Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Hiddendragon, Apr 13, 2023.
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Except some coin counter machines don't take them at all, so that must be taken into consideration.
I cashed in a bunch once at CoinStar for a no-fee Amazon gift card. That works, but it's a bit noisy and slow.
I've also spent them at Harris-Teeter or Walmart, because the self-checkouts at both accept halves. But that's even slower and noisier.
Or at least think "now how am I going to get rid of these things?"
A lot of credit unions have free coin counting machines for members, check around. I use a credit union's machine - I just keep $100 or higher balance and no fees.
Some people dump at other branches (I've picked up someone's dumps more often than I care to remember). It's bad form, plus you're just re-searching your own coins eventually. Don't crap where you eat.
I feel like half dollars stand out, and the banks I go to are starting to know me which is good in many ways but bad for this. Maybe they don't care but it just seems like a bad idea to order something and then redeposit it. I guess I could ask if they mind. The guy did tell me that they order boxes of halves for people who look for silver. Most of the branches of the bank I go to are inside grocery stores and they always just say no when I ask if they have any halves. This was a standalone branch and they said they did have them and I was kind of surprised, but that was why I checked there.
They said I'd have to get the whole box because I was hoping to just get some. Of course I'd like to look for silver but really I wanted to help my son complete the Whitman folders and I thought that would get us there pretty quickly.
You have to remember, it's a bank. It is their job to deposit and withdraw money --- all day long. You aren't asking them to do anything that isn't part of their job, and if anything, maybe they like the opportunity to fiddle with getting you the coins over endlessly counting $20s in front of customers casing their paychecks. But I get what you mean. I've kind of given up locally (on finding silver in $.50), at least at my (WF) bank. I've been considering hitting up out of the way, small town banks to see if I can improve my luck.
It's true but perhaps I tend to overthink things. I don't like to feel like I'm inconveniencing someone or putting them out. Maybe they'll do what you ask but they won't like you for it. I even feel kind of bad just asking for a bunch of individual rolls.
You're still searching through your own dumps.
You need to buy and dump from banks that use different coin suppliers - Brinks, Loomis, or Guarda.
If you buy a brinks box and dump at a bank that sends coins to Brinks, it gets re-rolled and you are picking it up again.
That's what I do. One is Loomis and one is Garda.
Are they the same company? Cause I have seen a string & sons money truck and an Garda truck but I've ever only got one Garda style box.
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