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1943 Steel cents (70)

Object Number: 
2009.52.129
Date: 
1943
Medium: 
Zinc-coated steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Description: 
70 U.S. one-cent coins made of zinc-coated steel due to wartime needs of copper for use in ammunition and other military equiptment during World War II.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. and Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group