Where Have All the Coins Gone Amid COVID-19 Pandemic?

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Here’s an odd effect of the COVID-19 pandemic: With fewer people dining and shopping in-person, there’s a shortage of coins in circulation.

“It’s definitely a real thing,” Matt Schultz, chief credit analyst at CompareCards.com in Austin, Texas, tells Cisco Cotto on the latest coronavirus edition of the WBBM In Depth podcast.

A bank in Wisconsin is offering a premium to people who cash in their coins, he noted. They’re offering $5 for every $100 in coins.

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