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View Diary: Time to Consider Retiring the Penny, Nickel, and Quarter (104 comments)

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  •  That would depend on the year at which a penny (0+ / 0-)

    started to cost more than a penny to manufacture. After the penny went off copper in 1982, the penny cost less than a penny to make. The mint would not want these ones back at all.

    •  The current cost to the mint is the current input (0+ / 0-)

      costs.

      The savings is from not making new pennies; it doesn't matter what the original cost was.

      They won't be melting the coins and re-stamping.

      Notice: This Comment © 2013 ROGNM

      by ROGNM on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 01:38:27 PM PDT

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