U.S. Mint Says Pennies and Nickels, Already Too Expensive, Won't Get CheaperIt costs the US Mint more than two cents to make a penny; it costs more than 11 cents to make a nickel.
US Mint Set To Reopen For Tours After Six-Month MakeoverFinishing 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.
Mint Testing New Materials For CoinsA penny costs more than two cents to make; a nickel, more than 11. Mint spokesman Tom Jurkowsky says, that just is not sustainable.
Mint To Scale Down Production Of Dollar CoinsCongress 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.