ALL 1943 one cent coins were intended to be made of zinc coated steel. What
you have is the norm. There were over one billion of them minted. They are
not even uncommon, much less rare. There were, however, a very few
(allegedly 12) 1943 cents inadvertently minted on copper/zinc (bronze)
planchets left over from 1942 runs. Most of them are thought to have been
discovered and authenticated. However, there is a chance that one or two
are still out there somewhere. ALL authentic 1943 cents minted on
copper/zinc planchets, whether known or unknown, are extremely valuable to
collectors. Hope this helps.
>I found a 1943 steel Lincoln head penny. It is silver in color, but I
>know its not silver because it sticks to a magnet so I am assuming its
>steel. I would like to find out if any avid coin collector knows
>anything about this and how much it would be worth or if its a rarity
>of any kind. Thanks--
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