Shell Case Cents??

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by COIN STASHER, Apr 6, 2004.


    COIN STASHER Senior Member

    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.
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  3. National dealer

    National dealer New Member

    Hey there. Do not ever feel stupid for asking a question. It is the only way to learn. Now, I am missing something. Shell cartridges were used to make Lincoln cents from 1944-1946. The original alloy was resumed in 1947. Without a photo of the coin you are describing it is hard to tell what you mean. It sounds as if you have a coin with damage. Something done after the coin left the mint.
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