According to the 2012 Annual Report of the United States Mint (p. 12), in that year the cost to produce each minted coin was as follows:
|One-Cent (1¢)||$ 0.0163|
|Five-Cent (5¢)||$ 0.0829|
Fortunately, every purchase you make of the Millard Fillmore Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set offsets the instant debt created for each penny and nickel created!
Perhaps it’s time to send pennies and nickels out to pasture with half-cents and other outdated denominations.