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Answered 2007-05-27 00:55:06

The value of any coin depends on its condition, primarily, as well as its rarity and various other factors. In the case of the 1943 steel cent, rarity isn't an issue; these coins that seem unusual today are actually quite common. A rough estimate would be that each coin is worth about a dollar to a collector; whether you could actually get a dollar each, or $850 for the lot, depends on your determination & patience, and whether someone would actually want that many steel cents in one batch. Realistically, unless your coins are nice uncirculated ones (and not replated) you will never live long enough to get $1 apiece for your coins from collectors -- more likely 5 to 10 cents apiece in circulated condition. There were over a billion of these steel cents minted, so they are relatively common -- easy to find at any coin show.

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