What you have is a large cent. The value depends on the condition of the coin. If it is well circulated and worn, it is still worth $25 - $30. If it is in very good condition with very little wear, it could be worth as much as $1200 or more. I would suggest you check it out with 2 or 3 coin dealers. First go to the library and check the coin book called "Red Book". I believe it will have an explanation of the different grades of coins and pictures for comparison. And good luck!