Numismatic Oddities: The ONE and ONLY coin in the history of U.S. Currency capable of being lifted with a magnet was the 1943 steel penny, sometimes called "the Steelie".  In an effort to save copper for war production, the 1943 mint run used a steel penny with a zinc covering.  This proved to be wildly unpopular with the general public, as they were often confused with dimes and human perspiration caused the edges of the penny (not covered in zinc) to inevitably rust.

Numismatic Oddities: The ONE and ONLY coin in the history of U.S. Currency capable of being lifted with a magnet was the 1943 steel penny, sometimes called "the Steelie". In an effort to save copper for war production, the 1943 mint run used a steel penny with a zinc covering. This proved to be wildly unpopular with the general public, as they were often confused with dimes and human perspiration caused the edges of the penny (not covered in zinc) to inevitably rust.

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Rare Pennies You Should Hold Onto... Including The 1943 Penny - The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

Rare Pennies You Should Hold Onto... Including The 1943 Penny - The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

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Have a Silver Penny That's NOT a 1943 Steel Cent? Here's How to Find Out What You Have | The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

Have a Silver Penny That's NOT a 1943 Steel Cent? Here's How to Find Out What You Have | The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

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7 Rare Wheat Pennies Worth Collecting & What They're Worth - The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

7 Rare Wheat Pennies Worth Collecting & What They're Worth - The Fun Times Guide to U.S. Coins

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Can You Guess How Much a 1943 Penny is Worth?: The 1943 steel penny obverse - these pennies were made of steel to save copper for the war effort..

Can You Guess How Much a 1943 Penny is Worth?: The 1943 steel penny obverse - these pennies were made of steel to save copper for the war effort..

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The Ultimate Guide to 1944 Steel Cents: Like 1943 Copper Pennies, They are Pennies that Coin Collectors Crave

The Ultimate Guide to 1944 Steel Cents: Like 1943 Copper Pennies, They are Pennies that Coin Collectors Crave

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1943-D STEEL WHEAT PENNY Numismatic Oddities: The ONE and ONLY coin in the history of U.S. Currency capable of being lifted with a magnet was the 1943 steel penny, sometimes called "the Steelie".  In an effort to save copper for war production, the 1943 mint run used a steel penny with a zinc covering.  This proved to be wildly unpopular with the general public, as they were often confused with dimes and human perspiration caused the edges of the penny (not covered in zinc) to inevitably…

1943-D STEEL WHEAT PENNY Numismatic Oddities: The ONE and ONLY coin in the history of U.S. Currency capable of being lifted with a magnet was the 1943 steel penny, sometimes called "the Steelie". In an effort to save copper for war production, the 1943 mint run used a steel penny with a zinc covering. This proved to be wildly unpopular with the general public, as they were often confused with dimes and human perspiration caused the edges of the penny (not covered in zinc) to inevitably…

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Cotton & Steel Penny Arcade Aqua from @fabricdotcom  Designed by Kimberly Kight for Cotton + Steel, this cotton print is perfect for quilting, apparel and home decor accents. Colors include navy blue, teal and ivory.

Cotton & Steel Penny Arcade Aqua from @fabricdotcom Designed by Kimberly Kight for Cotton + Steel, this cotton print is perfect for quilting, apparel and home decor accents. Colors include navy blue, teal and ivory.

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