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Canada pitches pennies -- could the United States be next?

...long."Until 1982, U.S. pennies were copper. But when the price of copper in a penny soared above 1 cent, the U.S. Mint switched to copper-plated zinc. That wasn't exactly a money-saver, either. Now it costs about 2.4 cents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/joe-hotchkiss-columns/2013-02-09/canada-pit
Brave sergeant to join ranks of nation's Medal of Honor recipients

...by the U.S. Mint. The coins are purchased from the U.S. Mint. Order online at www.usmint.gov/catalog or by calling the U.S. Mint at (800) USA-MINT (872-6468). Recently, I ordered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-06-05/brave-sergeant-j
St. Louis manager didn't like theme of baseball movie

...roster for the NLCS against Milwaukee.HALL OF FAME COIN: The House of Representatives voted this week to authorize the U.S. Mint to produce a series of coins honoring the 75th anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.The bill, introduced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-10-28/st-louis-manager-didnt-t
Medal of Honor Foundation has been making progress in 2011

...commemorative coin was created. The U.S. Mint produces this coin, available in...year passed an Act directing the U.S. Mint to strike two commemorative coins...purchased directly online from the U.S. Mint."One caution. These coins must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-11-26/medal-honor-foun
History-filled city offers plenty to see, do

...Philadelphia's historic district. There's Congress Hall, where the legislative branch met until 1800, and the U.S. Mint. Both are free. The home of Philadelphia's most famous seamstress, Betsy Ross, is a few blocks away. Admission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/08/liv_513651.shtml
Life & style
Lawsuits claim 'first strike' label deceptive

...that year's batch produced by the U.S. Mint. But some collectors say the label...among the first "struck" by the U.S. Mint from a certain die set, leading...not." On its Internet site, the U.S. Mint says that it does not keep track...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/16/bus_108661.shtml
Business
Should America be penniless?

...of a coin in an age of inflation and affluence, slowly sliding into monetary obsolescence. For the first time, the U.S. Mint has said pennies are costing more than 1 cent to make this year, thanks to higher metal prices. "The penny is going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/05/bus_86892.shtml
Business
$1 coins can save U.S. money, ex-Georgia rep says

...alloy of copper, nickel, zinc and magnesium cost the U.S. Mint about 12 cents apiece to make, but they are durable enough...What if national media picked this up?"Smith said the U.S. Mint will mail the coins at no cost to consumers if they purchase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-17/1-coins-can-save-us-money-ex
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High-tech is ho-hum at warfare center

...federal appropriations. Its customers are government agencies ranging from the Pentagon to the Justice Department and the U.S. Mint. Slightly more than 60 percent of the work is for the Navy, and in the past federal fiscal year the center had new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/19/met_33892.shtml
Metro
A cheerful Jefferson is on new nickel

...last president to go from profile to frontal view on U.S. coins. Congress is considering whether to direct the Mint to redesign the penny for 2009, the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. On the Net: U.S. Mint: www.usmint.gov

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/05/liv_9110.shtml
Life & style