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US Coin Task Force to tackle shortage as it leaves some short-changed amid coronavirus pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

CHICAGO (WLS) -- If you've tried to scramble up some change recently, you might have noticed there is a coin shortage. Now, the federal government is setting up a task force to get coins back into circulation.

You may have seen signs posted on banks, gas stations and stores saying they don't have coins to make change. A big component of the shortage is coins piling up at home that aren't being circulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The shortage is affecting people like Alsip resident Beverly Corey, who needs quarters to do laundry.

By  Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone

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