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US Mint asks for help with coin shortage

A lack of in-person spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic is being cited as the driving factor behind a national coin shortage. (NBC News)
A lack of in-person spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic is being cited as the driving factor behind a national coin shortage. (NBC News)(NBC News)
Published: Jul. 25, 2020 at 3:45 AM EDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Mint is asking Americans to please use more change.

Businesses nationwide have posted signs asking for exact change because of a coin shortage caused by the pandemic.

The Mint says it’s working to replenish the nation’s coin supply, but needs the public’s help, as well.

It asks customers to pay for things with exact change and depositing coins at banks.

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