Tiny and unique

The 1943 silver colored penny is a wartime issue made of steel, and coated with zinc. During World War II, copper was so badly needed for the war effort (to make shell casings) that the U.S. penny was made out of steel that year, which is why most 1943 pennies are silver colored. They are worth about 12 to 15 cents each in ciruclated condition, and as much as 50 cents or more if Uncirculated.

It reminds me of the old Sesame Street song:

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
:) I like that you did the 1943 coin in black and white
posted April 21st, 2012  
@kerristephens I didn't Kerri. That's its natural color.
posted April 21st, 2012  
Oh how cool is that
posted April 21st, 2012  
very cool idea for the theme, and brilliantly executed!!!
posted April 22nd, 2012  
PM--hope your leg is better! I never knew about these pennies! I have a bunch of coins that belonged to my dad--I now want to see if he had any of these!
Lots of clarity and details! :-)
posted April 22nd, 2012  
I have several in my collection, and it seems strange when you come across them
posted April 22nd, 2012  
ha! I love that you quoted that song- one of my old favorites! nice shot - very cool. What an incredibly awesome coin.
posted April 22nd, 2012  
i remember these, haven't seen one in a while.
posted April 22nd, 2012  
wow, quite a find
posted April 22nd, 2012  
I used to have a whole jar of these when I was a teenager, but I have no idea where they are now. The attic? Awesome photo, Paul. You do realize that now I will never get that song out of my head! I hope kids still watch Sesame Street.
posted April 22nd, 2012  
I'll keep this post to myself. If me dad saw it, he would probably try to buy it off of you. He loves collecting coins! Nice composition of the shot and very well focused.
posted April 22nd, 2012  
nice theme photo, I have a roll of the 1943 zinc pennies
posted April 22nd, 2012  
Great numismatics and lovely macro
posted April 22nd, 2012  
what a cool fact! very interesting!
posted April 22nd, 2012  
Nice tiny things and silver penny review!
posted April 22nd, 2012  
Nicely done Paul. How did you get the close up? Are you using a macro, or extension tubes?
posted April 22nd, 2012  
Hi, Paul. Just checking out some photos on 365. Hope you're doing well. Great shot of these pennies! I just learned something from it, too!
posted April 22nd, 2012  
fantastic! I can't believe I didn't know that, as I make it my mission to know stuff like that! Thanks for the education!
posted April 22nd, 2012  
@jaboney Thanks Mike. I just used my regular 200 lens and cropped it closely. Tripod kept it nice and steady for focus.
posted April 22nd, 2012  
Beautifully done, Paul!
posted April 23rd, 2012  
Just Perfect Paul!! My dad had a coin collection...and he had alot of Wheat Pennies...do you know anything about them?> He also had alot of silver dollars ( the real ones) but they have all of a sudden come up missing :( I am so disapointed in the way my family is acting i just keep sitting here and crying...In between my posting and comments!! Any way that is what Forgivin was all about...Money isnt everything...:)
posted April 28th, 2012  
Love this! I've collected coins longer than I've been taking photos. My first hobby. Great composition. :-)
posted June 11th, 2012  
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