The 1943 U.S. penny was made of steel

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The 1943 U.S. penny was made of steel

Photo Credit: Photo from U.S. Coin Guide via Creative Commons License

Photo Credit: Photo from U.S. Coin Guide via Creative Commons License

Photo Credit: Photo from U.S. Coin Guide via Creative Commons License

By: Patrick Coveny, Fall Editor and Reporter

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This was due to the fact that there was a shortage of copper during WWII.

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