Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by gypsy_gear, Dec 11, 2011.
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Coin Star machines were not designed with the numismatist in mind, but rather the everyday Joe with a jug or two of change who doesn't wish to invest the time into rolling and turning in.
The Wife says I need Coin Star Rehab!
Some CoinStar machines do reject silver, although I'm not sure how reliably. I've found maybe $3-5 worth of American coins overlooked in reject slots, and I think there were three silver dimes and a silver quarter in that amount. I've also gone to the customer service counter after a lady went to cash in her ticket, and it turned out that she'd also cashed in some dimes the machine wouldn't take. I picked up seven silver dimes out of that encounter.
Then there was the guy who was trying to dump the last of three quart jars of coins when I came by. The machine had jammed, and I saw that some of the coins in the hopper had that funny color. It was too late for the $90+ that he'd already gotten the machine to accept, but I got almost $25 FV of silver that was left. That was what finally dragged me all the way back into collecting.
Coin machines will not reject coins that are within the size and weight parameters for what is acceptable. Hmm, guess that is why in the past few months I have gotten an 1894, a 1903, a 1905 and a 1910 Liberty nickel. I have also gotten four Indians, an 1891, a 1904 and two 1907s. Lots of Buffaloes - several dozen, nearly 100 silver war nickels from 1942-5 and thousands and thousands of 1940-1959 dated nickels including all the dates so far save the 1950-D.
My best nickel find was the 1894, but I also have a 1983 with a large cud. Best cent find is the EF 1925 GV Cent from Canada, but I have also found blanks, cuds, and clips. I generally find a few more errors with cents than nickels. But I also find more proof nickels, back as far as 1962 and lots of 1990s on up. I have only found one proof cent, a 1981-S.
can you post pics?
Don't return them to the same bank. As a saying in the roll searcher's thread, "Don't eat where you dump"
Not to mention that you can sort of chaff off the tellers there. At your dump banks you need to have some arrangement, little favours, with the tellers there so that they don't have a problem taking lots of coin. I authenticate stuff they have come in, take stuff they cannot get rid of that they do not want in the vault etc. Gift cards are always appreciated too. Most of my banks order stuff for me, did I mention gift cards? Surprising how accommodating I find tellers to be.
So right. You don't want to be perceived as someone who is just "using" them. No one likes to be "used".
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