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- 1943-P : Bronze/Copper
1943 Lincoln Wheat Cent Small Cents : Bronze/Copper
Steel Composite Penny
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.):
One of the rarest and most intriguing US coins is the 1943 Bronze/Copper Lincoln Wheat Cent. Nearly all pennies from 1943 are supposed to be steel cents. However: A small number of copper planchets were left over from 1942 and were used in 1943 during the transition to steel planchets. The 1943 copper cent was produced at all three mints with about 20 being produced in Philadelphia - making it the more common of the three. Most experts believe that there are still a few yet to be discovered!
The 1943 Lincoln Wheat Penny (Bronze/Copper Variety) is worth $126,680 in average condition and can be worth $358,544 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0152
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