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Went into my local Publix Grocery after work yesterday, and next to the lottery machines was a coin machine. Not a Coinstar, cant remember the name. Had $.11 in the reject tray.
 

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sweet i always check out the coini sorter s reject trays
 

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When I was a kid I always checked the the coin returns on all the pay phones I walked or road my bike past. Every now and then there'd be that quarter or dime left behind.
 

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..: NICE RECOVERIES sphillips :..
Our Weis Market "replaced" the CoinStar with their own machine as well.
Here is my CoinStar Surfing Log!
 
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Cant count the number of times I have been in that store and never noticed it.
 

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I haven't had much luck with the Coin Conversion machines at Publix. I found a clad quarter once and a couple of Canadian coins once, and that's been it. People used to be able to buy the coin bags inside (sorted by denomination) until the company put a stop to that.
 
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I haven't had much luck with the Coin Conversion machines at Publix. I found a clad quarter once and a couple of Canadian coins once, and that's been it. People used to be able to buy the coin bags inside (sorted by denomination) until the company put a stop to that.

Too bad about buying bags, can you do that with coin star machines?
 

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Too bad about buying bags, can you do that with coin star machines?

No, unfortunately. All the machines are owned by Coinstar/Outerwall, and the entire metal bin goes back to the company for sorting. Store managers have keys and can open the machine if needed, but the company won't sell to us.
 
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Hit the Publix Coin Conversion machine after work, 24cents, an israeli coin, and what appears to be an israeli token, but not sure:
 

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Anyone have an idea what the token(?) is in my pic?

It's a zipper tab or similar adornment, probably from a winter jacket. I've found several of these. The first time I saw one, I thought it might be an ancient coin.
 
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It's a zipper tab or similar adornment, probably from a winter jacket. I've found several of these. The first time I saw one, I thought it might be an ancient coin.

Never thought about that, no hole to attach, but probably worn off, sides very smooth
 

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