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A 1942 copper penny is worth between $0.15 and $3.00. If you have a 1943 copper penny it is worth a lot more. In 1943 because of the war and the need for copper pennies in that year were made from steel. Steel pennies from 1943 are worth around $0.30 and $2.50. If you have a real 1943 copper penny take it to a coin shop or dealer and have them check it out to see if it is real.

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Q: How much is 1942 and 1943 copper pennies worth?
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Are 1942 copper pennies worth a lot?

Copper is the normal metal for 1942 copper cents (1943 cents are the ones where the copper ones are worth thousands of dollars) and they are only worth about 3 cents. They are fairly common and not worth all that much.

What are 1943 copper pennies worth?

It's worth tens of thousands of dollars if it's genuine. That said, most copper 1943 pennies out there are fakes.

What is a1943 copper penny worth?

Over a million dollars if it is genuine. However, the vast majority of "copper" 1943 pennies are simply genuine copper pennies of later dates with their date modified to read 1943 or 1943 steel pennies with a thin layer of copper.

1943 pure copper penny does anyone know what it's worth?

-In 1943, pennies were made out of steel instead of copper. A 1943 pure copper penny is a rare mint error, and is worth lots.

How much is a Not Magnetic 1942 P Copper Wheat Penny?

All 1942 pennies are copper (it is the 1943 that is steel). It is a common date worth about 3 cents in average circulated condition and up to a few bucks if uncirculated.

What s pennies are worth money?

A 1943 copper penny is known to be worth a lot of money,

How come a 1943 penny is worth so much?

It isn't. Normal 1943 pennies are worth 3-15 cents depending on condition because they are made out of steel and are collected even by non-collectors as curiosities. The only expensive 1943 pennies are the copper pennies which were made by mistake. When they turned on the machines to make the 1943 steel pennies, some copper blanks were left inside the machines and so a tiny amount of 1943 copper pennies were created by mistake. Since there might only be ~15 made, they are worth a lot. But an ordinary 1943 penny is only worth a few cents.

How much a US copper 1943 penny worth in 2009?

There are not many 1943 copper pennies known. If it is genuine they sell for well over $100,000.

What is a 1943 copper penny worth?

A genuine copper 1943 penny is worth many thousands of dollars. However, most out there are fakes; either copper-coated steel cents, or altered 1948 pennies.

Are there any 1943 copper pennies still out there?

yes I have 1 1943 copper pennies, but if you find one make sure it is not a 1948 with the 8 cut down and yes its a copper pennies

Where is a 1943 copper penny found?

Copper pennies from the year 1943 are exceedingly rare. Finding one would be extremely fortuitous. They are worth several thousand dollars.

What were pennies made before 1943 made of?

Lincoln cents from 1909-1942 are made of Bronze which is mostly copper. The 1943 cents are Zinc coated steel.

How much are 1943 copper pennies worth today?

Some have sold at auction in the range of $40,000 to $50,000

What is different about the 1943 pennies?

Copper was needed for the war so in 1943 pennies were made of zinc coated steel. In circulated condition they are worth 3-25 cents. In uncirculated they are worth about 10-25 dollars.

How much money is the most expensive penny worth?

1.7 Million dollars, that was what a collector recently paid for a 1943 copper penny made at the Denver mint, the only known 1943 copper penny struck there (keep in mind that the 1943 pennies were struck in steel, the copper 1943 pennies are errors).

Are all 1943 zinc pennies copper coated?


How many copper pennys were made in 1943?

There are no exact records of the number of copper pennies made in 1943. It was about 40. Most pennies that year were made of steel.

Why do people clean pennies?

They collect them, and some, like a 1943 copper penny, are worth a lot of money. Most pennies are only worth a penny, but, some are worth a lot more than than to a collector.

How much is a 1983 steel penny worth?

The only steel pennies were made in 1943 to save copper for the war effort.

What is a 1943 Coper penny worth?

Over a million dollars if it is genuine. However, there are only a handful of known genuine 1943 copper pennies. Many "copper" 1943 pennies are either genuine 1943 cents dipped in copper to make them appear to be copper (but will still stick to a magnet due to the steel) or other years of wheat pennies with the date altered to make it look like a 1943 penny, however, experienced coin dealers and graders will be able to spot these as altered dates.

Were any copper 1943 pennies made?

The 1943 copper Lincoln cents were made by error, only about 12 exist.

In 1943 why were pennies made from zinc coated steel?

Copper shortage in WWII. Copper for bullets and "Zinc/steel" for pennies. Afte WWII was over the pennies went back to copper.

Copper content in 1942 and 1943 pennys the same?

If you mean US Lincoln cents dated 1942 & 1943 the answer is no, the composition of the 1942 is .950 copper and .050 tin and zinc. The 1943 is zinc coated steel.

What is the value of a 1944 us copper penny worth?

Copper is the normal metal for 1944 pennies -- it's worth about 2 cents. Now if you had a 1944 made of steel, or a 1943 made of copper, then you might have something. Dan

Are all wheat pennies made of steel?

No, most wheat pennies are made of copper. Only the 1943 pennies were made from zinc coated steel. There were about 40 made from copper in 1943 and they bring up to $82,000 each!