US Mint begs Americans to spend coins
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The US government is begging for your spare change.
A nationwide coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic is making life difficult for banks, retailers and anyone who regularly pays with cash.
The US Mint, which is in charge of producing new money to replenish country’s supply, is working on addressing the issue.
It’s now asking Americans to help out too.
In a press release Thursday the Mint asked people to pay with exact change and to find other ways to return coins to circulation.
Last month the Federal Reserve chair said the coin shortage is due to more people staying home during the pandemic and relying on shopping online and physically exchanging currency.
Posted – 7.24.20