Genuine World War Two Shell Case Penny

Made from genuine World War II Shell Cases: US Penny

Today, a small number of collectors have the chance to secure a genuine World War II Lincoln Penny struck from the copper extracted from shell cases used in battle.

The Story 

During World War II, a scarcity of copper prompted the U.S. Mint to explore alternatives for penny production.

In 1943, steel pennies were introduced, but they faced issues like rusting and public resistance, therefore to preserve the penny's traditional appearance, the Mint turned to an innovative solution: using reclaimed copper from old shell cases.

Repurposed for a limited run of Lincoln Pennies, the shell cases were collected from battlefields and battleships across the globe, creating one of the most interesting coins in history. 

Your opportunity

Today, you have the opportunity to own one of these pennies that rarely appear in the UK. That's because many live in the pockets of collectors and historians around the world.

An extremely limited number are available today, each specially encapsulated within a numismatic frame with detailed information about the coins history. 

JUST £15

This piece of history can be yours today for only £15 (+p&p). But stocks are limited so act fast. 

Click 'add to basket' to secure yours today. 


Order Ref 185/795G/9


  • Country of Issue: USA
  • Year of Issue: 1944-1946
  • Metal: Copper
  • Finish: Circulated

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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