1942 Copper Penny?

Answer

The 1942 copper penny was one of the last pennies made for awhile that used copper. When World War 2 started, the copper was needed to make ammunition and it was taken from the coins. The pennies in 1943 were then made with steel instead. Many other things changed, including clothing fibers and shoe materials. Wool and leather was in short supply, so manufacturing plants had to use other materials, much of it being artificial products.
Q&A Related to "1942 Copper Penny?"
Maybe $5 if certified MS-60 Red. In lower conditions, from 5 cents to $2 retail.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_value_of_1942_co...
Copper is the normal metal for that date (1943 is the year for steel cents,
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-value-o...
All 1942-S cents are copper, there were 85,590,000 struck that year at the San Francisco mint. it is not a scarce coin and in circulated grades is worth 2-5 cents. Source(s) 46 years
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200703...
How much a 1942 penny is worth depends on the condition of the coin and the market. If you want to know exactly what it is worth it is best to take it to a reputable coin dealer.
http://answers.ask.com/Hobbies/Antiques_and_Collec...
Explore this Topic
Average value is 3 cents. ...
Average value is 3 to 5 cents. ...
The 1942 penny is not a rare one. If it has not been circulated it is worth about $.50. If it has been circulated it is worth about $.02. ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com