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Pennies and Nickels Cost More

Pennies and nickels cost more to make than they're worth

It's still costing the U.S. government a pretty penny to make chump change.

Thanks to rising metal prices, since 2006 the U.S. Mint has had to spend more money to produce and distribute nickels and pennies than the coins are actually worth.