Taxpayers lost $90.5 million on the production of pennies and nickels in the fiscal year 2014, according to a U.S. Mint report.

The report said the unit cost for pennies remained above face value for the ninth straight fiscal year.

"By keeping indirect costs down in the face of increased demand, fixed costs were spread among more units," the U.S. Mint's 2014 Biennial Report to the Congress said.

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