Washington, D.C. –

According to the U.S. Mint, it now costs 2 cents to make 1 penny, so instead of spending your pennies, go trade them in for cash at your local metal scrap yard?

Ok, that won’t exactly work out so well for you after you figure in the profit margins for the scrap yard, but as the price of metal has risen, many are saying it no longer makes ‘sense’ to keep making cents.

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