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Should US Stop Producing Penny, Nickel?

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2010 | 8:40 AM ET

The dollar goes up and down in the currency market, but the US Mint has other monetary problems that may take more than common sense to fix. The penny now costs about 1.8 cents to make, and the nickel costs about 9 cents. Should the United States make a big change and lose the penny and nickel? Share your opinion in our poll below.

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