That's actually a steel penny, made during the second World War to preserve copper for the troops. It does have a little value, not enough to make you rich though. Value will depend on the coins condition.
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Not really. First, it's not silver it's zinc-coated steel because the copper was needed for the war. It needs to be in near mint (new) condition to have any decent value ($15-$25). However, if you should happen to find a copper (bronze) 1943 cent, it is extremely rare and worth a lot($70,000 - $100,000). A few were struck on some left over bronze. Same thing with the 1944 cent accidentally struck on steel ($70,000 - $100,000).