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This undated photo provided Wednesday by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia shows a nonsense test piece. The Mint has been testing different materials to fiend less expensive ways to make coins. (AP Photo U.S. Mint)

US Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When it comes to making coins, the Mint isn't getting its two cents worth. In some cases, it doesn't even get half of that.

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