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Why did they not make a 1934 s us cent?


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Remember your history - in 1934 the U.S. was in the depths of the Depression and a lot of people were out of work. There wasn't much spending going on so the demand for coins fell significantly. The San Francisco Mint was the smallest of the 3 facilities so it simply wasn't economical to crank up cent production there.

Check other denominations around those years - you'll find that few or even no coins were struck for a number of date and mint mark combinations.