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US Mint

(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

(An entrance sign at the US Mint in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Guard Pleads Guilty To Stealing Coins From US Mint In Philadelphia

Not just any dollar coins, mind you, but partially manufactured coins — ones that were not finished and would therefore become quite valuable in the coin collecting world.

09/09/2011