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When it comes to making coins, the Mint isnít getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesnít even get half of that. A penny costs more than two cents and a nickel costs more than 11 cents to make and distribute. The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our changeís quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance.A 400-page report presented last week to Congress outlines nearly two years of trials conducted at the Mint in Philadelphia, where a variety of metal recipes were put through their paces in the massive facilityís high-speed coin-making machinery.