Ed Steer writes:
"... No More Pennies Or Nickels Next Year in the U.S.A.
"Mr. Geithner has been busy lately. Amongst his many other pressing tasks, he took the time to announce that the U.S. Mint will be removing the penny and nickel from circulation in the U.S. starting early next year. The reason is clear. It now costs the mint $US 0.048 to make a penny and $US 0.162 to make a nickel. They are still just above the break even point on the dime, which costs them $US 0.092 to produce. That won't last, according to Mr Geithner, so the dime will be the next to go - probably in 2014. - Bill Buckler, Gold This Week...01 December 2012 ..." click over to read is full Daily Report.