Start Digging in Your Sofa for Much-Needed Coins

Got a dime you can spare?

Retailers, laundromats, and other businesses that rely on coins want you to turn it in, along with any other spare change in piggy banks or under couch cushions, as coins are in short supply again. A group of trade associations that represent individual businesses-including banks, retail outlets, truck stops, and grocery stores-is asking the Treasury Department for more help convincing Americans to get coins back in circulation.

The consequences of the circulation slowdown hit people who don’t have an ability to pay for items electronically, they say.