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What is the value of a 1945 steel us penny?

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06/03/2010

All 1945 cents were struck in copper.

If you have a silver-colored coin dated 1945 it has been plated and is only worth 1¢.

OTOH if your coin is dated 1943, then it is steel and is worth maybe 25-50 cents depending on how worn it is.