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U.S. Coin Values: Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse.

About 1943-S 1c

To help save copper for the war effort, the United States Mint began striking Lincoln cents from a zinc-coated steel composition in 1943. Like other steel cents, 1943-S pennies were saved in huge quantities by collectors and remain widely available today through MS67, with small quantities known in MS68.

More than 1 billion steel cents were made across the three then-operating mint facilities, including those in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. Steel cents are highly popular both with diehard coin collectors and novices alike, with the latter group generally regarding these one-year-only coins as interesting novelties. Some numismatic mass marketers sell many thousands of the three-coin'steel cent sets in any given year.

Obverse: Bust of Abraham Lincoln framed by IN GOD WE TRUST on the top periphery. The word LIBERTY to the left of the portait and the date and mintmark (If any) postioned on the right side.

Reverse: Wheat ears flanking the words ONE CENT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM on the top perimeter.

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Coin Date: 1943-S
Denomination: 1c / Cent
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 191,550,000
Coinage Type: Lincoln, Wheat reverse (Steel)
Coinage Years: 1943
Composition: Zinc coated Steel
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 19 mm
Weight: 2.7 gr
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Edge: Plain
PCGS #: 2717
NGC ID: 2.20E+09

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