1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent Small Cents : Steel Cent

Steel Composite Penny

Mintage: 84,628,670
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Victor D Brenner
Metal Composition: Steel Coated Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1943 Steel Wartime Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny
1943 Lincoln Wheat Cents look like "silver pennies" but they are actually made out of steel. During World War 2: The US needed to allocate as much copper as possible for the war effort and this included copper used for minting Lincoln Cents at the US Mint. Zinc-coated steel was used as the substitute metal composition and hence the new silver-like coin is known as the wartime steel cent or steel penny.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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MELT VALUE: $0.0149

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