It's not antiquities! A report by Anne Szustek in Finding Dulcinea quotes heavily from Uki Goni's story in last week's Time: “Spare Change? There's None in Buenos Aires”.
Goni claims there is no simple explanation for the coin shortage but Szustek points out that there is more copper value in the coins than face value.
A black market has developed to sell coins at a profit to small business owners. Stores that can't afford to buy coins are giving their customers candy instead of change.
State Department Accepting Comments for New MOU with Algeria and Renewals for Bulgaria and Honduras - The State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center has announced it is accepting comments for a proposed new MOU with Algeria, and renewals with Bulgaria and ...
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