They are not attracted to a magnet, that was the first test the coin shop had checked. They also appear to be un-altered coins, from what I gather that means another year coin made to look like this year.
JKK- That's exactly why I'm asking the forum for advice, I'm a novice (at best) coin collector and don't have the money just to blow on a dream... certainly not on something that is literally a penny. Although it would be amazing to have the real deal, everything I'm reading is saying they are most likely fake simply due to the scarcity of the coins. Not really looking forward to spending several hundred dollars to be told the same thing that I read online for free.
Someone offered me $10k for them, I declined the offer because if they are real... I'm at a loss at what to do. Any advice on moving forward would be great. (More specifically to if they are real, what do you think the potential grade will be due to condition and will they be worth the cost to grade? would you risk it being an avid/master collector?
I appreciate all the responses so far