Reject Tube & Coinstar Finds

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Hellofthenorth, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Never gotten a buffalo. Although I did get a 42-S silver nickel.
    As for the perfectly good dimes coming out, sometimes people dump the coins in too quickly and the machine jams and spits them out. Or, a mangled coin or foreign coin can get rejected and they come out behind it.
    I've found a few scoops of foreign coins if you go back in the thread. But no ancient Roman coin, although you did have an assist. Was this a coin star or a coin counting machine at your bank? Because coin star is supposed to account for everything in the interior reject bin.
    3 dimes and a penny in the slot.
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  3. halvessearcher

    halvessearcher Active Member

  4. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    A quarter and cent in a coinstar.
  5. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    Canada nickel and 2 US cents in a coinstar.
  6. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    First find in weeks, and it's an interesting one . . . . . .


  7. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Charm for a bracelet?
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Yes, religious in image. It looks to be very old. The base object is wood - oak I think. It has the small image decoupaged to the top. The remaining sides are painted white, but the paint has 90% worn off the back and edges. The paint on the other four sides is mostly intact.

    There are two holes through the wood block, about 3/32" in diameter, less than 1/8".

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  9. halvessearcher

    halvessearcher Active Member

    One silver dime in the coinstar reject tray. A 1964. Like 50 some cents of change also. Donated to the charity jar next to the machine.
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  10. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    '43 steel cent on top of a machine yesterday(yes I check the top) and a '63-D Roosie in the reject slot of another machine today. First silver in about 6 weeks.
  11. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    One US quarter and a Finland penni on a coinstar.
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  12. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    7 quarters, 4 dimes, and 2 cents in a coinstar.
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  13. AZSteve

    AZSteve Supporter! Supporter

    The Coinstar at our local Fry's (Kroger) store, near the Service Counter, has been missing for a couple of weeks. I finally asked why and was told "It's down there" - which is at the far end of the checkouts (ones normally only used on the busiest days of the year, in a space often crowded with carts of items to be re-shelved). So I've been checking again, and found these on the input tray last nite >
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    The zinc-alloy Irish Tree of Life Pocket Tokens sell online for $2.50 plus shipping. I may keep one in memory of my deceased half-Irish wife and give one to her brother who lives nearby. The 1999-P SBA looks like it was discovered with a metal detector. The foreign coins are South Korean, 10 Won worth 0.9 cent, 50 Won worth 4.4 cents, and 500 Won worth 44 cents. So I "Won" the jackpot! ;) (At least they're different dates!)
    Interestingly, immediately after I looked up the Irish Tokens, they appeared in the "Hot Items" section underneath the CoinTalk menu bar.

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  14. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    The production premium is usually insane. But, which is a better sized unit for barter (in some insane world where the banks shut down for while or it takes a wheelbarrow full of currency to buy a loaf of bread)?
  15. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    In your shtf scenario, gold and silver are not good barter fodder. I'd rather have ammo, alcohol, food, water, tobacco, feminine products, personal care products, etc. Tiny fractions of silver would be worthless.
  16. N5GWU

    N5GWU Member

    I've told this story before, but I was at a local Ingles store and cashing in my change jar at the coinstar machine. I heard something that sounded like a coin hitting the reject slot. I finished up and checked the slot and there were no coins in there. I felt up the slot and felt paper. I was able to pull it out with my small set of tweezers and someone had stuffed a part of a paper napkin up into the slot. When I pulled it out about 3 dollars worth of rejects dropped out. I gathered them all up and took them home. Had 3 silver quarters and 2 silver dimes along with some nasty cents and some odd foreign stuff. So, I took someones hoarded coins that they were saving up being a paper plug. Now, when there aren't a lot of people around I feel up into the reject tube just to see.
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  17. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    I don’t use Coin Star but I have used the coin counter at my bank many times and I always insist they open the machine after finishing. There is an external reject tray for the coins they return, but there are TWO REJECT TRAYS INSIDE THE MACHINE and a number of coins that are simply loose inside the machine and they are often full of coins that aren’t returned.
    Once I was dumping the leftovers of a box of half dollars and there were 11 of them inside the machine that were not counted nor credited to me.
    There are reports of a news station going to 14 coin machines and only 1 gave them an accurate count. A family reported taking $441 to a machine and were credited with $401.
    The banks are making a very healthy profit on these machines. They are taking a percentage plus the machines are stealing coins as well.
    I’ve spoken to the Vice President of my bank and asked him directly about this and he never gives me an answer
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  18. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    TD Bank was caught shorting customer deposits through the coin machine, often they were off by 10% or more. Which said, is why I use coin machines at my credit union - I have tested them with control groups and they are accurate. I personally do not care for Coinstar machines as a means of cashing out coin - lack of accuracy, slow, jam easy etc.
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  19. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Found a normal nickel and dime in my CoinStar the other day (3-31-21). Not sure why they would have been rejected.
    As for the comments above, I have never used a CoinStar for my loose coins, but check them for rejects every chance I get.
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  20. jensenbay

    jensenbay Well-Known Member

    2 quarters, 7 dimes, 1 nickel, and 1 cent in a coinstar.
  21. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

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