Anybody hear about this change shortage going on?

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  1. slym2none

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    I should have said, sell the rolls to stores that need them, like grocery stores, convenience stores, any store that has a sign up about the change shortage. I am sure they would be happy to buy them.
     
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    I have yet to hear an explanation that makes any sense. They say stores are receiving fewer coins as payment because people aren't going to stores as much or are paying with credit/debit cards. Well if fewer people are paying with cash then the stores need less coinage to pay out as change. It seems to me that retailers have these formulas that say when you load a cash drawer at the beginning of a shift you put in x number of $10s, $5s, $1s, quarters, dimes, etc. So they have a shortage based on that formula but is it relevant anymore if almost everyone is paying with plastic?
     
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    My dad started collecting the state quarters when they came out with the Delaware issue. He'd get multiple rolls of each state. I've got hundreds of rolls of uncirculated quarters.

    Life is good.
     
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    It's all the other stores needing the change based on a lack of circulation.
     
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    I still want to know exactly what a "case quarter" is.

    I know what a quarter is - a single coin worth 25 cents. IDK why so many people felt the need to add "case" to the equation. I baffled the hell out of a few people messing with them about that, probably would get me attacked these days.
     
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    Looks like a .25 cent trigger job just went to a buck!
     
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    That's a great thought....and it still doesn't work. I work in some of the boro's of NYC a lot. There are digital parking meters all over the place. They all have solar panels on the tops, have credit card slots to use, quarter drops in them, and then there is the NYC Parking App.
    It should work, ALL THE TIME. It doesn't, I still have to carry a roll of quarters around since at least once a month the credit card doesn't work and the time has run out on the app and can not be used again for whatever the street parking time limit is.

    I have found that whoever is creating these apps and programs doesn't or can't figure out how to make this stuff work consistently. I.O.W. they suck!

    Signed, REALLY EFFIN' AGGRAVATED in NY

    ...Ron
     
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    I think we are on the same page.

    I don’t carry change because it’s 2020.

    Parking and toll booths cause me to carry.
    Those are becoming few so more reason to not carry....
     
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    I went through my bank's drive-thru today and they had a sign that said you could bring your change inside for them to count and roll and then they would deposit the amount to your account.

    I washed my car last week and used 16 quarters. Maybe I should have hung on to them. The quarter is is my favorite form of change. The nickle is my least favorite.
     
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    I’m doing my part. Had a 5 gallon water jug about 1/3 full.

    Nickels dimes and quarters only.

    First batch I cashed in was $295. Second was $350. I have about 2 trips left.

    Not doing that again. I thought it was cool saving the change.

    When that jug was over 50 pounds, it got stupid.
     
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    This is my concern.
     
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    I think it’s a NC thing. As it was explained to me when I was 18 and a cashier at a convenience store. It’s 25 cents in one case, a case of 25 pennies if you will. It used to irritate the hell out of me. I only ever heard black people use the term.
     
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    That's weird, because the only time I ever heard it, it was people trying to give me 25 cents of assorted coins, looking for a quarter, or a "case quarter", usually for the pay phone outside. I always asked "Where's your case?" and they wouldn't get it.

    Also, TBperfectlyH, it was only black people that ever said it to me as well.
     
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    I mine those change machines once in a while for old silver.
     
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    We did work for the Philly mint. I've actually been in a room with $10,000,000 in quarters.

    If a coin hits the floor from the Bliss press they destroy it. It's an amazing operation.

    Poor George Washington didn't have an ear for a time in 1986. That was my fault.
     
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    Time to cash in all the loose coins around the house. How do the coin operated slot machines function with out coins? Not all have been converted to digital.
     
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    Always carry a couple bucks worth of change in case you get "lucky"

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    And you gave me a quarter! :hearts:
     
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    "The scant supply of coins is due in part to reduced production capacity. Workers at the U.S. Mint, which makes all of the country's coinage, are producing at a slower rate than usual because of precautionary measures taken to protect them from the coronavirus."

    "The COVID‐19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin. In the past few months, coin deposits from depository institutions to the Federal Reserve have declined significantly and the U.S. Mint's production of coin also decreased due to measures put in place to protect its employees," the Federal Reserve said in its June statement.