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Franco
09-26-2012, 11:16 PM
I was reading a story tonight on yahoo that linked over to the Huff Post about a MLB owner that just paid $1,000,000.00 for a rare 1943D bronze Lincoln Head penny.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/1943-bronze-penny-bill-simpson_n_1916043.html?1348680992

Well, when I was a youngster, my father game me an empty coin book(penny) and suggested I fill it up. This was around 1961, which I began doing. I started going through everyones change until I filled it up. I collected a bunch of steel pennies that were minted during WW2, so I knew I had pennies from that era.
My collection is from 1919 to 1961.

So, I said to myself, "What the heck, let me check my pennies". To my surprise, while looking through the steel pennies, I came across one that is more bronze in color, with wear. Not in mint condition but it is a 1943D!!!

Anyway, I'll be calling the the lady in the article tomorrow. Her contact info is in the article. Could be nothing but maybe not:D

murral stark
09-26-2012, 11:22 PM
Looks like you might have a windfall there. Be sure to get cash so it don't get taxed. HA HA HA!!!

charly_t
09-26-2012, 11:23 PM
I was reading a story tonight on yahoo that linked over to the Huff Post about a MLB owner that just paid $1,000,000.00 for a rare 1943D bronze Lincoln Head penny.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/26/1943-bronze-penny-bill-simpson_n_1916043.html?1348680992

Well, when I was a youngster, my father game me an empty coin book(penny) and suggested I fill it up. This was around 1961, which I began doing. I started going through everyones change until I filled it up. I collected a bunch of steel pennies that were minted during WW2, so I knew I had pennies from that era.
My collection is from 1919 to 1961.

So, I said to myself, "What the heck, let me check my pennies". To my surprise, while looking through the steel pennies, I came across one that is more bronze in color, with wear. Not in mint condition but it is a 1943D!!!

Anyway, I'll be calling the the lady in the article tomorrow. Her contact info is in the article. Could be nothing but maybe not:D

I hope you hit it lucky.

Franco
09-26-2012, 11:27 PM
Me too! I might run out and buy some spinners for my truck wheels. I probably started collecting around 1956-57 and stopped in 1961. I'll have to call several collectors to find out what the protocol is. I just don't want to mail my penny to some unknown person.

roseberry
09-27-2012, 07:07 AM
franco,
take that dang penny to the "cajun pawn stars". you will find out what it's worth, make a cool million and be on tv(like all the other la personalities)! you might even get to do a "cajun dog stars" spinoff on discovery channel!!!!!

JimmyD
09-27-2012, 07:16 AM
Here are the recent values published for coin collectors on 1934 penny.
Good - G, Fine - F, Extremely Fine XF, Uncirculated. 1934, $2.50, $2.50, $2.59, $17.98. 1934 D, $2.50, $2.50, $9.26, $27.
But everything is only worth what someone is willing to pay.

Franco
09-27-2012, 07:45 AM
What makes the 1943D bronze so valuable is that during the war, the US was minting pennies out of steel except for a few that were accidently made of bronze/copper alloy.

First thing this morning I am going to a jeweler that I know and have her identify the metal of my penny.

Franco
09-27-2012, 03:57 PM
False excitment, penny is made of steel though it doesn't have the same coloring as my other steel pennies of that era.

duk4me
09-27-2012, 04:22 PM
Damn, just damn.......sorry buddy I was needing a loan.:(

Goose
09-27-2012, 04:56 PM
I wish I had kept all 1964 and earlier quarters for their silver content back then.

Dallas Gold and Silver opened a new store close to me in Allen, TX. Went down there the other day to price some silver. I love going into a store that has shiny, gold and silver coins on display!

charly_t
09-27-2012, 06:52 PM
False excitment, penny is made of steel though it doesn't have the same coloring as my other steel pennies of that era.

Welllllll............you inspired me. I got out some very old pennies and looked at them with a magnifing glass.
None were good enough to even consider for a collecter. It was interesting though. Some of mine were found with the metal detecter so they are in very bad shape. I had no rare ones anyway.

Franco
09-27-2012, 07:54 PM
Funny thing is that I have in bronze or copper 1941D, 1942D, 1944D, 1945D, 1946D and 1947D! The steel pennies that I have are all dated 1943, 1943D(2) and 1943S. The steel pennies are silver in color with tarnish around all the lettering edges but one that I thought was valuable is more bronze/copper in color than the rest of my steel pennies. I will get a second opinion. I tried to post a picture here but because I don't have a macro lens on my phone camera, it was too blurry to read.

Goose, I have a little over 31 pounds of silver dollars, quarters and dimes pure silver stored in a 30cal. ammo can.
Duke 4me Tim, eveytime I walk into Prejeans' I think of our bet. Come on down, I'll let you buy me the Crispy Duck dinner;)

Jason Glavich
09-28-2012, 08:33 AM
When my dad passed I found some old coins from the early 1800-1899 not many but a few cool 2 and 3 cent coins. I looked up a few but never really found out what they are really worth. kind of makes me want to go find out, although i would never sell them.

The odd part is there are 4 random coins sealed in a cardboard sleeve, I thought it was a set but it is 4 very different coins that he decided to protect for some reason.

gmhr1
09-28-2012, 10:15 AM
with the dollar going to be worthless you want all the silver and gold you can get bullion is fine and less dangerous than a rare coin.