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    1943 Experimental Cent, XF Details
    Undocumented Composition

    1943 1C -- Damage -- NGC Details. XF. Experimental Composition RB 43-91. During World War II, copper and nickel were of strategic importance for the wartime effort. Regular production war nickels and steel cents were just two of many alternatives considered by the U.S. Mint during the war years. In 1942 and 1943, dozens of different compositions and materials were tested for one cent pieces. Most are enumerated in Roger Burdette's book, United States Pattern & Experimental Pieces of WWII. This experimental cent is not included in that reference, struck from 86.4% tin, 8.4% antimony, 1.8% copper, and 1.0% vanadium. It has been assigned the Burdette number RB 43-91 by NGC. The piece shows a number of marks and surface irregularities, struck from the normal 1943 cent dies.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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