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Posted: 8/14/2011 9:51:49 AM EDT
5- 6 years... 176 lbs worth (I thought I was going to throw my lower back out putting it on  the scale).





I have no idea how much is in there.

Last time I filled a jug that big it came out to over $1,000.00.

Biggest hassle is going to be cashing it all in.

The "CoinStar" machines charge 9%-10%.

The only thing I'll use those for is cashing in pennies (not worth the hassle rolling).

Banks stopped sorting customers coins eons ago, so rolling them myself is pretty much the only option
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:52:50 AM EDT
um, spare change and coinage?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:54:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2011 9:54:45 AM EDT by skunk-ape]
make sure you don't have any silver quarters in there before you cash it in

sort of unlikely but you can still find them out there




 
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:54:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2011 9:56:43 AM EDT by 6winchester2]
Funny you should post this.

My spare change jar (a coffee can actually) is jammed full, and I am headed out to cash it in at one of those machines in about half an hour when I run my other errands.

I'll gladly pay the 9% fee.  I'm not counting all that mess myself.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:55:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LoginName:
5- 6 years... 176 lbs worth (I thought I was going to throw my lower back out putting it on  the scale).

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins2.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins1-1.jpg

I have no idea how much is in there.

Last time I filled a jug that big it came out to over $1,000.00.

Biggest hassle is going to be cashing it all in.

The "CoinStar" machines charge 9%-10%.

The only thing I'll use those for is cashing in pennies (not worth the hassle rolling).

Banks stopped sorting customers coins eons ago, so rolling them myself is pretty much the only option


We still sort them for free, if you're a customer.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:56:26 AM EDT
You win.  I've got a gallon jug that takes me about two years to fill.  I don't put pennies in it and it fills at about $400.

I noticed the local coinstar will give you an AMAZON card with no percentage cut, not a bad idea as there is always stuff to order on AMAZON.  (but I take mine to a local casino)
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:56:36 AM EDT
Spare change.

And toenail clippings.  That's where I hide them too.

When the shit hits the fan then hits the fan again, my bet is that the gold standard will fail in favor of toenail clippings.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 9:57:13 AM EDT
Here is my change jar.





but I am getting ready to replace it with this.




Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:02:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2011 10:05:42 AM EDT by Powderfinger]
Time is money. What will it "cost" you to roll all but the pennies? I have no idea. Or maybe your free time really is free. The thread about "How Much" recently was a 1 gallon zip lock with $162 as I recall.
My McCann's oatmeal can piggy bank is weak sauce.

(generic photo)

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:05:25 AM EDT
Some banks still have the change counters and let their customers use them free of charge.  My bank is hit and miss on which branches do and which ones do not.  The ones that do take it into the back room and come back with an amount.  There's one guy who works at the closest branch and he's kind of scrawny so if I had a jar that big I'd split it into smaller batches for them to carry back there.  If there are any other branches of your bank (or any bank you have an account with) nearby give them a call and ask if they will.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:13:40 AM EDT





Hofbrauhaus?



I have that mug and I use it the same way.

 
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:16:17 AM EDT
Mine is a growler.  I cashed it in when it was about 60% full and got $100 out of it.  I'll post pics in a few minutes.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:16:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Seansworth:
Some banks still have the change counters and let their customers use them free of charge.  My bank is hit and miss on which branches do and which ones do not.  The ones that do take it into the back room and come back with an amount.  There's one guy who works at the closest branch and he's kind of scrawny so if I had a jar that big I'd split it into smaller batches for them to carry back there.  If there are any other branches of your bank (or any bank you have an account with) nearby give them a call and ask if they will.


My bank has one too. They have it the lobby, DIY. It gives you a receipt, you take it to the teller to cash or deposit. It's a godsend. I hate rolling coins. Definitely call around.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:20:43 AM EDT
I had a holiday cookie tin with $450 of rolled coins, standing on end.  I'd guess it weighed about 75lbs.

Bank wouldn't take it all at once.  I had to make about three trips to get it deposited.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:21:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By hanau:
Here is my change jar.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l89/gunracksonline/1578299503_photobucket_88444_.jpg

but I am getting ready to replace it with this.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l89/gunracksonline/2504.png


That thing's cool.  They got two?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:21:47 AM EDT



Originally Posted By tmleadr03:







Hofbrauhaus?



