1941–1945-PDS Lincoln Cent 15-Coin Set w/Album

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World War II-Era Lincoln Cents

America’s entry into World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 had massive effects that rippled across the world and within our nation. It also had less obvious effects, like those on the Lincoln Wheatback Cent. This 15-coin set brings together the P, D, and S mint marks of the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints from each year of the war and shows how WWII impacted our nation’s coinage.

For 1941 and 1942, the coins were struck in a standard 95% copper composition, but in 1943 the mint struck zinc-coated steel cents so it could donate its supply of copper to the war effort. Then, in 1944 and 1945, our nation’s pennies were made with copper recycled from used shell casings recovered from battlefields and the decks of our ships! The entire 15-coin set comes housed in a custom-designed fold-out album. A must-have for WWII collections!

Year of Issue 1945, 1944, 1943, 1942, 1941
Country United States
Composition Bronze, Zinc Coated Steel
Condition Circulated
Denomination 0.01
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Denver - D, Philadelphia - P, San Francisco - S
Coin Weight 3.11 Grams - g
Dimensions 19mm