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Hang on to your nickels and dimes - the pandemic has created a coin shortage

Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve banking system issued a note warning banks that it would start rationing coins, along with working with the U.S. Mint, to fix the coin supply chain problems. Foto: AP/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz

Here's a new crisis the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for: a nationwide shortage of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.

The economic shutdowns to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, spurring the deepest recession in decades, have had the unintended consequence of halting the flow of coins through households, businesses and banks, the head of the Federal Reserve confirmed Wednesday...

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