It is a cent that has the copper plating removed and is now just the zinc core... which has started to decay at the top. No numismatic value. Cheers, RickO
Wrong forum, but we do find stuff like this in the ground all the time....
Absolutely correct. These Zinc core U.S. cents don't last long in the ground when lost. Worse yet are ones pulled from salt water or their beaches. They start separating and pitting like butter melts on a hot potato! The cent you show apparently has had the copper worn from the zinc planchet.
my bag of junk cents :
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Wow.. that is a lot of cents.....a lot of them would be rejected by a coinstar machine...Cheers, RickO