U.S. Coins Small Cents Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse

1943 1c NGC XF Details (Bronze, Obverse Scratched)

Rare Bronze 1943 Cent

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DLRC Inventory #: 1771035

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Regarded as the most famous of all mint errors, the 1943 copper cent is a true rarity. All 1943 cents were supposed to have been struck in zinc-coated steel to conserve copper during World War II; however, some mistakes were made at the Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver mints and some 1943 copper cent examples went into circulation.This particular piece was found in a gumball machine in Philadelphia in 1976 and was sold to a collector for the then-impressive sum of $1,000. It was passed down to the collector's children who submitted it to NGC for grading through Hudson Rare Coins.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 82710 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Small Cents
Series: Lincoln Cents - Wheat Reverse
Type: Lincoln, Wheat reverse (Bronze)
Years for Type: 1909-1958
Strike: Business
Denomination: Cent
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: Victor D. Brenner
Composition: 95% copper; 5% zinc & tin
Weight: 3.11g
Edge Type: Plain
Mintage: 15