What would a 1988 silver penny be worth it does not appear to be painted or scratched?
US cents made since 1983 are zinc with a very thin copper plating. If it was minted on a planchet without the plating, it would be worth a few dollars. But a quick dip in a mild acid can remove the copper. It could also have been electroplated. Back in the 60's my high school chemistry class made a lot of copper dimes and silver pennies.
I thought that was odd too! I've seen a few stories specifically about 1988D, and mine is 1988D also. I got it when I was delivering pizza, but I collect weird coins so I held onto it. It doesn't look like acid's eaten it away or anything, it's also scratched in two places with silver color inside the coin as well. The outside of the coin seems like a dark metallic grey.
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 :)
You have a 1979 nickel or silver Canadian penny but the outer edge is smooth like a Canadian nickel Is this worth anything?
No general circulation Australian Penny was ever minted in silver. If you have an Australian 1911 silver Penny, it is because somebody plated it, and it is subsequently worthless as a collectible coin. There were a few silver Pennies minted in later years, but they were minted as a trial and never released.
How much is a silver penny worth in mint condition and what is a penny from 1967 with a silver front and a goldish looking back?
The 1971 British 1 New Penny was made from bronze and features Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse and a crowned portcullis on the reverse. Unless it is in mint condition, it is worth 1 Penny. If you have a "silver" 1 Penny that matches the description above, you have a 1 New Penny coin valued at 1 Penny. If you have a "silver" 1 Penny that does not match the description above, you very…