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1943 Steel Lincoln Wheat Cent

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http://www.stujoe.com/images/cents/1943o.jpg" width="550" height="273"><B><BR>Image courtesy of LincolnCent.<A HREF="http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=lincolncent&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=25" TARGET="_blank">Visit LincolnCent's auctions.</A></B><br><br>

<IMG HEIGHT="1" SRC="http://www.stujoe.com/images/invdot.gif" WIDTH="25" BORDER="0">Copper was in short supply during WWII and the U.S. mint did its part to help conserve the metal. They switched the composition of the Lincoln cent from a copper alloy to zinc coated steel. This change resulted in the cent pictured above. While not a rare or expensive coin, the 1943 steel cents are very interesting coins.

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