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A 1943 zinc-coated steel Lincoln penny is worth less than 10 cents today. But a 1943 one-of-a-kind copper alloy Lincoln penny struck at the Denver Mint was recently sold by a New Jersey coin dealer for a record $1.7 million. The anonymous previous owner donated the coin to a charity before the sale so the charity would get the proceeds. The new owner also owns bronze 1943 pennies struck at the Philadelphia and San Francisco mints, and will show all three pennies at a coin show in Tampa in January. (Bronze is a copper alloy—but people always refer to the pennies as "copper.") It is thought that fewer than 20 of the bronze error pennies were made, and the coin that just sold is believed to be the only one minted in Denver. A few fakes have been discovered.










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#6 Ret.Richard Mc Gowan 2015-11-11 13:38
I found a 1943 copper d penny in my change and my wife did not believe it had value and spent it to cover 8 cent taxes due and I just had to tell somebody to maintain my mental stability.
#5 joan75 2011-01-09 18:13
How do u tell about copper alloy Lincoln penny 1943 with D mark?
#4 1943 Pennypickelcastor 2011-01-05 12:05
How do you tell the difference between the bronze and the copper penny? I have a 1943 D penny.
#3 charlene 2010-12-30 18:36
iI have a Lincoln 1943 zinc-coated penny, but has no mint mark
#2 Copper penniesInteriorAccents 2010-09-29 20:23
In 1943 pennies were made of steel with a copper/zinc coating because of the war. A true 1943 copper penny would not be attracted to a magnet.
#1 Difference?thissideup 2010-09-29 14:02
how do you tell the difference in zinc-coated vs actualy copper alloy?

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