Jan 22, 2013, 11:20 PM
What do you guys do with your canadian coins. I've built up a little stash of them and would like to cash them in but my bank won't take them. Any ideas?
Jan 22, 2013, 11:57 PM
Check with another bank. I normally search a small city and there are 5 or 6 that have the foreign currency exchange signs on their front doors. I am sure that even in the smallest town, there is at least one that will exchange it.
Modest Goals for 2013
1/1 40% Ikes
73/100 40%er halves
10/20 90%er halves
0/30 war nickels
Jan 23, 2013, 12:57 AM
How far from canada are you?
I'm about 60 miles away and we get it all the time in our every day change. I spend it at a store like its american.
Jan 23, 2013, 01:02 AM
About 200 miles. I don't have nearly enough to make that trip worthwhile!! We don't get alot here. The 2 local banks won't accept it, so stores try not to accept it either.
Jan 23, 2013, 01:38 AM
shouldn't matter. Anything up to a quarter canadian spends exactly like an american one. If you have a lot of toonies or loonies, (ie 2 dollar and 1 dollar coins) then you definitely will have to go to a currency exchange. As for canadian pennies, save them because they are 99% copper and now that canada is melting them down, I think you can also, or at least sell them for copper prices. Check your stash for pre 1964ish (forgot the dates exactly) because quarters and dimes can be 50 to 80% silver and silver in any language is a good thing. Check coinflation.com for exact dates.
Jan 23, 2013, 06:14 AM
I just use the coins when I go to Canada. I don't use the money to finance my trip, but just use them on vacation/visiting family. I live 7 hours from Canada. If you don't like that option, mail them to Samsom Coin Exchange (Google them).
Last edited by sagittarius98; Jan 23, 2013 at 06:17 AM.
1/100 of an American dollar is a cent. It is NOT a penny. The word penny is used by several other countries, such as Great Britain, to denote their smallest denomination. In order to be numismatically correct, you must use the term cent to describe the American coin.
Jan 23, 2013, 07:08 AM
Skeeterd, I spend it at the local stores.
I get change back from them in Canadian so you bet I'm going to give it back to them when the opportunity arises.
Jan 23, 2013, 07:48 AM
I know Canadian quarters work in the newspaper machines. Also j.p. Morgan/chase bank takes em here even exchange in Michigan
~2013~ CRH GOALS
8/12 Buffalo Nickels
13/16 War nickels
0/1 Indian Head
1/1 Silver dime (american)
1/4 Troy ounce rounds (bought)
Jan 23, 2013, 09:07 AM
Yes, I have almost $100 FV in canadian. Hoping to find an exchange.
Jan 23, 2013, 09:54 AM
I've got $22 worth. I've already checked for silver, but didn't know the pennies were copper. I'll pull them out too. I only have two banks in my small town and they exchange currency but not coins. (I'm not sure why). Theres a bigger town about a eighty miles from here. Next time I'm there, I'll check the banks. Thanks for the advice!
Jan 23, 2013, 01:24 PM
IT COULD BE A VALUABLE PRIZE "YOU NEVER KNOW"
Yes i put all my Canadian coins in a jar and when i go to Canada i spend them...... And if i have any Canadian money left before i come back to the states. ...... I cash it in at a bank in Canada....
".. Let no one know what , when , or where ..'
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