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It costs 1.66 cents to make a penny.

We lost $100 million making pennies and nickels

Dec 15, 2014
Dreadful penny and nickel news, but cheaper copper shaves millions off the loss.
Posted In: pennies, Nickels, the mint, coins

What's in a nickel (hint: not just nickel)

Jan 17, 2014
It costs almost 10 cents to make a nickel, so the US Mint may change the formula for making it. We look at the cost of the nickel – and the cost to some industries of changing it.
Posted In: Nickels, zinc, US Mint