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Old 02-05-2013, 02:26 AM
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Default Re: Today Canada Officially Retires the Penny

and in the US:

The humble penny, which is 2.5 percent copper and the rest zinc, costs 2.41 cents to make. That's up from 1.23 cents in 2006, when the cost of making a penny first crossed the threshold of an actual penny.

The nickel? It now costs 11.18 cents to make that coin -- which is composed of 25 percent nickel and the rest copper -- up from 5.73 cents in 2006.
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