1943 "Silver Penny" Steel Penny
The 1943 version of the Wheat Penny is worth on average $20.00 if in Mint State (uncirculated), while one in poor condition will have a value of just $0.35. If the coin has an error, or is certified this will further add to the appeal and raise it's price numismatically speaking.
- Year: 1943
- Mint: No Mint Mark
- Type: Lincoln Wheat Cent
- Mintage: 684,628,000
- Metal: 99% Steel 1% Zinc
- What's it worth?: $20.00 to $0.35
The 1943 Silver penny is in fact a 1943 Zinc Coated steel penny that just happens to look a lot like a silver dime. A coin from this era is actually much more likely to be a silver coin. These coins are however Steel War cents. Learn more about 1943 Steel Cents over at CoinTrackers.com.
War pennies were created during World War 2 in order to save the copper and bronze for use in war parts production. Bullet casings and wiring are copper along with a whole plethora of over items needed during a war.
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Check out the price chart for the top coins in this series. Prices based off high end conditions that have been certified.
|$8,000||1914 D Wheat Penny|
|$4,000||1914 S Wheat Penny|
|$2,500||1909 S Wheat Penny|
|$1,400||1912 S Wheat Penny|
|$1,250||1911 S Wheat Penny|
|$925||1915 S Wheat Penny|
|$900||1915 D Wheat Penny|
|$725||1912 D Wheat Penny|
|$550||1912 Wheat Penny|
|$500||1911 Wheat Penny|
|$500||1911 D Wheat Penny|
|$500||1915 Wheat Penny|
|$460||1913 S Wheat Penny|
|$425||1913 D Wheat Penny|
|$375||1913 Wheat Penny|
|$180||1909 Wheat Penny|
|$180||1910 S Wheat Penny|
|$180||1914 Wheat Penny|
|$100||1910 Wheat Penny|
|$45||1944 Wheat Penny|
|$20||1943 Wheat Penny|
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....|
|1942 Aluminum Cent||This 1943 Aluminum Cent is made from 98% aluminum and has an extra thick planchet, an...|
|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....|
The mint mark is located on the right under the date. If no mark is present the coin was produced at the Philadelphia mint.
The 16th president of the United States President Lincoln is on the front of the Wheat Cent. The Penny is the first widely distributed coin to feature an American President. Previously coin faces were reserved for Kings, Queens, and Royalty.
The Wheat Penny has a weight of 2.5 g.