I have that mug and I use it the same way.  


got it during Octoberfest while in Germany.(90-93)
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:23:26 AM EDT
Shit, paying a machine 9% to do math for me so I don't have to think sounds like a win win if you ask me.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:23:49 AM EDT





Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:











That thing's cool.  They got two?



Well only got a half of one at the moment.










 
 
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:23:57 AM EDT
Its definitely over $1000...maybe even over $2000.

I throw my change into a canvas sack (an actual bank coin-bag)
When I have the equivelant of about a 1 gallon container in volume I take it in.....Thats usually around $300.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:24:23 AM EDT



Originally Posted By hanau:





Originally Posted By tmleadr03:






Hofbrauhaus?



I have that mug and I use it the same way.  


got it during Octoberfest while in Germany.(90-93)


I went to Munchen for 10 days in 2000 just for the hell of it.  Not Octoberfest, but man was it fun.  I was buzzed for almost 10 days straight.  Never got hammered, but they served me beer with everything.  And wow, what beer.

 
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:26:12 AM EDT
Our is pretty empty right now,  we empty it out and cash it in just before dive vacations and spend it on frivolous crap when we are away.  It usually ends up being about $400 or so.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:27:05 AM EDT
just plop it on the counter at your bank and tell them you want to deposit it.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:27:07 AM EDT
1982 and earlier pennys are pure copper.

Better start sorting.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:28:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LoginName:
5- 6 years... 176 lbs worth (I thought I was going to throw my lower back out putting it on  the scale).

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins2.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins1-1.jpg

I have no idea how much is in there.

Last time I filled a jug that big it came out to over $1,000.00.

Biggest hassle is going to be cashing it all in.

The "CoinStar" machines charge 9%-10%.

The only thing I'll use those for is cashing in pennies (not worth the hassle rolling).

Banks stopped sorting customers coins eons ago, so rolling them myself is pretty much the only option


I have a glass one of theese. It is on its second go around of getting filled. First time was over a thousand bucks.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:34:11 AM EDT
The coin machine at my CU just prints out a deposit slip, there is no charge.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:39:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jerrwhy01:
Shit, paying a machine 9% to do math for me so I don't have to think sounds like a win win if you ask me.


Part principle... part stingy.

If it was only a coffee can or two, I'd probably do that.

Assuming anywhere from $1,000 - $1,500 in the jug, taking a $90.00 - $135.00 loss isn't much of a win.

Originally Posted By dougez1:

I have a glass one of theese. It is on its second go around of getting filled. First time was over a thousand bucks.


My previous coin jar, was a 4-5 gallon pickle jar.

I filled it roughly 3/4 of the way until it cracked from the weight.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:45:33 AM EDT
I took mine in a couple of months ago. Gallon jar full, one Patron 1.5l full of quarters, on Patron liter full of dimes, and one Patron liter half full of nickles. 1,341 odd dollars. Bank still does it for free, deposits it directly to your account.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:46:02 AM EDT
Is it worth it to lose 100 bucks or so at Coinstar to save 5 hours of time? I think so.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:53:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tweek218:
Is it worth it to lose 100 bucks or so at Coinstar to save 5 hours of time? I think so.


Depends on how and where I'd be spending that 5 hours of time if I wasn't counting the change out.

I'd normally do it while going about other mindless activities like watching TV or while being online.

I have one of those cheap ass "As Seen On TV" coin counters (non battery operated), so it's not like I would have to pay attention.

Now... if I had kids, problem solved.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 11:01:56 AM EDT
If it hasn't already been said, some Coinstar machines will give you the full value on a gift card.



http://www.coinstar.com/FreeCoinCounting



Keep an eye on it, they change once in a while.  Cabela's, and either Home Depot or Lowes, used to be an option.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 2:59:18 PM EDT
It's worth the labor to save the 9% and to be able to look for silver/rare coins
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 4:59:20 PM EDT
There has to be 2 or 3 grand in that jug!!!!
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:03:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2011 5:05:27 PM EDT by Justa_TXguy]
I have a 5 gallon jug too but mine is only about 1/5th the way full.

