Featuring the BLACK RUTHENIUM EDITION 1943 Genuine Steel Wartime Wheat Penny U.S. Coin. The 1943 steel cents are U.S. one-cent coins that were struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper. The unique composition of the coin (steel coated with zinc, instead of the usual bronze composition) has led to various nicknames, such as wartime cent, steel war penny, and steelie.
The 1943 steel cent features the same Victor David Brenner design for the Lincoln cent which had been in use since 1909. The steel cent is the only regular-issue United States coin that can be picked up with a magnet. The steel cent was also the only coin issued by the United States for circulation that does not contain any copper and it one of the most collectible and favorite coins of collectors throughout the world.
A genuine legal tender BLACK RUTHENIUM EDITION 1943 US Steel Wartime Penny with 24KT Gold Clad Abraham Lincoln on the Obverse. The coin is coated with Black Ruthenium, which is a type of platinum metal that looks like a dark platinum, but is 100 times Rarer. Ruthenium is a chemical element with the symbol RU & Atomic # 44. It is a rare transition metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table.