A normal 1979 penny will not stick to a magnet -- it's made almost entirely of copper -- a non-magnetic material. So for your coin to stick to a magnet, it has to either be fake, or plated with some kind of magnetic material. In either case, it's value would only be as a novelty item -- perhaps a couple dollars at best.
They were steel, not silver.
No. No genuine US coin other than the 1943 steel penny will stick to a magnet. If you have a US coin that sticks to a magnet other than the steel penny, it is a counterfeit.
If it sticks to a magnet then it is not copper. If it does not stick to a magnet then take it to a collector to be evaluated. It could be worth a lot of money.
Your "black" penny is most likely a 1943 steel penny. (Check it with a magnet. If it sticks its steel) It is worth about .10 - .20 cents.
Try the magnet test, if it sticks to it, it's steel.
Put it under a magnet. If it sticks it is a steel penny. If it does not stick take to a collector or professional who can examine it further and give you a answer.
Uncirculated examples sell for $1 to $2. In any lower condition a dealer may give 5 or 10 cents. He already has rolls of them that he can't sell.
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A 1972 US cent would be made of solid bronze and have a different color than a new one, but not goldish. If it sticks to a magnet, it is either not real or has been coated with some metal with magnetic properties.
The vast, vast, vast, majority of 1944 pennies are copper. If it sticks to a magnet it /might/ be steel, though you'd have to take it to an expert to make sure it wasn't altered from a steel 1943 penny.
The best way to find out if it is real, simply use a magnet. It will cling to the magnet if it is a real steel penny.
No. Copper is not attracted to a magnet.
No. Copper is not a magnetic metal. But you knew that already because you tried using a magnet on an ordinary penny, correct?
No, copper is not magnetic.
because the penny can't be magnetically charged.
My guess would be that it was plated with gold (or a gold-colored metal) after minting, and that it is thus worth about a penny.
looks like one
We found on at Sears, in our change. It is steel because it sticks to a magnet. I am here because I wanted an answer to this question. But I have one so Yes they did. I wish I knew more.
The Lincoln cents dated 1943 were struck on zinc coated steel planchet not copper. It may look like copper and could be plated.Test it with a magnet to see if it sticks to it. If it does not react to a magnet look at the 3 in the date. Many 1948 cents have been altered so the 8 looks like a 3. So it's Best to have a dealer or collector look at the coin.
NO magnets arent attracted to copper
If it is silver in color and sticks to a magnet, it is real (and worth between a dime and a few dollars). If it is copper and doesn't stick to a magnet (and has not had the date changed by some nefarious means), it is worth several thousand dollars. you could tell if it is very rusty and you also can go to a secailest
Take it to a reputable coin dealer and he can verify it for you. Some easy tricks to do is to see if it sticks to a magnet, if it does, it is a fake. Secondly, look at the coin under a loupe and compare the last 2 digits to a genuine 1943 steel penny, if they aren't identical, it is an altered coin.
Neither the original copper or the newer version copper-zinc penny is magnetic. The 1943 steel penny was the only penny effected by a magnet.