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Why buy this Steel 1943 Lincoln Cent?
Own a piece of history with this 1943 Lincoln Cent. Struck during a copper shortage caused by World War II, the coin was struck from steel. Steel pennies were produced only briefly, which makes this a special part of a series that dates back to 1909. This Steel Cent would fit nicely in any collection of historic American coins.
Classic President Abraham Lincoln Design by Victor David Brenner
Obverse: Like the reverse, the obverse was designed by Victor David Brenner. It features a right-side portrait of one of America's most beloved Presidents, Abraham Lincoln. The national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is inscribed at the top of the rim. Other obverse inscriptions read, "LIBERTY" and "1943."
Reverse: On the reverse, two ears of wheat flank a pair of inscriptions. In large lettering, they read, "ONE CENT" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Also inscribed on this face is the second statutory motto, "E PLURIBUS UNUM." Victor David Brenner was born in the part of the Russian Empire that is modern day Lithuania. He was a sculptor, medalist, and engraver who is best known for designing the Lincoln Cent.
Well Maintained MS67
This coin earned a Mint State 67 grade from the experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). That means that it was struck sharply and has no more than a few imperfections.
Add this 1943 Steel Lincoln Cent to your collection today.
This 1943 Lincoln Cent NGC MS67 is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1943|
|Weight in Grams:||2.70 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.0868 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Abraham Lincoln portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Denomination Between Wheat Stalks|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Victor D. Brenner|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Victor D. Brenner|
The history of the Penny goes back over 1,200 years ago, as the first pennies were made all the way back in 790 A.D. Read the article and take a journey through the historical roadmap of the Penny.