Shortage!

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  1. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    Seen earlier today in the local Home Depot. EE7B88A6-0599-4E9C-BA69-7811E66A3797.jpeg
     
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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I'm not sure where in the country this is happening but I have read about it. Personally, I don't see how there could be a shortage considering the high numbers the mint puts out each year. Unless people or stores are having a hard time getting boxes from the banks due to Covid. But that still leaves billions upon billions still in circulation, not to mention people using up their accumulated loose change to make ends meet. I prefer to think this is some hoopla based on the temporary closing of the mints while making them safe for their workers. Perhaps a reduction in the 2020 production run but that's all. There should be plenty of 1,5,10 & 25 cent pieces to go around for a very long time before anyone should worry about a cash shortage. But if I'm wrong, please call me out on this.
     
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    A 2020 hard times token
     
  5. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    The Loomis trucks are still delivering coins to businesses in my area, and I am noticing they are getting 2020 BU rolls of quarters (My local grocery has Samoa bat BU rolls now.) but the banks are saying they are suffering. Signs like the Home Depot one are showing up at McDonalds too. Haven't tried getting rolls from the banks lately, but some guy was leaving my bank with a box of pennies last week. But the bank has told me they can't get boxes for me now.
     
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  6. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    A really go-getting-optimist would start printing "I SURVIVED 2020 COVID-19"
    Cough, Cough! T-Shirts.
    J.T.
     
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    No shortage in York County PA or surrounding counties and none in northern Maryland. Just another attempt to make oh I better not say. It could be considered political.
     
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  8. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I've gotten cents and dimes already in MA. Have not seen any nickels or quarters yet, but they will show up eventually. I don't do a lot of shopping though.
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I go to my bank and get rolls to look and never had a problem. No signs in windows and no one complaining. I don't get out that much but those that do have no complaints.
     
  10. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Who the devil pays cash at Home Depot? I see everybody pulling out a card at the checkout........
     
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  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I LOVE IT!!!
     
  12. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Oops, meant to hit Edit, but the thought just occurred as to what a 2020 hard times token would look like...political considerations apply
     
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Blonde and 36-24-36?
     
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  14. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    now, now, now... :)
     
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  15. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Supporter

    The Home Depot is in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Another interesting item that is in short supply: pressure treated lumber. Why? Not sure, but there it is.
     
  16. TONYBRONX

    TONYBRONX Well-Known Member

    Have they started making face mask out of coins designated for businesses?
     
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I thought that would make a nice hard times token.
     
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  18. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I'm learning to keep my mouth shut and my fingers off the keyboard... :angelic::angelic::angelic:
     
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  19. Mike Davis

    Mike Davis Active Member

    Here's your token! For sale on eBay. Screenshot_20200706-221923.png
     
  20. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Maybe I should cash in my $600 worth of Dimes $800 worth of nickels and $400 worth of pennies. I bring my quarters to the bank when I get two or $300 worth. As for the smaller denominations my theory is if you're going to be a hoarder, be a hoarder.
     
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Personally, I thought it was funny.
     
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