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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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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.


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


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.


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.


-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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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).


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


All 1942 pennies are made of bronze. In circulated condition they sell for a few cents. However in uncirculated condition, it could sell in a MS state between $5 to $7,500 depending on what MS it is and Which mint produced it.You may be thinking of the famous 1943 Copper penny. in 1943 copper was saved for the war effort which meant pennies were to be made from steel and zinc.A slip up by mint staff meant a few copper blanks were left in the machine and a handful of 1943 COPPER pennies were put into circulation.These coins can fetch up to $400,000 plus!!!


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.


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


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


They are worth at least one cent up to thousands for a 1943 copper one. There were supposedly a few 1943 struck in copper and the rest are steel. Most have some slight value over the one cent.



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