"Low customer use" also fed PNC's decision to scrap the machines, spokeswoman Marcey Zwiebel told me. "Last month, we made the decision to take all remaining coin counting machines out of service. Complementary coin wrappers are available" in branches. Tellers still wrap coins for PNC account-holders.

Republic isn't just counting pennies: The bank is among the major purveyors of Small Business Administration-backed loans in the region.