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Elongated Cents of the NMUSAF | B-17 on a wartime "shell casing" US cent

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    B-17 on a wartime "shell casing" US cent

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    The B-17 was the primary US bomber during WWII. From 1944 to 1946, brass casings from spent military cartridges and shells were mixed in with the bronze to make pennies.

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