1944 D Lincoln Wheat Cent Small Cents : Steel Cent

Bronze Composite Penny

Mintage: 7
Minted at: Denver

Designer - Engraver: Victor D Brenner
Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 3.11 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1944 D Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent Penny
One of the rarest and most intriguing US coins is the 1944-D Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent. Nearly all pennies from 1944 are supposed have transitioned from steel back to copper/bronze. However - similar to the rare 1943 copper cent - a small number of zinc-coated steel planchets were left over from 1943 and were used in 1944 during the transition to steel planchets. The 1944 steel cent was produced at all three mints. However - Only 7 Denver-minted 1944-D Steel Cents are known to exist - making it rarer than the Philadelphia variety but more common than the San Francisco variety. Most experts believe that there are still a few yet to be discovered! (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries)
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0177


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