Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Live Coin auctions starting as low as $1
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

1944 Steel Coated Penny With Mint D Marking

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 14 / Views: 464Next Topic  
New Member
United States
4 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  7:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add brother2619 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently found a steel penny in my collection and was curious if its worth anything. I see conflicting reviews online and wasn't sure but thought this group might point me in the right direction. Could someone give me insight on this particular coin history and if it is worth anything. It is not an error coin, that I know at the very least.
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
Canada
17088 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  8:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF

We will need a clear photo of both sides of the coin along
with the weight to two decimal points in order to help you.
There are countless counterfeits of this coin out there.
If it is genuine, then yes, it is worth something.
Pillar of the Community
United States
8626 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Earle42 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How much squash could a Sasquatch squash if a Sasquatch would squash squash?
Download and read: Grading the graders
Costly TPG ineptitude and No FG Kennedy halves
https://ln5.sync.com/dl/7ca91bdd0/w...i3b-rbj9fir2
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
73559 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply




to the CCF!
New Member
United States
4 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  8:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add brother2619 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After weighing it I have come to the realization that it is not steel inside but some sort of silver coating with copper I believe on the inside. It weighted at 3.1 grams, unfortunately my scale doesn't go lower in decimals and I am having trouble sending pictures. It seems to be a fake, sorry for getting some hopes up.
New Member
United States
4 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add brother2619 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's also magnetic slightly, but high has me confused a little bit I guess if the coating is steel or zinc that picked up a magnetic property it would explain it too.
New Member
United States
4 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add brother2619 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Pillar of the Community
United States
695 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  10:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definite fake (or science experiment). Weighs too much, not magnetic enough, and it looks like some copper showing through.
Pillar of the Community
United States
2454 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
brother2619, you are correct, it is plated with the original copper alloy underneath. Even a thin plating can make a coin slightly magnetic too.
Bedrock of the Community
United States
10027 Posts
 Posted 09/29/2022  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ijn1944 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool plating example. Keep it as a curiosity.
Pillar of the Community
United States
1271 Posts
 Posted 09/30/2022  04:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Quote:
in my collection

Nice to have another collector on board!
Now that you figured out how to post pic's...any other questions...let us know...we love pic's!
smat
Bedrock of the Community
United States
20732 Posts
 Posted 09/30/2022  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

To bad it is a fake. Would be a really great find if it was real.
just carl
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
12322 Posts
Bedrock of the Community
Learn More...
United States
60440 Posts
 Posted 09/30/2022  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also the weights will be different. 2.7 grams is a steel cent. 3.11 grams is a plated copper cent. So the weight will also give the differences away.
Richard S. Cooper
Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
118533 Posts
  Previous TopicReplies: 14 / Views: 464Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2022 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.37 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: