Where do you store your pocket change?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mcz0804a, May 16, 2018.

  1. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    We're all coin collectors. I'm sure most of us look at nearly EVERY coin that crosses our hands. But the vast majority are just circulating change. What do you do with your normal change? Some have a wine jug, others 5 gal water bottles, and yet others just use a mason jar. Here's my change bin:


    BTW I DO NOT recommend this bin for actual sharps. My 4 y/o can pop the lid off. But it was free via the internet. And a cool conversation piece.

    So I ask you: Where do you store your change?

    It should be fun to see some unique and interesting practices.
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  3. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Got this at a local auction. I live in Kentucky, so I like to pretend it is some sort of old bourbon container. Honestly, I have no idea what it is though. I hardly ever use cash anymore, so it has been sitting at this level for some time.
  4. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    You know what, you might not be far off. I'm thinking it might be a store display. I've see 14"-24" liquor bottle displays before. You should think about making your own label for it.
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  5. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    In my pocket...thus the name--pocket change.
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  6. mcz0804a

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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    All my pocket change goes into..
    Queen Piggy!
  8. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    Thats funny
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  9. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I just store mine into mason jars, set a random goal for something I want to get and save until I have enough money for said item.
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  10. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    Depression era saving... Classic... and a great lesson for youth
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Empty ammo cans. Every evening I drop all the change in a sorter. Roll it and drop into empty ammo cans. When the cans are full they go to the bank.. All except quarters. For some reason I cannot turn quarters over to the bank. I have boxes of quarters stashed everywhere.... No, I don’t know why.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
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  12. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    I have LOTS of ammo cans laying around. I guess I'm doing it wrong, I store ammo in them LOL
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  13. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Ammo is way more fun when it is used...;)
  14. Wheels

    Wheels Active Member

    E565ACB8-06F6-4E1B-A22C-4B12A92ED39F.jpeg Cookies anyone ?? :joyful: Because the boys are taken :wacky:
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  15. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Registry Set Enthusiast

    75 cent plastic bin from walmart
  16. Milesofwho

    Milesofwho Omnivorous collector

    A plastic bag. I know the total amount in it.
  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    It's always nice to store dirty coins with one's rigs. ;)

    I store my pocket change in my pocket, and try to pass it off on someone else as quickly as possible.
  18. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    I knew I shouldn't have started this thread... Now I want Jameson and Butter Cookies... :hilarious:
  19. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Copper cents and nickels (don't judge) go into a glass one-quart pickle jar.

    Everything else gets cycled into various self-checkout machines, generally in a way to make sure I get at least 80 cents in new change.
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  20. mcz0804a

    mcz0804a Member

    @-jeffB Interesting. I get the $0.80, but why nickles?
  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Because I came back into the hobby during the peak of the metal-price surge (2010-2012); for a while, the copper and nickel metal in a five-cent piece was worth more than five cents. Of course, you could never get that much for it, but my eyes were filled with dollar signs, and I figured there was no reason to spend coins that would soon be worth double or triple their face value.

    Now? It's a pointless habit. But one day I'll have a big bin of nearly-unsearched nickels to trawl through, should I develop an interest.
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