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As many of you know I've been searching through $25 boxes of cents (found 3 wheat cents today). Well I'm looking to move up from $25 boxes to $50 bags or two boxes at a time.

 

Short of child labor, are there any easy ways to rewrap coins? Counting 50, rewrap, count 50, rewrap....gets a tad bit boring.

 

I wish I could just use a CoinStar type of machine but my bank doesn't have that option. Plus the CoinStar gift cards suck.

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Ask around at different local banks, some have coin counting machines and might not charge you to turn the coins in.

 

I didn't know that. 90% of the banks around here are only one type, Key Bank. You can't drive a few blocks without being near one.

 

I HATE getting boxes that have those shotgun type rolls. You have to rip the things apart and then go back to the bank and ask for more wrappers. :ninja: They look at you like you're an idiot for asking for 100 cent wrappers. "Oh you mean pennies?"

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As many of you know I've been searching through $25 boxes of cents (found 3 wheat cents today). Well I'm looking to move up from $25 boxes to $50 bags or two boxes at a time.

 

Short of child labor, are there any easy ways to rewrap coins? Counting 50, rewrap, count 50, rewrap....gets a tad bit boring.

 

I wish I could just use a CoinStar type of machine but my bank doesn't have that option. Plus the CoinStar gift cards suck.

 

 

You mean something like this?

 

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As many of you know I've been searching through $25 boxes of cents (found 3 wheat cents today). Well I'm looking to move up from $25 boxes to $50 bags or two boxes at a time.

 

Short of child labor, are there any easy ways to rewrap coins? Counting 50, rewrap, count 50, rewrap....gets a tad bit boring.

 

I wish I could just use a CoinStar type of machine but my bank doesn't have that option. Plus the CoinStar gift cards suck.

 

I have taken a plastic coin tube, counted the 50 coins in it, and then scratched where they top out at. Then it is a simple matter to drop the unwanted pennies into it and roll them from it.

 

This doesn't stop the inconvenience of having to beg for wrappers but it does cut down on the counting.

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I picked up a set of tubes, similar to this:54495_big.jpg

 

The only caution I have on these is with wrapping older coins, because of wear, the counts may be off a bit, and you could actually end up wrapping 51 cents or 53 dimes etc. I found that out the hard way when I used the cent one for wrapping up 5,000 wheat cents I bought many years ago and then boxed. About a week ago I got them out and on counting the rolls I came up usually with 51 or so because of the wear on the older coins.

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The only caution I have on these is with wrapping older coins, because of wear, the counts may be off a bit, and you could actually end up wrapping 51 cents or 53 dimes etc. I found that out the hard way when I used the cent one for wrapping up 5,000 wheat cents I bought many years ago and then boxed. About a week ago I got them out and on counting the rolls I came up usually with 51 or so because of the wear on the older coins.

 

If you think that's bad, consider that you get a lesser count with higher relief coins than with lower ones. Using a standard size (Canadian) plastic roll, on average US (pre-90s) quarters are about 35 to a roll. Pennies also tended to be short a few as well. :ninja:

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