Collecting The 1943 Wheat Penny?

September 14, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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1943 copper wheat penny, 1943 wheat centThe 1943 Wheat Penny came into circulation due to the war. Copper was badly needed to make bullets so the government decided to make pennies out of steel with a zinc coating. It was made in all three mints; Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. The coins minted in Denver had “D” marked below the date. San Francisco was also marked below the date but with an “S”.

The 1943 steel penny was not well received by the public. The public wanted their old copper pennies not these new pennies made out of steel. Some people would call the steel wheat pennies “steelies” or “”lead cents”. Also, these shiny pennies were sometimes mistaken for dimes which of course would cost shop owners money if not noticed.

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1943 Wheat Penny

June 5, 2009 by Jake · Leave a Comment
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Did you know?

* 1943 had 684,628,670 minted for circulation
* 1943-D had 217,660,000 minted for circulation
* 1943-S had 191,550,000 minted for circulation

1943 P STEEL PENNIES ONE HALF ROLL (25) NICE WHEAT CENTS, ALL 1943 P LOT 3
1943 P STEEL PENNIES ONE HALF ROLL (25) NICE WHEAT CENTS, ALL 1943 P LOT 3 $3.00 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 45m

1943 P Lincoln Wheat Cent ALMOST UNCIRCULATED COIN LOW SHIPPING LOT 2
1943 P Lincoln Wheat Cent ALMOST UNCIRCULATED COIN LOW SHIPPING LOT 2 $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 50m

"SEALED" ROLL OF "50" 1943 WHEAT PENNIES UP FOR AUCTION
$1.29 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 58m

1943 Silver Wheat Penny - Steel Lincoln Cent
1943 Silver Wheat Penny  - Steel Lincoln Cent $0.21 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 40m

LOT OF 25 1943 LINCOLN STEEL WHEAT PENNIES UNGRADED
LOT OF 25  1943 LINCOLN STEEL WHEAT PENNIES UNGRADED $2.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 14h

1943 P STEEL PENNIES ONE HALF ROLL (25) NICE WHEAT CENTS, ALL 1943 P LOT 13
1943 P STEEL PENNIES ONE HALF ROLL (25) NICE WHEAT CENTS, ALL 1943 P LOT 13 $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 36m

1943 P Lincoln Wheat Cent ALMOST UNCIRCULATED COIN LOW SHIPPING LOT 3
1943 P Lincoln Wheat Cent ALMOST UNCIRCULATED COIN LOW SHIPPING LOT 3 $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 18h 42m

Set of 6 1943 Lincoln Silver Wheat Pennies Steel
Set of 6 1943 Lincoln Silver Wheat Pennies Steel $6.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 22h 6m

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Remember!  Proof production was suspended starting with this year, 1943 all the up to 1949 because was World War II.

Be sure to look for the very rare errors on bronze planchets!  Remember that 1943 Wheat Pennies were produced  on zinc coated steel planchets only!

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