As far as I know there were no wartime zinc pennies. The 1943 pennies were steel.
They were not made out of lead. They were made out steel coated zinc.
The only "silver" penny was minted in 1943 to support the war effort. Yours is probably zinc plated.
There's no such thing as a pewter penny. 1943 wartime cents were made out of scrap steel and coated with zinc. Please see the Related Question for more information.
No. It is steel coated with zinc.
it is not rare enough to have any value [will have value in about 3 years]
Most have values of 5 to 10 cents. 1943 was the only year Lincoln cents were struck in zinc coated steel.
It's zinc coated steel not lead, And average values for circulated coins are 5 to 25 cents
It's Zinc coated steel. Copper was need for war effort so in 1943 they were made out of steel and zinc. In circulated condition they are worth 3 cents to a dollar. In uncirculated condition they are worth about $20.
Most are worth around 10 cents. If it's still shiny with its zinc coating, it could go for upwards of a dollar.It's not nearly as valuable as most people think. In average circulated condition, it's worth about 10 cents. If it still has the original zinc coating, then the value goes up to around a dollar.
1943 cents were made of zinc-plated steel. They don't contain any tin. Please see the Related Question for more information.
A 1943 steel penny with no mintmark can be worth $.35 - $1.50
Zinc-coated cents were minted in 1943 because copper was needed for the war effort. In average condition they retail for 25 to 50 cents.
It's steel with zinc coating. Most have little collectible value because of rust and run from 5 to 25 cents.
It's not silver, it's zinc-plated steel. If it's still shiny, it's worth about 50 cents.
It's just a penny, spend it.
A 1943 steel penny is worth just that 1cent.
1943 pennies are not silver. They are zinc coated steel. Copper was saved for war effort.
The 1943 Lincoln cent is zinc coated steel not nickel and copper.
No, with the exception of the zinc coated steel penny of 1943, the first zinc penny was struck in mid-1982 and all US cents dated 1982-present are zinc with a thin copper coating.
The coin is Zinc coated steel not silver, no US one cent coins have been made of silver. Average value is 5 cents.
Zinc coated steel, not silver. Average value is 5 to 10 cents. The US has never made a one cent coin from silver.
Zinc coated steel, not silver. average value is 5 to 10 cents. The US has never made a one cent coin from silver.
The coating is zinc, the core of the coin is steel. Zinc was used to reduce corrosion.
It's Zinc coated steel and is valued at 3 to 5 cents for average coins