2 years ago
Last edited at 12:25AM on 11/19/2011
No, a 1957 penny is not rare nor is it worth much more than 1 cent in used/worn condition. Really, you have to go back to the 1930s before you begin finding the occasional valuable cent. I am not near my research books at present, but I suspect that the coin is only worth 2 or 3 cents in extremely good condition. I have at least three rolls of uncirculated 1957 wheat-back cents in my collection.
**Edit . . . just checked eBay, you can buy an entire roll of uncirculated, mint condition 1957 pennies ("Buy it now") for $6.50.
The 1957 penny is not rare and for that reason it is not valuable as it can fetch an average of 20 to 50 American Cents. One of the rare valuable pennies are such as the 1943 copper coin which can be sold as much as $ 60,000.
I know this topic is 2 years old and you probably don't care anymore but i think it depends on your location and luck . if you live on a very snowy place it may be hard to find one. but even though i have a 1957 penny perfect condition you should save them. it will be lots of money in the future but i also found a 1941 d penny not in good condition maybe worth 3 bucks or less but hey im still saving my penny because as you save the rarer they become and more money it is worth.