What is the value of a 1972 penny that is silver in color?
Most likely, your coin has been plated with either zinc, silver, or nickel. This novelty item has no added collector value. The coin may have been dipped in mercury, a common "fun" practice in the 60's and 70's. That would leave a coin with a similar color to other coins, but could be dangerous to handle due to mercury poisoning issues. If there is a coin show in your area, you can take it there for free first-hand examination by the dealers. You may be able to find a local show by clicking on the Related Link, "Coin Shows." This coin could be one that was struck on the wrong 'Planchet'. If it is, it could be worth up to $225.00.
For 1972 only, If the coin is a "S" Mint-marked coin, it is a 40% silver Proof coin and has a average value of $8.00. If it does not have the S mintmark, it's just a BIG one dollar coin. People call them 'Silver Dollars' just because of the size of the coins. None of the Eisenhower dollars released into circulation contain any silver and most are only face value.
Your coin is called an Eisenhower dollar. It was issued in two different metals: - If it shows the same copper edge as modern dimes and quarters, it's not silver, it's cupronickel and is only worth face value. - If it is lighter in color and has an "S" mint mark above the date, it's made of 40% silver-clad metal. Depending on condition, as of 02/2015 it's worth about $9 retail.
Answer Mintage = 92,548,511 Considered common, in circulated condition, it has no added value. A nice uncirculated one is worth about $2.50 Answer Despite the name "silver dollar", circulation-issue 1972 dollars were struck in copper-nickel. There were collector pieces struck in 40% silver. These should still be in their presentation cases and are worth maybe $5 or so.