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1943 steel, not cleaned. condition?


  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,266 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks to be a replated example...worth a dollar or so maybe a bit more.

    bob :)

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  • bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 5,523 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reprocessed steel cent. Little numismatic value.

  • I did not think of that. Reason being is that it was in a 1972 collection until now, the yellow is my light, I have two more almost perfect wheats that came with it and more. There is small oxidation around a small part of the rim. I will research your answer, thank you. Endzeit

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 17,541 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many, many thousands of 1943 steel cents were replated in the 1960s. They have little or no value other than as one cent.
    Even the raw originals have little value unless they are in major brand slabs with high MS grades.

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  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 21,266 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 27,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2, 2019 8:54PM

    In their original condition, the steel cents are satiny, not bright.

    They were made of zinc coated steel. With time and circulation, the zinc becomes gray or dull on Mint State pieces.

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  • AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 584 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve got one in a PCGS slab graded MS65. I paid $15 for it. I guess that tells you something...

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  • rickoricko Posts: 67,808 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have two original rolls of '43 cents.... I did open one roll, they are clean with a satin like finish.... That cent has been re-plated.... Cheers, RickO

  • SoldiSoldi Posts: 795 ✭✭✭✭

    @endzeit said:
    1943 steel, not cleaned. condition?

    Surely you jest

  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 6,135 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This should give you an idea of what the original finish looks like on a steelie

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 2,589 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Satin good, shiny bad. Me tarzan!.

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