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1998 US Silver Penny

Silver Penny? Is this a mistake? I found a penny made with dime material, which is not silver but looks like silver. I'm not sure if it has any value other then 1 cent. Searched in ebay for rare US 1 cent and silver penny, but no luck in finding a good document on what it is.

1998 US Silver Penny
What seems to be a nickel or dime plated US penny and a regular US penny on the right.

If you have any info on my new found fortune, please feel free to let me know how much it's worth, it's gotta be worth more then $.01, lol


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Joanne wrote on April 15th, 2009 10:04:39am
I don't know about the value of this penny, but here is an article on 1943 Silver Penny

http://coins.about.com/od/uscoins/f/silver_pennyFAQ.htm
mel wrote on May 24th, 2009 08:05:45am
I have a 2001-D penny that looks the same as yours. Very shiny silver, it doesnt stick to a magnet so its not steel. the best i can offer is the weight, which I havent done yet. But, I was told by a coin dealer that it could have been dipped in mercury, which would cause this color. Im not certain of this myself but I would like to know also if there is any value to it.
Anonymous wrote on June 4th, 2009 07:06:10am

I believe this coin is not particularly rare...I have seen such cases before...its estimated cost is around 2 to 4 dollars. It is sort of like a 2 dollar bill...special...but not rare!



Thanks,

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Anonymous wrote on June 4th, 2009 07:06:27am
My studies have proven that if the particular coin is dipped in a thick layer of mercury... result is of a silver color substance. I have done some lab test to back my theory. To get results yourself...try my new lab test wonders DVD. It completely explains this and many other stories or myths. Just kidding....!!!! No but the mercury is true!
Evan Islam wrote on June 12th, 2009 05:06:20am
Thanks for all the notes, folks... these are some good information about the coin. So, now the question is anyone wanna buy it for 2 bucks + shipping and handling for 5 bucks? lol, jk
anonymous wrote on August 24th, 2009 11:08:08am
it's weird i have the same penny its a very shiny silver and its a 2001-D. is it wort anything...
filip wrote on September 12th, 2009 04:09:31am
its 100000000000000000000000000
REBEL wrote on February 2nd, 2010 12:02:59pm
It just has been exposed to chemicals. We did that in my high school science class. It turned my penny silver, so maybe somebody spent a "silver penny" and you got it as change or something. its not a special penny, sorry
Daniel Vetori wrote on May 29th, 2010 11:05:44am
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Judy wrote on August 6th, 2010 10:08:01am
Hi guys, I have a silver penny just like the one shown in the picture, i never knew of the magnet test until today. My penny DOES stick to the magnet.
How do I find out what it's worth if anthing at all who do i contact? Thank you
Carol wrote on November 14th, 2010 07:11:26am

Caution! Mercury is a deadly toxin.

Karla Nichols wrote on January 3rd, 2011 10:01:29am

Not sure how much its worth,, I also have a silver penny dated 1975..

jacques wrote on January 4th, 2011 08:01:40am

this look to be a us dime error,is call Wrong Planchet / Off-Metal Errors. the price up to a $1.000 and up depending the grading.. for more info go to : http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=77825

Ty wrote on May 11th, 2011 12:05:30pm

maybe this: http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryhowtoguide/a/goldsilverpenny.htm

Tammie wrote on May 30th, 2011 04:05:30am

I have a silver 2001 Penny what is it worth it dose not stick to magnet

mark wrote on September 20th, 2011 02:09:17am

I have a daughter I collect coins for. I'll take it if your willing to sell it. Thanks

Evan wrote on September 22nd, 2011 08:09:29am

Sorry, Mark :( I can't sell it. I don't know where I placed it :(

Chelly wrote on April 17th, 2013 06:04:13pm
I have a 1951 silver penny and I am curious as to if its worth anything.
gloria wrote on May 3rd, 2013 07:05:35pm
i know someone who has one to sorry we wre trying to find out its worth probably not much. careful could be mercury plated . special mint offer maybe
MJ wrote on September 18th, 2013 03:09:13pm
I have recently discovered I have one as well. It is an 1998 also. I can't seem to find anything out on it, so much for MY new found fortune!! But I'm with you, it's gotta be worth something??
anonymous wrote on November 3rd, 2013 08:11:27pm
i have great news for you it is actually worth 50-200$ in perfect condition hope this helps.
mike wrote on November 12th, 2013 11:11:38pm
I have a 1987 silver penny for sale 50.00 takers??
natedog wrote on November 30th, 2013 06:11:44pm
I'llgive you five bucks for it
Chad wrote on January 6th, 2014 04:01:34pm
I think that this coin either
A. did not get copper plated
B. electrolysis has been used to take off the copper plate
Ralph wrote on April 1st, 2014 10:04:35pm
wow so many people know so little.chad is close.in order to nickel plate anything u have to first copper plate the object.after nickel plate u can chrome plate.this penny was a nickel plating experiment.perhaps by grade school students.
Carr wrote on September 25th, 2014 07:09:38am
I have a silver penny but it is from1940-1950 and say one cent one the back but and it is in great shape