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1943 copper penny veterans and pcgs help please

Mega_CollectorMega_Collector Posts: 1
edited July 2, 2018 6:57PM in Q & A Forum

I have a 1943 copper penny. Weighs 3.1 grams. Non magnetic. Made of copper. Not a altered date. Customer says it is a fake and claims to.have sent it in to pcgs and retrieved it as fake within 3 days. Is this a scammer and is this penny real or fake.


  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those rims, among other things, don't look right to me. Are you buying or selling, this coin? There is no reason for such a rare coin to be raw. If it is not in a slab there is a reason.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 3, 2018 11:51AM

    LIBERTY does not look right to me. You might also want to read this. Hope it helps.

    Chinese counterfeiters are manufacturing some high-quality counterfeit coins to deceive coin collectors in the United States. These coins are made to resemble a genuine 1943 Lincoln cent, and the Chinese counterfeiters use copper blanks so they won't stick to a magnet.

    Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell the difference between a genuine 1943 copper penny and a Chinese counterfeit. Fortunately, Lincoln cent experts at third-party grading services can tell the difference by closely inspecting the coin under a stereo microscope. Additionally, a professional numismatist may be able to tell the difference for you before you send it to a third-party grading service

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,393 ✭✭✭✭✭

    LIBERTY is more than not right, each letter is out of alignment to a horizontal line. Buhbuy. Peace Roy

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  • NLLNLL Posts: 34

    The coin appears to be copper plated. Many steel cents were copper played and sold as a novelty.

  • Is this real it doesn’t stick to. A magnet

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,233 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JohnCollects said:
    Is this real it doesn’t stick to. A magnet

    ? This thread is 4 years old. If you have a coin to ask about it is best to start your own thread. And you would need to include photos.

  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't be getting your hopes up. Copper Chinese fakes have been available on sites like aliexpress for the last 10-15 years. At less than $2, how many dozen do you want.

    As @jbk posted, pics are needed for any complete evaluation.

    Member of the ANA since 1982
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