Penny Costs 2 Cents to Make, Mint Stumped on Fix

2 years of testing returns no usable alternative

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 20, 2012 11:39 AM CST

(Newser) – A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The Mint is trying to figure out how to produce coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and...   Read full story »


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