Do you mean a 1943 penny, since there were over a billion struck - ? Anyway, copper was a strategic material needed for ammunition casings. To free up copper for the war effort, in 1943 the Mint decided to strike cents out of zinc-plated steel. The coins quickly proved to be unsatisfactory for a number of reasons - they were easily confused with dimes, the zinc coating turned dull gray[*], and eventually the steel core began to rust. In 1944 enough copper scrap was available from used shell casings that copper coinage was resumed. As a result, 1944 and '45 cents are sometimes called "shell case cents". A few leftover copper blanks intended for 1942 cents somehow got mixed in with steel blanks intended for '43s, and were struck with that date. These famous "1943 coppers" sell for thousands of dollars today. Unfortunately, they are also often counterfeited so most of the suspected specimens that are now found turn out to be fakes. Similarly, a few steel blanks were struck in 1944 so there are "'44 steels" but these are less sought-after than the '43 coppers. [*]The gray color caused people who were unfamiliar with the coins' composition to erroneously refer to them as "lead" pennies.
a 1943 D penny is worth 1.7 million dollars
A 1943 steel penny with no mintmark can be worth $.35 - $1.50
it is not rare enough to have any value [will have value in about 3 years]
A 1943 steel penny is worth just that 1cent.
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Penny Valentine was born in 1943.
The 1943 penny was not made with copper, like all other years. Copper was funneled to the War Department so the 1943 penny was made from steel and other compounds.
1943 12 sided Canadian penny
A 1943 penny with a kangaroo on one side is an Australian penny. These can be worth 3.00 dollars or more depending on the condition of the coin.
Yes, he has been on the penny since 1909.
rust no. Well maybe a 1943 steel penny.
No such thing as a Winged Liberty penny. 1943 Lincoln cents are steel. The Winged Liberty (or Mercury) design was used on dimes in 1943.
The 1943 Australian Penny mintmark -No mintmark if it was minted in Melbourne"." after the "Y" in PENNY if it was minted in Perth (PENNY.)"I" under King George's head if it was minted in Bombay
An Australian 1943 Halfpenny minted in Melbourne, has no mintmark. An Australian 1943 Halfpenny minted in Perth has a dot (.) after the (Y) in PENNY (PENNY.). An Australian 1943 Halfpenny minted in Bombay has an (I) below the King's head.
-In 1943, pennies were made out of steel instead of copper. A 1943 pure copper penny is a rare mint error, and is worth lots.
1.7 Million dollars, that was what a collector recently paid for a 1943 copper penny made at the Denver mint, the only known 1943 copper penny struck there (keep in mind that the 1943 pennies were struck in steel, the copper 1943 pennies are errors).
Depends on condition.
About 15 cents.
No. It is steel coated with zinc.
About 5 cents.