A penny is worth a thousand words and in some cases it could actual be worth thousands of dollars too! During 1943, copper was strictly regulated due to the war, so stainless steel was used to make pennies. That being said a copper penny from 1943 could be worth a pretty penny! The same way that certain quarters, especially those from the 1970's are worth a lot of money, specific one-cent coins can be worth quite a bit. A quick glance and the pennies could be mistaken for any other penny. however, if you look carefully you could be looking at a penny that is worth 85,000 under the right circumstances.