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Post  Levent Suberk on Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:00 am

A 1943 dated copper cent sold for 186,000 $. Another one has been sold for 204,000 $ in last January. It is known that only 40 1943 copper alloy cents are existent today.

https://www.numismaticnews.net/article/5-8-million-sells-at-summer-fun-auction-in-orlando


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Post  gkamysz on Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:31 am

Checking my pockets now....
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Post  Levent Suberk on Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:00 pm

gkamysz wrote:Checking my pockets now....

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Post  66 Malibu on Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:33 pm

Back in the Spring my youngest grandson ( 8 Yrs old) has taken an interest in coin collections and he was telling me about how copper pennies were made.
I told him that all pennies ( pre 1982) were not copper but in 1943 due to the WWII copper shortage, all pennies were made of steel.
A few says later I gave him a steel cent and he was amazed.
I also showed him a counterfeit 1943 copper plated cent that I found in change years ago.
I told him at first I thought I was ginormusly ( his term) wealthy but my magnet said it was a copper plated steel.
To get an idea how kids think today, he told me the other day, that before the internet people actually played board games like Monopoly !!!!
I responded, Yes, I seem to remember something like that !!!!!
He asked me what that wire was sticking up from my car and I tried to explain AM and FM radio to him.
He then said , " Is that kind of like WIFI ?
I said UH...….Yes.
Go figure...……………….
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