Change, coppers etc Watch

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(Original post by Freud)
Simple as that? Thanks
Yep, and I think they're free (at least NatWest do them free, just go in and ask for some coin bags ). You can probably get them on the internet too, but you'd have to pay for them.
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I like counting coins - it's therapeutic.
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imagine putting a full tube of Pringles into the Coinstar x)
The saturated fat isn't good for them.

I deposited £31 in 20p's and less recently, didn't actually take very long to count.
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Most banks happily hand them out for free. It doesn't take that long to count up a bag, if you have a jar/pot - and I don't make a special trip to put it in the bank, just take it with me next time I'm off into town.
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My little brother counted them out and i bought him a big bar of chocolate lol.

£109
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smelting coins affects the money supply!

i reckon it wouldnt be too difficult to rig up a smelting furnace though, needs to reach 1100ºC

fun afternoon if youre bored
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7.9p of every pound I think it is.
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Not that much to count then... Now bag it up in coin bags and get it to the bank!
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I'm sure the last time I tried to exchange bags of coins in my bank (Abbey) I was told I could pay in a maximum of 3 bags per day. Anyone else experienced this?

Tom
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(Original post by tomgraham17)
I'm sure the last time I tried to exchange bags of coins in my bank (Abbey) I was told I could pay in a maximum of 3 bags per day. Anyone else experienced this?

Tom
I've had this at Abbey too, but most other banks are different.

Abbey have extremely poor customer skills.
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I've just counted mine and bagged it up!

£17.14.
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In light of this thread, I have decided to count all of the coppers I could find.

I couldn't be bothered counting them myself, so I took them to a coinstar. I came to a grand total of £2.34, which the coinstar happily took 7% of. I then exchanged my vouchers for cash, and then got in my car to drive home. Half way along the dual carriageway, there was a huge roadblock, so I needed to turn all the way back, and then take long winding country roads home. Half way along the main long winding country road, I came across another road blockage, in the form of about 200 cows. I turned back, and went to take another road home. After two hours of driving, I realised I was lost. I went down a lane to try and ask a farmer for directions, but got my car stuck in the mud half way along the lane. I then called the AA, who charged me £40 to move my car and point me in the right direction.

So as a result of my coin counting, I earned a grand total of -£70. A grand success.
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(Original post by Ghost)
In light of this thread, I have decided to count all of the coppers I could find.

I couldn't be bothered counting them myself, so I took them to a coinstar. I came to a grand total of £2.34, which the coinstar happily took 7% of. I then exchanged my vouchers for cash, and then got in my car to drive home. Half way along the dual carriageway, there was a huge roadblock, so I needed to turn all the way back, and then take long winding country roads home. Half way along the main long winding country road, I came across another road blockage, in the form of about 200 cows. I turned back, and went to take another road home. After two hours of driving, I realised I was lost. I went down a lane to try and ask a farmer for directions, but got my car stuck in the mud half way along the lane. I then called the AA, who charged me £40 to move my car and point me in the right direction.

So as a result of my coin counting, I earned a grand total of -£70. A grand success.
Score!
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(Original post by Prudy)
It's better to count it out yourself and take it to the bank.
I agree! ;grin;
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HSBC do indeed have free to use coinstars (at my local branch atleast), which deposit the money directly into your account- very useful indeed
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I had a coinstar voucher today for £150(and 36p). Most of it was in coppers - I don't blame him for using coinstar!

(He had removed it from his recently deceased mothers house. She'd been hoarding several boxes of them, apparently.)
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I have several small piles of coins around my room, I might count them today as I have nothing else to do.

Going to banks ftw. You can't let large conglomerates like Morrisons take 8% of your money :eek2:
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buy a coin sorter, do it that way
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take it to the bank duh!
my change just accumulates all over my room, i had a carrier bag of it before!
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I always just take it to the bank. It's actually more effort to get to my nearest supermarket with a coinstar than to get to my nearest bank. And I've never found it takes that long to count it. In fact, in a weird way, it's almost therapeutic.
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