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Congress Wants Steel Pennies As In WWII

From: CNN

Further evidence that times are tough: It now costs more than a penny to make a penny. And the cost of a nickel is more than 7½ cents.

Surging prices for copper, zinc and nickel have some in Congress trying to bring back the steel-made pennies of World War II and maybe using steel for nickels, as well. …

The proposals are alternatives to what many consider a more pragmatic, but politically impossible solution to the penny problem: getting rid of the penny altogether.

“People still want pennies, which is why we’re still making them,” Moy said.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m not so sure the savings stated by the sponsor of the bill necessarily outweigh the risks of making all coins out of crap metals. The move doesn’t address the real issues behind what is going on with the metals, and that’s continuous war.

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