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    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/2012/0...tml?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
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    Looks like you might have a windfall there. Be sure to get cash so it don't get taxed. HA HA HA!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    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/2012/0...tml?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
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    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.
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    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!!!!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    False excitment, penny is made of steel though it doesn't have the same coloring as my other steel pennies of that era.
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    Damn, just damn.......sorry buddy I was needing a loan.
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    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!

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