For some businesses, coin shortage a test of their mettle

ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES: Richard “Rippy” Serra, owner of Rippy’s Liquor and Marketplace in Charlestown, and office manager Donna McAdams roll coins brought in by customers. In an effort to combat the national coin shortage, Serra offers free coin rolling to customers to exchange their coins for dollar bills. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES: Richard “Rippy” Serra, owner of Rippy’s Liquor and Marketplace in Charlestown, and office manager Donna McAdams roll coins brought in by customers. In an effort to combat the national coin shortage, Serra offers free coin rolling to customers to exchange their coins for dollar bills. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
Rolling $800 in loose change into individual paper coin wrappers is not typically a service offered at Rippy’s Liquor & Marketplace. But amid a national coin shortage, owner Richard “Rippy” Serra was forced to come up with new ways to rake in the change. Among them: offering free coin rolling to customers, advertised through signs…

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