coin star finds...

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby Zugzwang » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Not a find, but a rant...

I went to my local credit union with my wife and her mother. While they were at the teller desk I looked around and saw a Dad with a young daughter and a piggy bank. They went to a coin counting machine, and gutted the pig. Afterwards, I wandered over and saw the credit union takes 5% off the top! :thumbdown: Stealing money from a kid :twisted:

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby lucky43113 » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Zugzwang wrote:Not a find, but a rant...

I went to my local credit union with my wife and her mother. While they were at the teller desk I looked around and saw a Dad with a young daughter and a piggy bank. They went to a coin counting machine, and gutted the pig. Afterwards, I wandered over and saw the credit union takes 5% off the top! :thumbdown: Stealing money from a kid :twisted:

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Thank you, I feel better...

They all do that if you are not a member my bank is 6% for non members still better than coin stars 10 cents on the dollar
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby Mother lode » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Hummmmm. Instead of letting the machine do the work. Maybe the father should have taught the little one to actually count the coins. I see so many younger generation kids working a cash register that can’t even figure out the proper return change unless it’s displayed on a screen. Heaven forbid if they had to actually figure it out in there little minds. :shock:
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Postby lucky43113 » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Mother lode wrote:Hummmmm. Instead of letting the machine do the work. Maybe the father should have taught the little one to actually count the coins. I see so many younger generation kids working a cash register that can’t even figure out the proper return change unless it’s displayed on a screen. Heaven forbid if they had to actually figure it out in there little minds. :shock:

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby silverhead » Sat Sep 22, 2018

I found 4 pennies, gummed together into 2 blobs and some kind of small silver colored foreign coin. I thought it was a dime, the only reason that I reached in to grab them, but skunked again..
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Postby Purple and Gold » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Dont understand why the people using the machine dont glance down at the coin return? its right there
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Postby lucky43113 » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Purple and Gold wrote:Dont understand why the people using the machine dont glance down at the coin return? its right there

They do not care many think silver is worthless i know a guy who bragged about taking foreign coins to the bank and getting American money in return after talking to him what he took to the bank was 1000 mercury dimes.
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby Purple and Gold » Sat Sep 22, 2018

lucky43113 wrote:
Purple and Gold wrote:Dont understand why the people using the machine dont glance down at the coin return? its right there

They do not care many think silver is worthless i know a guy who bragged about taking foreign coins to the bank and getting American money in return after talking to him what he took to the bank was 1000 mercury dimes.


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Postby recyclersteve » Sat Sep 22, 2018

Didn't know you had a Coinstar thread over here like they do on RC.

I only post when I find something unusual, not every single penny I find. Yesterday I went to a local CS machine that I've had really good luck at since going there first about a year ago. I got 45 cents, which is ok (no good dates), but...

Also found a late date Canadian dime
Also found 4 Swiss francs plus 70 rappen (20 coins total)- and I know where I can sell them.

It's funny but the 5 rappen coins actually look like they could be gold. They absolutely are not, but I thought about keeping a few around the house as decoys in case I ever got robbed in the middle of the night or was burlarized when I am gone. The good stuff is stored offsite, but my place has a fair amount of cheap stuff that looks expensive.

Also, so far this year I have found six silver dimes, all from Coinstar machines. Two were found on consecutive days at the end of August. Also, in January I had about a 5-day stretch where I found 3 silver dimes.

Rappen happens! :)

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby recyclersteve » Sat Sep 22, 2018

lucky43113 wrote:
Purple and Gold wrote:Dont understand why the people using the machine dont glance down at the coin return? its right there

They do not care many think silver is worthless i know a guy who bragged about taking foreign coins to the bank and getting American money in return after talking to him what he took to the bank was 1000 mercury dimes.


I was that guy. Are those dimes worth something? :)

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby Turtle » Fri Sep 28, 2018

I found a foreign, I think Caribbean, coin a little while ago on the countertop of the machine. I need to get in the habit of looking more. Im just happy the new one at the grocery store I go to now gives out amazon codes because the Walmart ones dont!
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby grantwoodisgold » Wed Oct 10, 2018

Randall's (same as Tom Thumb and I believe Safeway)

22 dirty pennies
2 clad dimes
1 nickle
2 euro 5 cent coins
1 game token
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby bigjohn » Wed Dec 26, 2018

1962-D dime at the local Kroger Coinstar this morning :thumbup:
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby silverhead » Wed Dec 26, 2018

Coinstar at Vons last week, 36 cents US including a 1964 dime.
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby spacemanx » Wed Dec 26, 2018

Win Dixie coinstar
one machine
1 quarter
10 dimes
canada qtr
bahamas qtr
couple of pennies

2 silver dimes
2 steel pennies
1 barber qtr 1907
i was very surprised.

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Re: coin star finds...

Postby lucky43113 » Wed Dec 26, 2018

spacemanx wrote:Win Dixie coinstar
one machine
1 quarter
10 dimes
canada qtr
bahamas qtr
couple of pennies

2 silver dimes
2 steel pennies
1 barber qtr 1907
i was very surprised.

Nice find
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby grantwoodisgold » Thu May 02, 2019

2 really sticky clad dimes and 2 really sticky zinc pennies from the kroger coinstar :thumbup:
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Re: coin star finds...

Postby Fistfulladirt » Sun May 05, 2019

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Late in posting, but scored over 30 silvers at Walmart a few months ago. The cup was full and silver was hitting the floor as I stuffed my pockets! Wife and kids moved on in embarrassment.


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