A steel coin struck by the U.S. Mint that you probably don’t know about [VIDEO]

Senior Editor Jeff Starck tells the story of a war era steel coin that’s not a 1943 cent
By , Coin World
Published : 01/09/17
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In our latest Coin World Show & Tell Facebook video, senior editor Jeff Starck talks about the well-known 1943 Lincoln steel cent, but shows a lesser-known steel coin struck by the U.S. Mint the next year.

The steel planchets used to strike those 1943 steel cents during World War II were used by the U.S. Mint again in 1944, but not for U.S. coinage. The Mint struck 2-franc steel coins for Belgium. 

"Besides cranking out tens of millions of U.S. coins, America's Mint helped fill orders for the Allies," Starck says.

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The coins are not rare, but they are notable.

Here's the full story: 

Our Show & Tell series will feature Coin World editors explaining interesting numismatic items at the Coin World offices in Sidney, Ohio.

Enjoy the video and look out for future Show & Tell segments each week. 

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