There are no 1-cent coins made in the US from silver. What you have is probably one of a few different but common possibilities: * If your coin is dated 1943, it's actually a wartime coin made from zinc-plated steel. In uncirculated condition it's worth a dollar or two. * If your coin is dated 1982 or later, it's probably a standard unplated coin. Cents made after 1982, as well as some of them made during 1982, are not pure copper, but are zinc coins plated with copper. Sometimes a coin will escape the Mint unplated, but more often than not the copper plating has been removed by being soaked in one of several possible liquids, including vinegar or automobile coolant (anti-freeze). These rarely have any extra value to collectors. * If your coin is dated before 1982 (or possibly a 1982) and has a dull finish, it's probably a standard cent coated or plated by a child with a variety of possible metals, including Mercury. These have no extra value to collectors, and can be dangerous to handle at times, depending on the material with which it is coated/plated. If it's anything other than the above, it should be inspected and appraised by a reputable dealer or coin certification agency.
Pennies have never been made of silver.
If your coin is dated 1943, it is made of zinc and steel. Copper wasn't used that year because it was needed for the war effort.
If your coin is dated 1982 or later, it's made of zinc with a copper coating. The copper coating may have been removed by acid (not worth anything) or never applied at the mint (worth quite a bit). You'll need to take your coin to a dealer to be examined. Any other date, your coin has been plated and is worth 1 cent.
Also, the singular form of "pennies" is penny
Pennies were not minted in silver. If you have a silver Penny it is because somebody has plated it. Modified coins have no value.
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 US has never made a silver penny. It may look like silver or have been silver plated. Value is one cent.
No such thing as a 94 silver penny.
There was never a silver Indian Head penny.
New Zealand has never issued a silver Penny. Somebody has possibly silver plated it. Modified coins have no collector value.
The U.S. never minted a silver penny. It would have more than a dime's worth of silver in it. Your coin is almost certainly plated with a silver-colored metal and has no extra value.
The US has never made and never will make silver pennies. If a penny was silver it would be worth more than a dime.
US cents have never been made of silver.
Canadian pennies were never made of silver.
Somebody must have silver plated it -- no added value.
It's steel, not silver, and it's worth about 5 cents.
The only "silver" penny was minted in 1943 to support the war effort. Yours is probably zinc plated.
Your coin has been altered -- possibly silver plated. It has no collector value.
If by a "silver penny" you mean one of the 1943 steel cents, then in mint condition it's worth a dollar or two. If you mean some other date, then it's silver plated and has no collector value. And your 1967 penny has been altered -- no added value.
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That wasn't something done at the mint, rather the cent was likely plated with zinc or nickel. So it has little to no collector value. The US government has never struck a penny in silver.
The US never made any silver 1 cent coins.
You might have a British "maundy penny" or it could be a normal British penny or American cent that appears to be silver. If you have the latter, it's not silver. Those coins were made of bronze, but sometimes people plate them for use in jewelry, etc. In either case if the coin was plated it has no collector value anymore.
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 US never made silver pennies. It would cost too much for the mint to make them. Your coin is plated silver this adds no value to the coin.
The coin is Zinc coated steel not silver, no US one cent coins have been made of silver. Average value is 5 cents.
Zinc coated steel, not silver. Average value is 5 to 10 cents. The US has never made a one cent coin from silver.