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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.

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Q: What is the value of 1979 penny that is gold tinted looks real and sticks to a magnet?
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Silver penny from 1943 that sticks to a magnet?

They were steel, not silver.

Does a us silver dollares stick to a magnet?

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.

How do you know if your 1943 penny is copper?

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.

How much is a black penny worth?

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.

How do you know a 1943 steel war penny is authentic?

Try the magnet test, if it sticks to it, it's steel.

How do you know if your 1943 penny is bronze?

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.

What is a 1943 penny that sticks to the magnet and has an S on and looks silver colored worth?

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.

Why will a magnet not pick up a penny?

A magnet will pick up a penny because Josiah is gay

Value of a 1972-S penny with a gold tint and sticks to a magnet?

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.

How do you know if your 1944 penny is steel?

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.

1942 steel penny Is it real I have such a penny. Am i hallucinating?

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.

Does a real 1943 copper penny stick to a magnet?

No. Copper is not attracted to a magnet.

Will a copper penny stick 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?

Can a magnet attract a penny?

No, copper is not magnetic.

Is a penny made of cooper and will a magnet attract it?


Why won't a magnet pick up a penny?

because the penny can't be magnetically charged.

How much is a 1979 gold tinted penny worth?

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.

Why is a penny called a penny?

looks like one

Did the US Mint make a 1973 steel penny?

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.

What is the value of a mint condition 1943 copper penny?

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.

Does a penny stick to a magnet?

NO magnets arent attracted to copper

How can you tell if your 1943 penny is real?

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

How do you know if your 1943 copper penny is real?

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.

Is a modern United States penny magnetic?

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.