1943-PDS 1 Cent Lincoln Steel NGC MS65 Set

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The Coins That Helped to Turn the Tide of World War II!

It's 1943 and the globe is engulfed in the largest war that civilization has ever known. Fighting brutal battles against the Axis powers in both Europe and East Asia, the Allies were finally starting to win crucial battles that would ultimately put victory within reach. Across the United States, all hands were on deck to support the troops and conserve raw materials for the expanding war effort. Chief among the metals needed for transformation into ammunition were copper and bronze, which were also essential for the production of Lincoln Cents.

After experimenting with different alloys and even testing out materials like plastic and glass, the United States Mint released a brand new Lincoln Cent in 1943 that replaced the previous coin's copper and tin with zinc-coated steel. Its release redirected copper at a crucial time for the United States military. Unfortunately, the new steel cent was often confused for dimes and would easily become stuck to magnetic objects. However, its one year of use provided the perfect pause. With victory closer at hand, a Lincoln Cent made from recycled shell castings would return in 1944. Now, more than 70 years later, you can own all three of these storied Steel Lincoln Cents in one spectacular set!

  • A FAMILIAR DESIGN . . .-- These steel cents all feature the iconic profile of Abraham Lincoln, first designed by Victor D. Brenner in 1908 and still in use today. In addition, they all exhibit the standard wheat ears reverse created by Brenner that lasted for nearly five decades.
  • . . . STRUCK IN AMERICAN STEEL . . .-- The only difference between these 1943 Lincoln Cents and those that came before and after is obvious -- each one is struck in steel and coated with zinc. It's this canvas that gives a new look to the Lincoln Cent's time-honored design.
  • . . . PRODUCED AT THREE DIFFERENT MINTS!-- In 1943, the Steel Lincoln Cent was struck at the mints in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco. Fortunately, this set includes a cent each from all three, making this a complete set!
  • CERTIFIED BY NGC-- All three coins in this set have been certified Mint State-65 (MS65) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), a distinction that means each well-struck 1943 Steel Lincoln Cent has only moderate markings. In addition, each coin will be sonically sealed in its own individual acrylic case, giving you the best in protection while granting clear sightlines into every beautiful detail!
  • A UNBELIEVABLE DISCOVERY! -- Even though over 493 million of these Steel Lincoln Cents were struck in 1943, the vast majority have been lost to time, worn away in circulation or collected as keepsakes. Our buyers were astonished to find these sets as part of a recently discovered hoard, especially in this kind of highly-graded condition after more than seven decades!

Only 25,832 1943 Steel Lincoln Cents have ever been certified as being in Mint State-65 to Mint State-67 condition by NGC, making these already superb coins a true find! At this incredible value, not to mention at this phenomenal of condition, we don't expect these Lincoln Cents to last in our vault for long. Bring this 1943 Steel Lincoln Cent Set home to your collection -- order yours now!

Year of Issue 1943
Country United States
Composition Zinc Coated Steel
Condition Graded
Grade MS65
Denomination 0.01
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Denver - D, Philadelphia - P, San Francisco - S, U.S. Mint
Coin Weight 2.7 Grams - g
Dimensions 19mm