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  1. #1

    Jul 2005
    4

    Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Hello,
    I went to dump some halves at a coinstar machine and decided to throw in some halves (1936-D in AU, 1951-D in MS, and 1968-D in XF) with silver. While dumping about 100 dollars, I heard that something came back. I checked...all three coins were rejected! After a second try, they returned again. Anyway, I believe this is a nice indication that coinstar machines may be rejecting silver.


    Salutations.
    2006Solstice

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2010
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    and you tried this for what? To lose a few bucks??

  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2008
    Great Lakes State
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    silver surfing

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by blkcwbyhat
    and you tried this for what? To lose a few bucks??
    Survival of the fittest.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2010
    bounty hunter 1100
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Thats taking a chance but an interesting test

  5. #5
    us
    Mar 2008
    Michigan
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    It has been widely accepted that the coinstar machines reject silver, and many find silver just checking the return slot while just passing by. But I would never even risk a 40% to find out.

    Welcome to the wonderfull world of CRH.

    Mojo
    CRH Mojo "Thanks For buying American"

  6. #6
    us
    Apr 2010
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    I think that dimes would be a much cheaper way to test machine. I can tell you that the machines dont reject all the silver. I have gone through about 10 bags off coin machines and found silver in every one.

  7. #7

    Apr 2008
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by treeslayer
    I think that dimes would be a much cheaper way to test machine. I can tell you that the machines dont reject all the silver. I have gone through about 10 bags off coin machines and found silver in every one.
    The OP is referring to the Coinstar brand machines (like you see in supermarkets) I believe. It is often said that these will kick out all silver coins.

    The coin machines in your banks are most likely not Coinstar brand, and yes many of these machines do accept silver. I have learned this too by getting bags of the machines when I can.

    Some of the self-service machines will kick out silver dimes, in that I find them in the return slot at one of my dump banks sometimes. But that same machine does take silver halves of all types because before I made it my dump bank I used to buy off the machine and found silver halves.

    Jim
    R.I.P. Rich Hartford

  8. #8
    us
    Oct 2007
    East Tennessee
    263
    Coin Roll Hunting

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Yep! I once found a 1915 Barber dime in a Coinstar reject tray. It made my day!
    Silver? What silver??

  9. #9

    Jul 2005
    4

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Quote Originally Posted by treeslayer
    I can tell you that the machines dont reject all the silver. I have gone through about 10 bags off coin machines and found silver in every one.
    All electric machines may "malfunction". If an aforementioned machine rejects the majority of silver coinage, then wouldn't it be "undesirable" if it were not to do it?
    I've just found the location of two other Coinstar machines near my area, and next week, I plan to massively test them with silver. If the majority is rejected, then I will acknowledge your claim as invalid.
    Let's suppose that the mechanism doesn't consist in rejecting silver items, specifically. Well, I can come forth and obscure any genuine mechanism of rejection by simply placing the "difference" onto my side. In this case (excluding other factors), I throw in some silver coinage and the grand majority is rejected...therefore, the difference is on my side. (I recognize that my words are specified quite weakly, but they are just [adverb] to give a general idea.)

    I've bought bags from other coin counting machines and have found: toothpicks, a little screw, hair, a piece of wood, a braid, etcetera. However, is everything that finalizes in the bag considered "counted"? Besides, on planet Earth, security does not exist. Regardless of the location of a particular machine, numerous things may alter and filter something onto it.


    Cordial salutations.



    2006Solstice

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2010
    SJ, CA
    150

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Why in the world would you lose silver just to be right? For sure if you dump silver en masse into the coinstar machine you will lose some silver. So the question is, is it really worth it just to be right? Some of these people have been coin roll hunting for years so I'm sure they know their stuff.

  11. #11
    us
    Sep 2008
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    I've been wondering this for quite a long time. Thanks for doing the experiment. I've found 3 40% halves and 1 seated dime in the reject tray of the coinstar in my grocery store. So I assume that coinstar rejects silver coins but not 100% sure about it. I don't want to risk losing my silver coins especially a 90% half to just find out the fact. You have a very strong curiosity about how things work. Good for you! We Americans loves inventors and creators, even they do things sound silly in the begining.

  12. #12
    us
    Oct 2009
    mountain home Idaho
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    as the man said survival of the fittest
    Semper Fi

  13. #13
    us
    Feb 2010
    Dallas,GA
    Garrett Ace 250
    467

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Broken record here. Coin star machines reject worn coins. Silver coins are older and therefore often times more worn. The machines do in fact take silver coins that are not worn.
    2010 Totals
       1964 Ken 185 , 40% Ken 1605, Ben 48, WLH 17, Barber 1
    90% Proof 13, Proof 180, Other/Comm 13 , silver comm 2
         Merc 2, Roos 24, Canadian 1
          War Nickel 6, Silv Wash 7 Grand total 2010 silver keepers= 1911 keepers

  14. #14
    us
    Dec 2010
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    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Let's say the machine is rejecting 90% of the 90's,silver,or even 40's. Is it so hard to check them? Is it worth the loss of a potential key date?

  15. #15
    us
    May 2010
    Tennessee
    880
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Coinstar machines reject silver.

    Heck, it's his silver. If he wants to test it to see if it rejects gold, it's fine by me. On a side note, it really makes me wonder the IQ of people who do not have the sense to check the reject chute. Also, most of the people using coinstars are probably desperate for money, so why not take the time to roll the change and avoid fees? (Although they probably have trouble counting that high).
    Survival of the fittest (and smartest) indeed. Good experiment, Solstice

    HH,
    Legend

 

 
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