This coin has two possibilities; One is that someone has altered the coin after minting, such as coating it with Mercury, ETC. A related possibility is that the zinc base coin lost its copper plating, or was never plated in the first place. This type of coin is worth only face value. The second possibility is that it is a misstruck coin. This type of error in minting is called 'Wrong Planchet'. The only planchet that a penny can be mistakenly minted on is a dime planchet. These are extremely rare and are worth $250.00.
There are no 1984 pennies made from steel -- they were made from a zinc core with a thin outer copper layer. So you have a penny that either is missing its copper layer (worth a couple dollars) or one that has been plated by somebody with zinc, silver, or some other similar colored metal (no collector value). If your penny was made of steel, it would stick to a magnet -- try it!
About a penny
The mass of a 1984 cent is 2.5 grams.
The last Australian Penny was minted in 1964.
It's just a penny spend it.
Diego Penny was born on 1984-04-22.
Republic Steel ended in 1984.
The British Half Penny was no longer issued after 1984.
it is worth $1
The penny is a miss print and is worth 30-40 dollars
This steel mill closed in 1984.
Uncirculated $1 to $475 depending upon the condition of the coin.
Brothers - 1984 A Penny for Your Dreams 3-22 was released on: USA: 5 November 1986
Brothers - 1984 A Penny a Dance 3-5 was released on: USA: 28 May 1986
Hot Pursuit - 1984 Steel Trap 1-2 was released on: USA: 29 September 1984
It is known as a "magician's coin" and really isn't worth that much at all.
Brothers - 1984 Penny and the Hard Hat 4-13 was released on: USA: 28 August 1987
Brothers - 1984 Penny and the Hard Hat 4-14 was released on: USA: 11 September 1987
Transformers - 1984 City of Steel 2-18 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:G
Transformers - 1984 City of Steel 2-18 was released on: USA: 17 October 1985
Wheat cents were made from 1909 to 1958.
Dec 1984 so easy