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1943 Copper Wheat Penny  

CoinTrackers.com has estimated the 1943 Copper Wheat Penny value at an average of $60047, one in certified mint state (MS+) could be worth $85,782. (see details)...

1943 Copper Wheat Penny

Type: Copper Wheat Penny
Year: 1943
Mint Mark: No mint mark
Face Value: 0.01 USD
Total Produced: 0 [?]
Silver Content: 0%
Numismatic Value: $60047 to $85782.00
Value: As a rough estimate of this coins value you can assume this coin in average condition will be valued at somewhere around $60047, while one in certified mint state (MS+) condition could bring as much as $85,782 at auction. This price does not reference any standard coin grading scale. So when we say average, we mean in a similar condition to other coins issued in 1943, and mint state meaning it is certified MS+ by one of the top coin grading companies. [?].

Additional Info:

Only a few 1943 copper pennies were minted, all of which would have been released by error into the coin supply. During that year, the pennies minted were supposed to be steel or war pennies. Coin analysts suggest that copper plates from 1942 may have been tested or left mixed amongst the other steel plates, thus creating the error. No matter the cause, 1943 copper pennies now sell for just under $100,000 each, according to our resources.

Warning: Many 1943 Copper Pennies are fakes. A 1948 copper penny can be filed down on the left side of the 8, making it look like a 3 instead. Make sure your 1943 copper pennies are certified! Additionally, watch out for fake 1942 copper pennies that are actually just copper plated steel pennies of that same year. Itís not hard to copper plate a coin; scam artists do it quite often. Use a magnet to verify the coinís metallic composition. If the coin sticks to the magnet, itís a copper-plated steel, and therefore a fake.

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**When we say that 0, of these coins were produced or minted in 1943 this number doesn't always match the actual circulation count for this coin. The numbers come from the United States mint, and they don't reflect coins that have been melted, destroyed, or those that have never been released. Please keep that in mind.

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***Price subject to standard supply and demand laws, dealer premiums, and other market variations. Prices represent past values fetched at online auctions, estate sales, certified coins being sold by dealers, and user submitted values. While we wholeheartedly try to give honest price estimates there are many factors besides appearance, metal content, and rarity that help make up the coins overall value. Call or visit your local coin dealer for more information.

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