help with very odd 2017-P shield penny

port ewen ace

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cropped spongy devices with a weight of 1.9 grams, edge is zinc, so not a dime planchet.
my guesses are---
foreign planchet?
or weak test strike?
or some variant of a capped die strike?----
does not appear to be a "dryer" coin or tampering..... HELP
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Maybe it was just a zinc cent ground down to pass as a dime?
 
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Maybe it was just a zinc cent ground down to pass as a dime?
no rim tooling visible, have seen cents that crooks tried to make dime sized to pass in a roll, always crude & easy to spot. still have no eye deer what up wit this puppy:dontknow:
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Following. I'd like to see this solved. I found a Lincoln Cent like this about 20 years ago while metal detecting.
 

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Looks stunningly similar to a zinc cent I pulled out of my washer the last time I removed debris from beneath the agitator.

Most look like the typical “dryer” coin, but one of them looked a lot like yours. Lots of edge wear, with much less obverse and reverse.

Time for more coffee.
 

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