.01 1943-P Steel Lincoln Cent BU

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The exclusive 1943 Steel Lincoln Cent was produced due to the copper shortage caused by World War II. Zinc-coated steel was used to make the 1943 Lincoln cents to reserve copper for the war effort. However the bronze alloy would resume the following year in 1944. Besides the composition change the obverse retained Lincoln`s portrait with stylized ears of wheat on the reverse. Struck in Philadelphia this brilliant uncirculated 1943 Steel Lincoln cent is of high quality and historically noteworthy.