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The US Mint loses millions producing low-value coins


Katherine Ellen Foley

The US Mint loses millions of dollars every year producing coins worth $0.01 and $0.05. This is because the metals used to produce these coins—namely zinc, copper, and nickel—has become more expensive over the years for their uses in construction and technology like computers.

Last updated: 1 year ago

Data: US Mint

Last updated: 1 year ago  |  Data: US Mint