Cashing In: 20 Years Of Change
WAUWATOSA, WIS. — The pandemic has brought on a coin shortage and now one Wisconsin man has done his part to help that.
Two decades worth of saved coins have been exchanged at a bank in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Jim Holton says he had been saving the loose change for when his grandchildren graduated college. Holton collected extra change for over 20 years, starting when his son was given a piggy bank as a baby. He says he added roughly 60 cents in change from his coffee every day.
In total, Holton brought in three five-gallon bucks and a variety of jars and containers filled with coins. North Shore Bank in Wauwatosa says a reduction in coin production and circulation has resulted in local banks receiving a limited amount of rolls requested.
The coin shortage is also affecting how businesses operate.
“I’m not hoping for anything,” Holton said. “My guess is that it is probably a couple of thousand, but I don’t have anything to base it on, not a clue.”
In total, Holton collected $5,366.05. North Shore Bank says customers can have their coins counted and exchanged for free at any branch.
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