Rare Coins gdg
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.
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
Looks like you might have a windfall there. Be sure to get cash so it don't get taxed. HA HA HA!!!
I hope you hit it lucky.
Originally Posted by Franco
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
False excitment, penny is made of steel though it doesn't have the same coloring as my other steel pennies of that era.
Damn, just damn.......sorry buddy I was needing a loan.:(
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!