I'm betting you have about $1200 in there.  Maybe $1500 since I see a lot of quarters.

eta:  My credit union has a free coin machine in the lobby.  There is no way in hell I'd pay coinstar a fee.  If I didn't have my credit union, I'm aware that coinstar sometimes offers giftcards (such as to amazon.com) with no fee.  I'd do that.  Rolling them is lame, don't bother.  

Also, wouldn't hurt to check for silver.

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:54:28 PM EDT
I keep all my change in a sock, that way i have a weapon if someone tries to mug me going in to use the coinstar. Also, I am one of those pain in the ass customers that pays for stuff in exact change so I don't have to deal with too much change on hand.

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Link Posted: 8/14/2011 5:57:05 PM EDT
Did you check for silver?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:00:06 PM EDT
Let me know how much is in there when you count it.

I have a glass water cooler jug and have been moving the excess into glass jars for months now, to make more room.

I would love to know how much I have - approx...
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:07:11 PM EDT
my bank has one of those machines. they charge $1.00. i just cashed in $300.00 in change the other day.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:37:43 PM EDT
You need to check for silver.  I have been finding a few pieces lately.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:52:27 PM EDT
A five gallon water bottle is about $100 an inch, of mixed coins. At least that was my average.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 6:58:49 PM EDT
Use $25 of it for a damn membership!!

I never spend change. Just paper. All change goes into a jar and once a month is cashed in with our laundry room machines money. I get about $400 a month from my change and the machines.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:03:56 PM EDT
This is around 15 year's worth of pennies.



The silver stuff gets rolled/deposited twice a year. Usually beween 2-300 dollars each time.

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:06:57 PM EDT
I let my kid donate the change jug(5 gal water bottle as OP's)..was about a third full. I had the kid dump it out and remove the dollar coins and quarters..donate the rest....pennys nickles dimes...was over $400!

The school called the kid into the office..and called me...for whatever reason?..Guess they were not use to one kid donating so much money.

I would bet that a full five gallon bottle full of money is well over $1000...bunches of quarters..might be $2000 or better
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:09:18 PM EDT

Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:10:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rafey:
um, spare change and coinage?


Yep, same here. A guy I work with was telling me he took his loose change to the bank and they put in the coin counter/sorter with no problem, he had a couple hundred bucks.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:16:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mugsy:
Let me know how much is in there when you count it.
I have a glass water cooler jug and have been moving the excess into glass jars for months now, to make more room.
I would love to know how much I have - approx...


I want to top it off first before I cash it in.

Might be another month (or less), before I reach that point.

I'll probably have to use a Sawz-All to crack it open.

For those saying to check for silver... there's very little (if any), since I usually checked the change before I tossed it in the jug; even then it was fairly rare that I came across any silver dimes or quarters.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:17:51 PM EDT
The Amegy bank that I go to has a machine in the lobby that gives you a receipt.  It also kicks out any non uniform coins (silver included) .  Once gallon coffee jar with plenty of quarters ends up being about three hundred dollars.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:20:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LoginName:
5- 6 years... 176 lbs worth (I thought I was going to throw my lower back out putting it on  the scale).

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins2.jpg

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee179/arfcom556/coins1-1.jpg

I have no idea how much is in there.

Last time I filled a jug that big it came out to over $1,000.00.

Biggest hassle is going to be cashing it all in.

The "CoinStar" machines charge 9%-10%.

The only thing I'll use those for is cashing in pennies (not worth the hassle rolling).

Banks stopped sorting customers coins eons ago, so rolling them myself is pretty much the only option


Wells fargo has free coin changers. I'm sure most banks do..
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:22:27 PM EDT
Also this is why I hate using cash. All that money lost/not in your bank account.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:24:53 PM EDT
I used 4-1 gallon Sonic maraschino cherry jars.  One for each type of coin.  Most of them about 3/4 full came out to about 600 dollars.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:34:39 PM EDT
You better go over that with a silver magnet
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 7:49:01 PM EDT
I bought my last two rifles (SGL-21 and SLR-106) with the change I had been collecting over 6 years.  About $1300 worth of change.  My bank doesn't charge me to cash it in, either.
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