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There are no exact records of the number of copper pennies made in 1943. It was about 40. Most pennies that year were made of steel.

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1950p272,686,3861950d334,950,0001950s118,505,000


The answer depends on how many pennies are in each box.


To conserve copper for the war effort, cents were minted on zinc-coated steel planchets in 1943, but a few of the pre-war planchets were somehow overlooked and at least 12 copper cents were made and got into circulation.


There isn't a "steel copper" penny. US cents were made of steel - but no copper - during 1943 to conserve copper for use in ammunition. Up till 1982 other dates of cents were made of a bronze alloy that was 95% copper, but no steel. A few 1943 cents were struck in bronze by accident but these are very rare and none have been found in many years.


All of them were supposed to be made of steel, however there were a few copper coins accidentally struck that year. Its extremely rare to come across copper pennies from that year.


There are not many 1943 copper pennies known. If it is genuine they sell for well over $100,000.


A genuine copper 1943 penny is worth many thousands of dollars. However, most out there are fakes; either copper-coated steel cents, or altered 1948 pennies.


The original composition is steel not copper, many have been copper plated.


A 1943 Copper cent is worth as much as $40,000 because most cents from America in 1943 were made from steel because of the need of copper for WWII. A few copper cents were made in error and are very rare coins. However, there are many counterfeit "1943" cents made from 1948 pennies by shaving away the left-hand side of the "8". The difference should be obvious. A genuine 1943 cent has an asymmetrical 3 in the date, with the tail pointing down at a 45º angle. A fake made from a 1948 cent has a symmetrical 3, with the top and bottom halves of the digit being semicircular.


1943- 684,628,670 1943 d- 217,660,000 1943 s- 191,550,000


Over a million dollars if it is genuine. However, there are only a handful of known genuine 1943 copper pennies. Many "copper" 1943 pennies are either genuine 1943 cents dipped in copper to make them appear to be copper (but will still stick to a magnet due to the steel) or other years of wheat pennies with the date altered to make it look like a 1943 penny, however, experienced coin dealers and graders will be able to spot these as altered dates.


1 billion pennies (not pennys) = 10 million dollars.


I would estimate that a 1943 D copper cent would bring somewhere between $40,000 and $100,000, depending on its condition and the abilities of the selling auction house. Owing to a shortage of copper during WWII (especially the year of 1943), the Treasury Department resorted to the use of zinc-coated steel for cents. No bronze (copper) cents were INTENDED to be minted in 1943, but at least 12 and as many as 40 copper planchets were struck with the 1943 dies.


Copper atoms....an element (copper) is made of many atoms.


All 1943 Lincoln cents were struck on steel planchets coated with zinc the copper was needed for the war effort. A very few copper cents have turned up nobody knows for sure how many there are, that's why it's unique


Presuming that you are asking about US Lincoln pennies, the answer is that it depends. If the pennies are pre-1982, they are 95% copper and 5% zinc and weigh 147 to the pound. If the pennies are post-1982, they are 2.5% copper and 97.5% zinc and weigh 181 to the pound. In 1982, both types were made. In 1943, pennies were made from steel coated with zinc (so-called "silver pennies" or "steel pennies") and in 1944 (and I think 1945 as well) from old brass shell casings, so their counts would be a bit different.


No additional genuine 1943 copper cents have been found in many years. You most likely have an altered coin or a copy.A genuine 1943 copper cent weighs 3.11 gm and the tail of the number "3" in the date points down and left at about a -45 degree angle. Many "1943" copper cents are actually altered 1948 coins. On these, the tail of the "3" points almost horizontally because it's really part of the bottom of the original "8".


Yes, it does exist. However, only about 12 coin are known. These are all error coins with copper blanks left over in the mint's machinery that were accidentally struck. There are also many methods that people have created 1943 "copper" pennies which are worthless. One method is to modify the date of an existing copper penny to read 1943, another is to coat a legitimate steel cent with copper. Both of these can easily be detected by a reputable coin dealer.


So far at least 10, and possibly 12, genuine 1943 copper cents have been authenticated. Because these were struck in error (leftover copper blanks intended for 1942 cents got mixed in with steel blanks being struck with the 1943 date) the exact number is unknown. It's about 99.99999% certain that none are left in circulation.


There are many things made out of copper most notably are electrical wires, electrical conductors, pipes.


84702.315789473684210526315789474 ~ Approximately 84702.


100 pennies are in a dollar!


Mintage of the 1943-P Jefferson nickel is 271,165,000.


copper is a 3d element. Metal is made by Cu atoms.


Technically you could get however much someone is willing to pay for it. Realistically, you're looking at about 5 cents for a circulated coin, or a couple of dollars for a nice Mint State coin. There were a few "copper" (actually a copper, zinc, & tin alloy) 1943 cents made, but most of them are believed to have been found already, and there are many fake versions, including modified 1948 cents and plated 1943 steel cents. If you have a 1943 copper cent, and it doesn't stick to a magnet, get it certified first! This will also get it graded, which will help in its eventual sale.



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