No. The US 1961-D penny is 95% Copper and 5% Zinc.
Any "silver" cents you have are almost certainly plated. The only exceptions are the famous 1943 steel cents. These have a silvery color in their original condition.
US pennies have never been made of silver.
if the size of your penny is the same size as a copper penny and your penny is SOLID silver then a silver penny would be about 2.1 grams and today(june 25 2012) silver price is about $28.79 an ounce and there are 31.1 grams in 1 ounce making you penny worth about $1.90 but since the (kind of ) rarity it would be about $3 to somebody on ebay(+shipping) hope i helped :)
The U.S. never minted a silver penny. It would have more than a dime's worth of silver in it. Your coin has been plated.
One Cent is the value. The US has never made a silver penny. It may look like silver or have been silver plated but it has no collectible value.
The only "silver" penny was minted in 1943 to support the war effort. Yours is probably zinc plated.
It's worth 2 cents for its copper content.
No US one cent coin was EVER struck in silver. It may have been plated or look like silver, but it's not silver. It's just a penny.
It's worth 2 cents for the copper content.
It's worth 2 cents for the copper.
No "S" mintmarks on a 1961 quarter, only a "D". The coin is valued for the silver, about $5.00.
Silver Roosevelt dimes are so common most are valued for the silver only at about $1.25. High grade uncirculated 1961-D coins sell for under $2.00
U.S. pennies have never been made out of silver. On a 1994-D penny, the silver-colored metal below the copper coating is zinc, NOT silver. It's worth one cent.
It's currently worth about 2 cents for the copper content.
if it is silver it is Worth some money. but if it a penny or nickel it is a common date