In 1943, in response to increased demand for copper to support the war effort, the United States produced over a billion pennies made of low-carbon steel, coated with zinc. The silver colored pennies were only produced for one year, but the conservation of copper in 1943 for the war effort was enough to meet the combined needs of 2 cruisers, 2 destroyers, 1,243 flying fortresses, 120 field guns and 120 howitzers, or enough for 1.25 million shells for our big field guns.
Steel Penny Farms wasn’t around in 1943, but we recognize the value and sacrifice it represented. Conservation, Service to Others, Duty and Honor are trademarks of the shiny silver coin that represented the efforts of the public in times of war. Long after the struggle has ended, these small tokens serve as a reminder of what our Nation can do when we work together, focus on victory and supporting those that uphold the values that our Nation was built upon.
In 2007, we embarked on our journey, to find a place to practice these same principles; to honor the hard work and sacrifice of those that came before us, to give back to our community and our Nation, and raise our family in the best way we know how… in the best Nation on Earth.