I'm sure not, but I found a penny the other day that is weird, and I can't figure out what is up with it. It's a 1945 wheatback, but rather than copper, it's some silvery-grey material. It's not a steel penny, because it doesn't react to magnets, but when I looked it up online, everyone says it doesn't exist. They say it CAN'T exist, in point of fact, and is just pure 'fantasy'. But I have on, right here, with me: 1945, in grey. So... I have no clue if it's a fake (which if so, why not forge the 1943/44 steel penny, which IS worth something?), or if it's some weird oddball thing? I'm sure it's worth nothing except curiosity value, but I kind of would like to know WHY it's not copper-colored. Someone else online suggested maybe it's plated with zinc or mercury, but it doesn't look plated, and you can't scratch it off. I would THINK plating would distort details anyway, and the details are sharp -- but what do I know? Maybe it's a penny face on a dime blank? I dunno.
Any ideas? Does anyone out there KNOW what this stupid penny is? :/