Looks like someone sanded on it?? Or made this way. Weird.
Yes it looks harshly sanded and dirt is embedded on the nickel.
Looks corroded and damaged.
Not a happy nickel. I think Godzilla but on it in a giant fortune cookie. The hunt continues. Peace Roy
It doesn’t look normal either. Looks silver????
And the S on the back looks like it is higher than normal.
Silver? Silver nickels were minted from 1942-1945.
Do the ring test. Silver has a distinctive sound.
Best to already know the sound of silver coins but, if not, then there are many vids on youtube here is an example:
Post your results, please.
How would it be silver? How would a nickel-sized silver planchet be at the mint in 1980?