1943-D Lincoln Cent. MS-68 (PCGS). A virtually pristine, visually outstanding survivor of the Denver Mints sole contribution to the one-year Zinc-Coated Steel composition type for the Lincoln cent. Who would have imagined a generation or two ago that a 1943-D cent would attract a lot of attention? In recent times such modern coins have been sent to the leading grading services, certified, and the true rarity of some issue in high grades has now been recognized. While this issue cannot be called a great rarity in an absolute sense, the present Superb Gem is certainly in the top one percent of surviving examples.