Thankfully there s a very easy way to tell genuine 1943 copper pennies apart from those that were former 1948 pennies.
Fake 1944 steel wheat penny.
There are some 1944 copper cents floating around that have been plated with steel.
Collectors speculate this also happened by the same mistake of steel planchets from the previous year 1943 being accidentally left in the hopper when production of the 1944 cents began.
In fact the 3 extends well below the bottom of the other numerals in the date.
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If they measure in at 3 11 grams each more or less they re of the ordinary copper.
1944 lincoln cent wheat value do you have a 1944 steel penny worth 373 750 00.
It s really easy to tell if you have a 1944 steel penny or 1944 copper cent.
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Thousands of dollar for fake 1944 lincoln cents.
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Usa coin book estimated value of 1944 s lincoln wheat penny steel cent variety is worth 380 303 in average condition and can be worth 705 710 to 1 057 179 or more in uncirculated ms mint condition.
We tell you how valuable and rare this coin is how to know if you have one and the big money it s worth.
If your 1944 penny sticks to a magnet it s a steel cent and is rare.
If your 1944 penny does not stick to a magnet it s made from copper and is common.
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Another test you can conduct on your 1944 pennies is to weigh them.
1944 steel wheat penny.
Counterfeiters have also found a way to fake these as well.
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A real 1943 copper penny has an elongated tail on the 3 while a true 1944 steel penny is magnetic and weighs 1 2 gram more than a copper penny of the same year.
In case you haven t noticed the font styling of real 1943 pennies created an elongated tail at the bottom part of the 3 in the date.