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- 1943-S : Bronze/Copper
1943 S 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-S 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. However - Only 5 San Francisco-minted 1943-S Copper Cents are known to exist - making it rarer than the Philadelphia variety but more common than the unique Denver variety. Most experts believe that there are still a few yet to be discovered!
The 1943-S Lincoln Wheat Penny (Bronze/Copper Variety) is worth $220,909 in average condition and can be worth $520,033 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: $0.0153
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