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Scratching my head

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1943 bronze cents have been the rage ever since 16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. found one in change from his school cafeteria way back in 1947.

There are 13 known specimens from the Philadelphia Mint, six from San Francisco and one from Denver. Almost all of them were found in circulation.


Today, most certified 1943 "coppers" trade in the neighborhood of $100,000. In 2003, a unique specimen with a "D" mint mark sold at auction for a whopping $212,750


The auctioned 1943-S copper cent is probably an altered 1948 and the ones bidding think they are onto something big, even though the auction cries FAKE! FAKE! FAKE!


This is one time where the seller can say, "Hey, I told you so!"

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