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An Ohio Congressman Wants To The Change Coins

(Washington, DC) — An Ohio Congressman wants to change the way U.S. coins are made. Steve Stivers says he wants to see coins made from steel, instead of copper and nickel.

He says steel can be made in America without importing materials from other countries. Great Britain and Canada made the switch to steel several years ago.
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Congressman Stivers says it costs the U.S. Mint more to make pennies and nickels than they’re worth.

Congressman Stivers says other countries have made the change and has had success.

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