Details about 1943 STEEL ONE CENT PENNY WHEAT WARTIME PENNYSee original listing
14 Jun, 2012 02:16:17 AEST
los angeles, CA, United States
1943 P STEEL CENT WHEAT WARTIME PENNY "STEELIE"
Due to wartime needs of copper for use in ammunition and other military equipment during World War II. the US Mint researched various ways to limit dependence and meet conservation goals on copper usage. After trying out several substitutes (ranging from other metals to plastics to replace the then-standard bronze alloy, the one cent coin was minted in zinc-coated steel It was struck at all three mints; Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Coins from the latter two sites have respectively "D" and "S" mintmarks below the date.
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