Steel Offcenter Wheat Penny Error


In 1943 the United States mint issued steel wheat pennies to save copper for the war. There are many off-center and other errors to be had due to the change in planchet materials.

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Known errors. Coins in order by date. To learn more about each error simply click on the read more link.

1955 Tapered Planchet 1955 Tapered Planchet Wheat Penny has a planchet base that is tapered making it thick...
1944 D over S The 1944 D/S or D over S wheat penny. When the mint restruck D cents on coins that al...
1943 D Struck Through 1943 D Struck through error. This occurs when foreign material is pressed into the co...
1943 S Off Center 1943 S off center wheat penny strike....
1943 D Bronze Struck

A 1943 D Penny struck on bronze sold for $840,000 at Heritage Auction in January 2...

1943 Steel Offcenter In 1943 the United States mint issued steel wheat pennies to save copper for the war....
1941 DDO The 1941 DDO (Double Die Obverse) wheat penny is pretty hard to spot as copper is sof...
1922 D No D 1922-D No D error is a 1922 D Wheat Penny that has no D mint mark. Somehow in 1922 th...
Cent Stukken Planchet

A 1943 penny struck on a .25 cent stukken planchet sold at heritage auctions for $...

Double Strike Double Strikes errors are very easy to spot, as you can see from the image attached. ...

Rare Coins. Key and Semi-Key Dates to remember. Based on various factors.

1931 S The 1931 is a key date wheat penny....
1914 D The 1914 D is a key date wheat penny....
1914 S The 1914 S Lincoln is a key date wheat penny...
1912 D 1912 D is a semi key date. These coins in decent condition can fetch around $5 while ...
1909 S The 1909-S is a major key date....
1909 S VDB The 1909 S V.D.B. is a key date wheat penny....

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Common Questions

The mint mark is located on the right under the date. If no mark is present the coin was produced at the Philadelphia mint.

Mint Mark Example Image

The Steel Offcenter has a weight of 2.5 g.