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National coin shortage starts to affect Havre


Last updated 6/30/2020 at 11:31am

Havre is beginning to see some effects from the national coin shortage going on in the wake of the COIVD-19 pandemic.

The Federal Reserve said this shortage is a result of the U.S. Mint operating at reduced capacity due to the ongoing pandemic.

Jeff Ralph, co-owner of Havre’s McDonalds, said he has begun asking people to use credit or debit cards or use exact change to pay for things because they were not able to obtain enough coins from the bank they do business with.

Havre Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Julea Robbins said she was not aware of any other businesses in town faci...

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