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Does the 1943 copper penny exist?

Updated: 9/19/2023
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Yes, it does exist. However, only about 12 coin are known. These are all error coins with copper blanks left over in the mint's machinery that were accidentally struck. There are also many methods that people have created 1943 "copper" pennies which are worthless. One method is to modify the date of an existing copper penny to read 1943, another is to coat a legitimate steel cent with copper. Both of these can easily be detected by a reputable coin dealer.

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