Collectors can obtain the value of the 1943 Lincoln steel wheat pennies online from the experts at CoinTrackers.com and CoinValues.com. CoinTrackers places the value of the average circulated coin at about 45 cents, as of 2015, while CoinValues prices steel cents in the same condition anywhere from 10 cents to $1.
An estimated 684,628,000 1943 steel cents were issued by the U.S. Mint. Though typically made with copper, shortages caused by World War II had the Mint looking for an alternative material. Coins in uncirculated grades can fetch up to $10 at auctions, according to CoinTrackers, with CoinValues placing them a bit lower, at prices ranging from $3 to $5, as of September 2015.