Tom Jurkowsky

(Brand-new pennies roll off the production line at the US Mint in Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

U.S. Mint Says Pennies and Nickels, Already Too Expensive, Won’t Get Cheaper

It costs the US Mint more than two cents to make a penny; it costs more than 11 cents to make a nickel.

12/26/2012

(The US Mint in Philadelphia, with gallery windows overlooking the production floor.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

US Mint Set To Reopen For Tours After Six-Month Makeover

Finishing touches are being put on a six-month, $4-million makeover of the tour at the US Mint in Philadelphia, which reopens to the public on July 3rd.

06/27/2012

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Mint Testing New Materials For Coins

A penny costs more than two cents to make; a nickel, more than 11. Mint spokesman Tom Jurkowsky says, that just is not sustainable.

02/27/2012

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Mint To Scale Down Production Of Dollar Coins

Congress ordered the Mint, in 2005, to make four different dollar coins a year, each honoring a different president, until 2016. A handful of collectors seemed to be just about the only people interested in them.

01/30/2012

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US Mint In Center City Closes For Tours During Facelift

The public can no longer tour the U.S mint in Philadelphia to see how coins are made, at least until this summer.

01/07/2012

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