Do you know the condition of the coin? Do you know what the mint mark of the coin is (D, P, etc.)? These are very important in determining its value.
Here is a 1901 Morgan dollar in very good condition. It is going for about $23: http://www.2collectcola.com/page/ACC/PROD/CC100/C100M-1901-1/Affiliate/Froogle
This one is probably in better condition than the one you have. It is going for about $50: http://www.dealshower.com/products.asp?stid=8561&cat=Coins&product_id=280169489321
The steel pennies can go for about $1 or so each, depending on the exact condition: http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=1943+steel+pennies&price1=&price2=2.00&lnk=prsugg
Ebay and coin dealers are the best bets for selling them. You can try selling them on ebay. If you tell me where you live, I can search for some nearby coin dealers.
Personally, I would keep the coins. They are a great keepsake and typically will go up in value over time.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Do you mean if the coins were in the best possible condition?
Ok. Keep in mind that the condition of the coin is one of the main factors in determining the value of the coin.
Here is a 1943 penny in uncirculated condition for $25: http://www.dealshower.com/products.asp?stid=8561&cat=Coins&product_id=150180735249
Here is an uncirculated 1901 dollar for $2500: http://www.raykomkacoins.com/product_info.php?products_id=9060
Does that help?