1943 Steel Penny

1943 Steel Penny

Post by R Alle » Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:00:00



I need information on a 1943 steel penny.  Thanks!
 
 
 

1943 Steel Penny

Post by Stephen Suffe » Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:00:00


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> I need information on a 1943 steel penny.  Thanks!

Greetings:

    To conserve copper in 1943, the USA struck that year's one cent
pieces (commonly called "pennies") on planchets (blanks) of zinc coated
steel. Such coins were produced at all three US Mints: Philadelphia (no
mint mark), Denver (mint mark D beneath the date), and San Francisco
(mint mark S beneath the date).

   Quantities struck were enormous, as indicated below, so these coins
are not at all rare. However, since they do sell for a premium above
face value, it is very unlikely you will now find any in circulation.

   Here is some additional data that you may find useful:

Date     Quantitity struck       Approximate retail value
                               Circulated       Uncirculated

1943     684,628,670           10c to 35c       $1 to $4

1943-D   217,660,000           10c to 35c       $1 to $4

1943-S   191,550,000           20c to 60c       $2 to $10

    Note: If you find a 1943-D cent with a DOUBLE mint mark (two boldly
struck D's), it has a retail value of approximately $5 to $20 in circu-
lated condition and $25 to $75 in uncirculated condition.

    Sorry, no world cruise this time. :-)

    Don't clean or polish your coin. Doing so will destroy whatever
value it has to a collector.

    Best of luck.

                                   Regards,
                                   Steve

 
 
 

1943 Steel Penny

Post by John Much » Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:00:00


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>>I need information on a 1943 steel penny.  Thanks!

Coin World magazine has a neat article at their web site about the
1943 cent.:

http://www.csmonline.com/coinworld/cwmag/pennies.html

John Muchow

P.S.  Hey r.c.c'ers, interesting how they used "pennies.html" for the
file name, isn't it?

 
 
 

1943 Steel Penny

Post by Joe Sewe » Mon, 05 Apr 1999 05:00:00


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>I need information on a 1943 steel penny.  Thanks!

We need information on what kind of information you need.  Thanks!

:)

Seriously, what kind of information do you need?  Do you need the story
behind the steel penny?  Are you wondering if it's the "rare" version?
(The answer here is "no," by the way.)  Are you asking about a particular
coin you have?  The more information you can provide, the better folks
here can help you.
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