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 Steel  Lincoln Wheat Cent **Free Shipping**
1943 Steel  Lincoln Wheat Cent **Free Shipping** $1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6h 34m

1943 P-D-S Zinc Lincoln Wheat Cent Set of 3 Cents
1943 P-D-S Zinc Lincoln Wheat Cent Set of 3 Cents $1.54 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 7h 41m

Wheat Pennies 20/1910-1911 & 25/1943 steel wheat pennies. No Reserve.
Wheat Pennies 20/1910-1911 & 25/1943 steel wheat pennies. No Reserve. $1.55 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 24m

⚡️ 1943-D 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIPPING!
⚡️ 1943-D 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIPPING! $1.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 54m

🇺🇸 1943-S 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY *SEE S* US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIP!
🇺🇸 1943-S 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY *SEE S* US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIP! $2.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 59m

🔥 1943 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIPPING!
🔥 1943 1C LINCOLN WHEAT PENNY US MINT UNC/AU WWII COIN! FREE SHIPPING! $2.25 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 14h 4m

1943-S *RPD Error* Steel Wheat Penny // *rainbow toned* // (W563)
1943-S *RPD Error* Steel Wheat Penny // *rainbow toned* // (W563) $15.50 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 15h 35m

90% Silver 1943 Mercury Dime and Wheat Cent Showing on End of Wheat Roll 3a
90% Silver 1943 Mercury Dime and Wheat Cent Showing on End of Wheat Roll 3a $7.50 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 16h 37m

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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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