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Cents were never made out of lead. In 1943 they were made out of zinc-coated steel to free up copper for the war effort. By 1944 they were made out of bronze again so your coin is probably an ordinary 1946 cent that's been plated or discolored. In either case the damage means it's only worth a cent.

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Q: What is the value of a 1946 lead penny?
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