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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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