2.5 grams. The year that gave us the rare and highly coveted 1943 "copper penny," 1943 also saw the creation of several other wrong planchet Lincoln cent errors in the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco mints. The present example, a product of the main coinage facility in Philadelphia, was inadvertently struck on a planchet intended for a 1943 Mercury dime. The planchet was nicely centered between the dies, which helps to explain the virtually complete definition to the cent design on both the obverse and the reverse. Moderately toned in speckled russet patina, with no abrasions or other handling marks of note. Sure to have no difficulty finding its way into an advanced collection of major Mint errors and/or Lincoln cents.