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

US PENNIES -LINCOLN WHEAT CENTS-5- COIN LOT-1909P VDB,1932D,1943S,1954S,1958D-AU
US PENNIES -LINCOLN WHEAT CENTS-5- COIN LOT-1909P VDB,1932D,1943S,1954S,1958D-AU $5.99 (1 Bid)
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Roll 1943 steel pennies. 50 wheat pennies from 1943. Some with mint marks
Roll 1943 steel pennies. 50 wheat pennies from 1943. Some with mint marks $5.50 (10 Bids)
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(#432) NGC MS 66 1943 S Wartime Lincoln Wheat Cent
(#432) NGC MS 66 1943 S Wartime Lincoln Wheat Cent $17.51 (8 Bids)
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1943 P+D+S Steel Wheat Penny // BU-AU // 3 Coins // (WL21)
1943 P+D+S Steel Wheat Penny // BU-AU // 3 Coins // (WL21) $0.99 (1 Bid)
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1943 BU Steel HALF ROLL solid date obw bank Wheat cent pennies Uncirculated
1943 BU Steel HALF ROLL solid date obw bank Wheat cent pennies Uncirculated $21.83 (19 Bids)
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(500) 1943 Steel Wheat Penny Lot // P+D+S // 10 Rolls + BONUS.
(500) 1943 Steel Wheat Penny Lot //  P+D+S // 10 Rolls + BONUS. $63.00 (2 Bids)
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90% Silver 1943 Mercury Dime and Wheat Cent Showing on End of Wheat Roll 1a
90% Silver 1943 Mercury Dime and Wheat Cent Showing on End of Wheat Roll 1a $4.85 (7 Bids)
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1943 S Lincoln wheat cent CUD - RCD-1C-1943S-03R
1943 S Lincoln wheat cent CUD - RCD-1C-1943S-03R $9.50 (4 Bids)
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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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