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Steel cent
The 1943 Lincoln Cents struck of zinc-coated steel as an emergency replacement for the usual bronze.

Steelies
Synonym for the 1943 steel cents.

zinc
An inexpensive silvery metal that is used as part of an alloy to make planchets. The 1943 Steel Cent was made from zinc-coated steel. Lincoln cents made since 1982 are copper-coated zinc coins. Its chemical symbol is Zn.

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