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1943 Steel Penny Fake or Real ?

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edited December 20, 2022 1:52PM in U.S. Coin Forum
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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Title says "1944", picture is "1943"???

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    and 1943 cents stick to a magnet and are a gray color looking different than most cents

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    If it is a 1943 steel cent it is probably real.

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    coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,770 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough to say very much, you should check the white balance on your camera or phone camera, that is a very unnatural color for a steel cent. It looks like it might have been plated or painted as the coin surfaces are chipping/wearing off in places, that is what caused the "7" shape you see.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123 - How much larger is it?

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,186 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Possible Chinese fake?

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    More plausible that it’s a 1943 Steel Cent. Source: I got a C- in reading comprehension

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably a standard 1943 steel cent... Though the color in the pictures is way off.... Cheers, RickO

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    ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,339 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cents were steel in 1943. The one pictured is normal.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not a 7. It's pareidolia.

    If you want to do this as a business, you shouldn't be weighing and measuring steel cents.

    That coin is worth 10 cents. You would have to weigh and measure thousands of them and you MIGHT find something. But it won't matter because you starved to death while looking.

    If it's a hobby, you can value your time as zero and do it for fun. If it's a business, you can't waste time on things that don't pay.

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    lcutlerlcutler Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭

    1943 steel cents are extremely common and have little value, I have never even seen a fake one.

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    Idk if its the lighting but it its not it looks kinda wierd

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    edited December 21, 2022 1:28PM
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123... You are replying correctly. Good luck with the hobby, take it slow, get a Redbook, ask questions. Lots of fun. Cheers, RickO

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123... No, don't stop checking any resources. They all have great information, and often you will find one has a little more - or less - than another. Relax, it is a hobby, have fun. Cheers, RickO

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How much larger is it?> @lcourtney123 said:

    @OAKSTAR I misunderstood something I read I guess seems like I read something about cents being made in different sizes.
    it is a lot of info to take in. I need to learn about measurements as well.

    Yes, there are different size American cents. Don 't feel bad. There's a lot to learn. Just take your time and try to digest what you can.

    I'm way behind the numismatic curve. There are guys out there that have spent their careers in numismatic that don't know it all and are still learning.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123 said:
    @jmlanzaf Pareidolia I have never even heard of the word.

    This is an example of pareidolia. Seeing something that it is not.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,467 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lcourtney123 said:
    I appreciate you who encourage my venture it means a lot.
    Do I click quote to reply to someone or do it like I did this ?????

    Yes you can click the quote (like I did) to indicate what/which prior post you are responding to. And you can edit the quote like I did your's to the more specific part of the quote or to cut out unnecessary stuff (maybe text or photos).

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @lcourtney123 said:
    @jmlanzaf Pareidolia I have never even heard of the word.

    This is an example of pareidolia. Seeing something that it is not.

    I see a quarter.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @lcourtney123 said:
    @jmlanzaf Pareidolia I have never even heard of the word.

    This is an example of pareidolia. Seeing something that it is not.

    I see a quarter.

    Congratulation! You just won the emeraldATV award!! 😂 🤣

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @lcourtney123 said:
    @jmlanzaf Pareidolia I have never even heard of the word.

    This is an example of pareidolia. Seeing something that it is not.

    I see a quarter.

    Congratulation! You just won the emeraldATV award!! 😂 🤣

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    [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 64
    edited December 22, 2022 3:29PM
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