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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.

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Copper shortage in WWII. Copper for bullets and "Zinc/steel" for pennies. Afte WWII was over the pennies went back to copper.


In recent years pennies have been made of steel plated in copper, and steel is prone to rust. Older pennies were made of pure copper, or copper and zinc, which did not rust.


U.S. cents made before mid-1982, and British pennies made before 1993, were struck in a bronze alloy that was mostly copper. Some very early cents and pennies were struck in pure copper. Modern U.S. cents are made from copper-plated zinc, and British pennies are made of copper-plated steel.


Steelies. Short for "steel cents." Copper was needed for the war, so pennies were cast out of steel.


American pennies have been copper in every year except 1943, when copper was scarce and pennies were made of steel. These days, pennies are more zinc than copper.


Prior to 2001 pennies were made from copper, or a copper-nickel alloy; since 2001 they have been made of copper plated steel.


No, most wheat pennies are made of copper. Only the 1943 pennies were made from zinc coated steel. There were about 40 made from copper in 1943 and they bring up to $82,000 each!


In 1992, UK pennies switched from bronze, to copper-plated steel.


That depends on what the pennies are made of:There are approximately 145 copper pennies in a poundThere are approximately 181 copper plated zinc pennies in a poundThere are approximately 168 steel pennies in a pound


Pennies Older than 1996 are made of a high percentage of copper which is not magnetic, Pennies after 1996 are made of Zinc and or Steel with copper plating .. the Zinc/steel is magnetic and will stick to a magnet


quarters are made of steel, and pennies are made of copper. Copper doesn't conduct electricity


All 1944 pennies are copper. There are, however, a few steel pennies that were made in 1944, these though are exceedingly rare. The only year for zinc-coated steel pennies was 1943 and pennies didn't start becoming copper-coated zinc until 1982.


Six pennies (copper coated steel) equal 0,972 cm.


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.


Over a million dollars if it is genuine. However, the vast majority of "copper" 1943 pennies are simply genuine copper pennies of later dates with their date modified to read 1943 or 1943 steel pennies with a thin layer of copper.


1943 to save copper for the war effort.


There were no 1910 steel pennies ever made. The pennies made in 1910 were made out of nearly pure copper.


The only U.S. coin that is magnetic is the 1943 steel penny. The penny was made out of steel rather than copper because of the shortage of copper for WW2.


British Pennies and Twopences minted from 1992 onwards are made from copper plated steel. Steel being an alloy of iron and other things, is magnetic. Earlier British Pennies and Twopences were made from bronze which is mostly copper. Copper is a non-ferrous metal and has no magnetic properties.


A 1942 copper penny is worth between $0.15 and $3.00. If you have a 1943 copper penny it is worth a lot more. In 1943 because of the war and the need for copper pennies in that year were made from steel. Steel pennies from 1943 are worth around $0.30 and $2.50. If you have a real 1943 copper penny take it to a coin shop or dealer and have them check it out to see if it is real.


Well i am not 100% percent sure what your 1944 penny is if it is not wheat. As all 1944 pennies were wheat. However, if your penny is steel you have a very nice piece of history. In 1943 all pennies were steel because of the lack of copper in WW11. But, in 1944 there were some 'error' pennies that were made of steel instead of copper. All 1944 pennies should be copper! If the penny is steel it is probably worth upwards of 900$ and in fair condition probably significantly more. Hope that helps.


The only steel pennies were made in 1943 to save copper for the war effort.


The materials used to mint pennies has changed. Originally, pennies were made of almost pure copper. Today, British pennies are made of nickel/steel blanks coated in copper, and US "pennies" (actually cents) are made of zinc blanks coated in copper.


Copper pennies, obviously copper. Brass, obviously brass. Nails, I believe would be steel. I believe the correct answer is Zinc. YEA WHAT THEY SAID =D


Lincoln cents from 1909-1942 are made of Bronze which is mostly copper. The 1943 cents are Zinc coated steel.



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