June 12, 2024

Western State Bank waives all coin machine fees for month of August

Western State Bank

Garden City, Kan. – Walk in with coins, walk out with paper. Western State Bank is waiving all coin machine fees for the month of August for anyone interested in exchanging their coins for paper money.

While Western State Bank customers are never charged a coin machine fee, non-customers typically pay 10 percent. 

The United States is currently experiencing a coin circulation issue, which is often referred to as a “coin shortage.” Recent shut downs of businesses and financial institutions have led to fewer cash transactions. According to the U.S. Coin Task Force, there is approximately $48 billion in coin already in circulation, most of which is sitting dormant inside American households. Exchanging coin for paper money is one way to help address the issue. 

Western State Bank’s coin machines are located in their Garden City and Dodge City main banking center lobbies, 1500 E. Kansas Ave. in Garden City, and 2121 N. 14th Ave. in Dodge City. The 10 percent non-customer coin machine fee will resume on Sept. 1.

For more information, contact Western State Bank at 620-275-4128 in Garden City, or 620-227-9824 in Dodge City.