This was the coin that helped America win the war!
The one-time-only 1943 Steel Penny is a coin that has fascinated collectors ever since. It is the first and only steel coin in history, but because it was made for only one year – regular copper coinage resumed in 1944 using copper recycled from used shell casings – it has been hard to find any in circulation for over half a century. The coins are silvery colored, so they look different from regular Lincoln Pennies.
The 1943 Steel Penny was made at all three U.S. Mints – Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco – and this collection includes one of each of the three coins. It is a truly complete collection. There are literally no other Steel Pennies!
Most of these coins were worn out or damaged in circulation long ago, and the Steel Pennies that were found in circulation were returned to banks and the U.S. Treasury where they were destroyed. The result is that few coins remain for today’s collectors.
All three coins are carefully hand-selected for exceptional collector quality and are displayed in a custom presentation with a Certificate of Authenticity.