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.
yes I have 1 1943 copper pennies, but if you find one make sure it is not a 1948 with the 8 cut down and yes its a copper pennies
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.
It's worth tens of thousands of dollars if it's genuine. That said, most copper 1943 pennies out there are fakes.
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.
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.
Copper shortage in WWII. Copper for bullets and "Zinc/steel" for pennies. Afte WWII was over the pennies went back to copper.
The 1943 copper Lincoln cents were made by error, only about 12 exist.
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!
As far as I know there were no wartime zinc pennies. The 1943 pennies were steel.
-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).
It isn't. Normal 1943 pennies are worth 3-15 cents depending on condition because they are made out of steel and are collected even by non-collectors as curiosities. The only expensive 1943 pennies are the copper pennies which were made by mistake. When they turned on the machines to make the 1943 steel pennies, some copper blanks were left inside the machines and so a tiny amount of 1943 copper pennies were created by mistake. Since there might only be ~15 made, they are worth a lot. But an ordinary 1943 penny is only worth a few cents.
There are not many 1943 copper pennies known. If it is genuine they sell for well over $100,000.
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.
1943 to save copper for the war effort.
1943 pennies are not silver. They are zinc coated steel. Copper was saved for war effort.
Copper is the normal metal for 1944 pennies -- it's worth about 2 cents. Now if you had a 1944 made of steel, or a 1943 made of copper, then you might have something. Dan
They are worth at least one cent up to thousands for a 1943 copper one. There were supposedly a few 1943 struck in copper and the rest are steel. Most have some slight value over the one cent.
Steelies. Short for "steel cents." Copper was needed for the war, so pennies were cast out of steel.
Due to the rising price of copper, pennies were worth more than face value.
A genuine copper (bronze actually) 1943 Philadelphia issue Lincoln cent has a minimum value of $60,000.00.
Copper pennies from the year 1943 are exceedingly rare. Finding one would be extremely fortuitous. They are worth several thousand dollars.
Depending on condition $0.10-$3.50. It is somewhat rare because in 1943 most pennies were made of steel because there was a great need for copper during WWII.