World War Two U.S. Emergency Pennies Collection | Change Checker

World War Two U.S. Emergency Pennies Collection

Coins that helped win the war!

The World War Two U.S. Pennies Collection includes 3 historic American coins that were used every day by Americans during WWII.

  1. Saving valuable metal for the war effort, the S. Mint made Lincoln Pennies with steel as opposed to the usual copper in 1943. This was a one-year-only coin issue, and the only steel coin in U.S. history!

  2. The following year, Pennies were made with recycled copper from shell cases recovered from battlefields and ships. Dubbed ‘Shell Case Pennies’, these coins were produced until 1946.

  3. The Silver Nickel was another special coin to come out of WWII. As nickel was a valuable component in guns, tanks, and aeroplanes, the U.S. Mint made Nickels in a new alloy that included 35% silver! Made between 1942 and 1945, this emergency coin was the first and only Silver Nickel in U.S. history.

All 3 coins were last made over 70 years ago, and quickly disappeared from circulation after the war.

What’s more, these sought-after coins are available today in a special presentation card; an incredible collector’s item.

Order Ref 185/433N/0


  • Shell Case Penny
  • Silver Nickel
  • Steel Penny
  • Issued by U.S. Mint
  • 1942-1945

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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