WWII Complete Penny Collection

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WWII Penny Collection

     America's entry into World War II following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had a direct effect on the nation's Pennies, spawning some historic and unusual emergency coins to save copper for the war effort.  While the 1941 and 1942 Lincoln Pennies were made in the standard composition, the 1943 coins were made in 100% steel because copper was needed for shell casings and other war-related items. The one-year-only 1943 coins were the only steel coins in U.S. history.  Then, in 1944 and 1945, Pennies were made with copper recycled from shell cases recovered from battlefields and ships, basically from the copper saved in 1943!  This complete WWII collection contains all five years of Lincoln Pennies from all three mints – Philadelphia, San Francisco and Denver – every coin in Very Good or better condition.  Comes in a deluxe folio with monograph.

Actual size is 19 mm

(Limit: 5)

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