BLACK RUTHENIUM 1943 Genuine Steel Wartime Wheat Penny

BLACK RUTHENIUM 1943 Genuine Steel Wartime Wheat Penny

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For a limited time only, the Black Ruthenium Edition 1943 Steel Wheat Pennies are available. These special steel pennies are genuine U.S. coinage coated with Black Ruthenium, a special platinum metal that has the appearance of dark platinum, but is in fact 100 times rarer! Lincoln’s portrait on the obverse of these iconic pennies has also been clad in genuine silver. Order these eye-catching Black Ruthenium steel pennies online from Bullion Shark!


The 1943 Steel Penny has become a favorite of all types of collectors over the years. These special Lincoln Wheat Pennies were minted in 1943 during WWII due to wartime related copper shortages. The unique composition of the coin (steel coated with zinc, instead of the usual bronze composition) has led to various nicknames, such as wartime cent, steel war penny, and steelies. This composition makes the steel cents the only regular issue U.S. coin that can be picked up with a magnet. The steel cent was also the only coin issued by the U.S. for circulation that does not contain any copper. The 1943 Steel Wheat Penny has grown into one of the most popular collector coins in the world!


These special edition Black Ruthenium Steel Wheat Pennies are a unique piece to add to your U.S. cent coin collection, or any coin collection. These visually striking coins will stand out in any collection for a very affordable price. The special Black Ruthenium coating and silver highlighting on these coins gives them a stunning black and silver two-tone appearance that is sure to catch the eye of any collector. Each coin you receive will come displayed in an acrylic coin capsule, and be accompanied by a full-color certificate of authenticity. There is a very limited number of these special edition Black Ruthenium Steel Pennies available, so place your order before they’re gone!


Why Collect Black Ruthenium 1943 Steel Wheat Pennies?


  1. Genuine U.S. Legal Tender Coin.
  2. Authentic U.S. 1943 Steel Wartime Wheat Penny.
  3. Each Coin is Lavished in Ruthenium.
  4. Lincoln Portrait on the coin obverse clad in genuine Silver.
  5. Full-Color Certificate of Authenticity is Included with Each Coin.
  6. Each Coin is Handsomely Showcased in an Acrylic Coin Capsule.


1943 Black Ruthenium Steel Wheat Penny Coin Details:


Designer: Victor David Brenner

Edge: Plain

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters

Weight: 2.70 grams

Mintage: 684,628,670

Mint: Philadelphia

Metal: Zinc-coated Steel

Coating: Black Ruthenium


History and Value: The 1943 Steel Penny holds a unique place in numismatic history, stemming from the scarcity of copper during World War II. In response to the need for copper in wartime manufacturing, the United States Mint shifted from using copper for pennies to zinc-coated steel. These coins were only minted for one year, making them a fascinating relic of the wartime economy. Despite their short production run, some copper planchets left over from 1942 were mistakenly used, resulting in a small handful of extremely rare copper 1943 pennies known to collectors. 


Today, both the steel and copper 1943 pennies are prized by collectors for their historical significance, and have become household names in the coin world today. The highest grade examples of the legendary 1943 copper penny are valued by PCGS at over a million dollars!


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