Prior to 1980 Pennies were made up of copper, around 80% or so, after 1980 the U.S. Mint changed the penny’s content to 97.5% zinc & 2.5% copper. This may explain why I find so may coined chewed up by the earth. I hope this isn’t pointing toward what our country is really worth.
The one coin looks chewed up by passing traffic. Still…. 😦
I would agree but I find way too many coins in the same condition. The coin in this picture came from the middle of an old baseball field.