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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* 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 d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3)
1943 p d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3) $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 48m

1943 p d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3)
1943 p d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3) $0.55 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 9m

1943 p d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3)
1943 p d s steel wheat pennies (Lot of 3) $0.75 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1h 17m

1943-D LINCOLN WHEAT CENT WWII ERA ZINC-COATED STEEL ICG MS67
1943-D LINCOLN WHEAT CENT WWII ERA ZINC-COATED STEEL ICG MS67 $17.06 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 14m

1943 LINCOLN WHEAT CENT WWII ERA ZINC-COATED STEEL ICG MS67
1943 LINCOLN WHEAT CENT WWII ERA ZINC-COATED STEEL ICG MS67 $34.88 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 15m

1943 LINCOLN STEEL WHEAT CENT WWII FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION FLAWLESS MS GEM!
1943 LINCOLN STEEL WHEAT CENT WWII FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION FLAWLESS MS GEM! $9.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2h 50m

Choice Uncirculated - 1943-D - STEEL CENT - Lincoln Wheat Cent - Historic *675
Choice Uncirculated - 1943-D - STEEL CENT - Lincoln Wheat Cent - Historic *675 $2.25 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 34m

Complete 1941-58 Lincoln Wheat Cent Set - Includes 1943 Steel Cents! *014
Complete 1941-58 Lincoln Wheat Cent Set - Includes 1943 Steel Cents! *014 $5.02 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 41m

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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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