I have a 1942 hollowed out obverse of a Lincoln cent? Is this a "shell case cent?" If so, anyone know what it's worth? Condition is extra fine. I feel sort of stupid having asked that question, as my recent research seemed to indicate that "shell case" may have referred to copper cents melted for use by the military during 1944. Anyway, I'm still not sure what I have. It is perfectly hollow, missing the reverse. Sorry for any confusion or unnecessary time caused anyone browsing this thread.