Hobbies: It's Not Just Money

When the mint needs money—that's news. Not news that U.S. Mint Director Eva B. Adams wants to shout from the housetops; she fears that too much publicity about a coin shortage may make matters worse by encouraging hoarding. But in fact, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and half dollars are all in short supply, though the mints in Denver and Philadelphia are working around the clock to plink them out, and the American Bankers Association has requested its 13,125 member banks to poke around in their vaults for any stockpiled coins that could...

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