Description and Analysis

Lincoln Cents, Wheat Reverse
1943 S BRONZE 1C MS

Description & Analysis

Fewer than half a dozen bronze 1943-S cents are believed to survive. The cause of this mint error is presumed to have been residual 1942 planchets that were not fully cleared from the tote bins which were used to feed the presses.

The 1943-S strikings were not discovered until sometime after the Philadelphia Mint coins, and most collectors are not familiar with them.