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The 1943 penny is one of the most talked about pennies in the Lincoln Cent series. Over a billion examples of the 1943 Penny were produced between the three mints of the United States during the year of 1943. Just saying that would make anyone wonder what all the commotion is surrounding the 1943 Penny. And they would be right in their strange curiosity if it were any other year being talked about other than the 1943 Penny of the Lincoln Cent series. Firstly, to aid in the massive war effort, both in the Pacific and European theaters, the country needed bullets. More specifically: shell casings for bullets. And, since the Lincoln Cent was made from copper, why not sacrifice the copper slated to be used in production of the 1943 Penny.

Everyone else was making sacrifices to help the Allies to victory so it only seemed proper that ole’ Abraham Lincoln give up his copper to help the Yanks abroad, and so he did. That left the United States Treasury with a question. How were they to produce the vast amounts of the 1943 Penny needed to keep the economy rolling. The answer was steel coated zinc, giving rise to the black sheep of the Lincoln Cent series: the shiny, silver looking 1943 Penny. By moving to the steel coated zinc 1943 Penny, that left room for the 3 United States Mints to make errors.

Errors that were emphatically denied by the Treasury until, after several lobbying attempts by the first discoverer of the first, very rare error, Kenneth Wing, who as a 14 year child found the first 1943 Penny made from a copper planchet in a bank roll in Long Beach which was delivered from the United States Mint at San Francisco. The 1943 Penny made from a copper planchet is very desirable in the numismatic world, which also makes it very likely to be counterfeited.

The easiest way to determine if a 1943 Penny made from copper is real is to apply a magnet to it. If it sticks, it is not real. Another version of the 1943 Penny made in error is the 1943 penny minted onto a silver dime planchet. These are less easy to identify because they look similar to the steel coated zinc 1943 Penny.

The best way to determine if a 1943 Penny is made with a silver planchet is to use an X-Ray Spectrometer like the one at Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas. In all likelihood, if you find a silver looking 1943 penny, it is one of the steel coated zinc variety and those usually trade on the open market for around 3 cents each due to their overwhelming lack of rarity.



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Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.


We were really pleased with the help that AJ gave us concering our gold coins and watches. I don’t think we could have received a better deal anywhere. All of the personnel at Nevada Coin & Jewelry were very professional. We will recommend them to our friends.

Dean & Judy

My wife cashed in some coins and we got top dollar. We have sold to others before but no more, we found a real professional store in Nevada Coin & Jewelry. “Thank You”


Professional, friendly staff. Knowledgeable and fair. An interesting experience and would definitely visit again.

Gail B.

I am a brazilian and had the chance to deal with Nevada Coin. I was there to sell some gold coins and they paid me the best price I could fetch in Las Vegas. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. Before visiting their premises I got a tentative appraisal by phone which I found reasonable. In the shop the attendant offered to approach the manager to get me a (gasp) BETTER price. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother talking to their rude and unprofessional competitors. They will treat you like a moron and quote prices accordingly. For Nevada Coin, five Stars all the way.


I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.

I recently got divorced so I wanted to get rid of some of the jewelry my ex-husband got me. I found Nevada Coin and jewelry searching the web. When I called the guy that answered the phone was friendly and willing to quote me a price per gram. I went to their store on Flamingo, Avery whom I spoke to on the phone tested my items using some kind of x-ray machine. I could see that some of my jewelry was not the karat I thought (some lower some higher). He paid what he quoted on the phone no bait and switch. It took less than 15 minutes got my cash and got rid of some bad memories. I would recommend this company if you are looking to sell jewelry.

Virginia F.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.

They took the time to help me sell my item and find an item. The staff does not rush you or pressure you into buying something. They take you on a little adventure by telling you about the items you are selling and looking at…

Miller B.

After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

Always a good experience here! Definitely the place in town I enjoy buying coins from, and I’d recommend them to anybody. Helpful staff, reasonable prices, and wide selection.

Daniel B.

While vacationing in Las Vegas I did what a lot of people do I’m sure or at least that’s what I’m telling my wife ..I blew through the money I brought a little quicker than expected and I ended up having to shop my Rolex around to several dealers to save the trip. So I looked online for places, most offers over the phone were low and that’s if they would even quote me in the first place. I spoke to a guy at Nevada Coin and Jewelry who gave me a fair ball park price and a reasonable explanation as to why his number couldn’t be solid. Went down expecting to get the lower number and in fact Robert their Rolex expert said my Rolex was a better model then I had described. He paid me a higher number than he quoted. Thanks for saving my vacation guys.

Weldon O.