I wonder if that one has collector's value?Hmmm. The internet says about 15 cents. In mint condition it would be worth about $6.
Isn't that one of the steel years to accommodate the wartime need for copper?
I remember "steelies" but this one is copper.
A 1943 copper penny would make you rich. As I recall from my childhoodCoin collecting days, only 7 were made, The rest of 43's were zinc. These days I would imagine it's worth a pretty penny. Pretty to the toon of hundredsOf thousands of dollars. That's one wayTo squeeze change out of a Lincoln.
That thing is as old as me. LOL
1943 were steel pennies. I think the one that John Spoken is thinking about was 1909(s). That one was rare. I have the steel ones (circulated) which aren't of much value. I have the 1909 in fair condition, but not the one minted in San Francisco.
John was right. I stand corrected. There were copper pennies in 1943.https://www.usmint.gov/news/press-releases/19990308-special-1943-copper-penny