Please Read Before Posting A Topic

In the title please put date, denomination and type of coin design and a brief on what you are asking about.
In example: "1995 Lincoln Cent Missing 5" or "2010 Roosevelt Dime With a Line inside the rim".

All of this helps discern the different topics from each other and is much less confusing to members who want to help.
Topic titles like "how did this happen" or "help" often get ignored and lost in the confusion.

Also if you're having trouble posting an image then here's our guide for that. How To Post Images

Thanks,
Daniel Admin/Founder

Penny 1943 plated

Ask a question or post your most recent discovery.

Moderator: Daniel

Message
Author
italycoins
Coin Collector
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:29 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Penny 1943 plated

#11 Unread post by italycoins »

I can not understand. But these 1943 steel are plated or not ??? so what is this cover plate that you can see and that has come off ???

User avatar
Daniel
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 16942
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:59 pm
Location: Ohio
Has thanked: 482 times
Been thanked: 1148 times
Contact:

Re: Penny 1943 plated

#12 Unread post by Daniel »

italycoins wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:51 am I don't think anyone has an interest in manipulating a very ordinary dime. I think more of a plating error of the round plate that shows parts of the paint on the obverse that have come off. to me it seems like a mistake made in the mint during the plating phase
You're wrong. I have many common coins that people manipulated and damaged and plated. Just watch my videos, I show you several of them. Also we're not here to argue, we know the facts and have told you the 100% truth about your coin. Scott was a troll that got mad and made a bunch of bad comments.


User avatar
Earle42
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 3177
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:18 am
Location: OH
Has thanked: 145 times
Been thanked: 991 times

Re: Penny 1943 plated

#13 Unread post by Earle42 »

Maybe this will help.

Back in '43 the mint made zinc plated steel cents.

As time went on many, many of the steel cents would tarnish and turn an ugly dark grayish color from circulation.

After awhile many people and companies, for various reasons, would put yet another plating onto the coins to make them shiny again.

As one example, here is a picture of a set identical to one I got when younger and I opened a bank account at a local bank. All of the coins had been either plated or highly polished to make them shiny.
Click to enlarge
Click to enlarge
In my set the half, quarter, and dime had been polished harshly to make them shiny. The 1943 nickel and steel cent had been re-plated to make them shiny.

People did this to the 1943 cents for jewelry making. making novelty items, and for making the cents look new and selling them, to people who didn't know any better, as "rare steel war pennies."

It appears your cent has had the extra, non-mint re-plating coming off in areas. This happens when the re-plating was done without properly preparing the coins first by making sure all surface impurities were removed before applying the new plating.
Fact Check the grading Companies:
Fact checking grading company shortcomings on NO FG halves:
https://tinyurl.com/yalrstjz or higher resolution version: https://tinyurl.com/y7rksxu8

italycoins
Coin Collector
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:29 pm
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Penny 1943 plated

#14 Unread post by italycoins »

Yes. It looks like this is a zinc plate I think above the obverse. The reverse, on the other hand, does not have this plating. Probably this zinc plate on steel was not done properly and therefore over time has partially detached, leaving the obverse in a leopard spot

User avatar
SensibleSal66
Coin Expert
Posts: 2540
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:06 am
Location: Connecticut
Has thanked: 915 times
Been thanked: 595 times

Re: Penny 1943 plated

#15 Unread post by SensibleSal66 »

Good point DSCoins . I'm lost too .
Member of CONECA
" All replies are my opinion based on experience"
Casual Collector 40+ years , 10 years Error coins ( still learning).

Post Reply