Coinstar Silver Jackpot!

UnderMiner

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Hit triple-7's at the coinstar casino today! Read em' and weep boys (and ladies)!
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There were a couple more clad quarters but I spent them in the self-checkout lane before I took this last picture.

So total was:
6 clad quarters
4 silver quarters (2 1964 Philadelphia mint, 1 1964 Denver mint, 1 1963 Denver mint)
1 1987 Dominican Republic 25 Centavos
1 2006 Canadian Quarter
1 1981 1/2 Swiss Franc
 

villagenut

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I have never checked a coinstar machine but I am curious as to how silver is often in the rejects. I can see how that 84 quarter made it there but is it the weight of the silvers or what that makes them reject....just curious cause maybe i need to start checking. Nice score there btw
 

Sandog

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I have never checked a coinstar machine but I am curious as to how silver is often in the rejects. I can see how that 84 quarter made it there but is it the weight of the silvers or what that makes them reject....just curious cause maybe i need to start checking. Nice score there btw
Someone on here will surely know the answer to that question. They knew my steel pennies find was because they were attracted to a magnetic screening. Could a machine just have reached it's limit of quarters? That's hard to imagine, heh?
 

Junkironkid

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Someone has been in paw paws coin collection lol. Every time I check our coin Star it’s always empty. Keep an eye out on the change you get back also.
 

Back-of-the-boat

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I have never checked a coinstar machine but I am curious as to how silver is often in the rejects. I can see how that 84 quarter made it there but is it the weight of the silvers or what that makes them reject....just curious cause maybe i need to start checking. Nice score there btw
It's the weight that kicks them out.
 

srcdco

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Several years ago I was at Wal-Mart when the guy was repairing the Coinstar. I asked him about it and he explained exactly how it works. It checks the electro-magnetic signature of the coins and if they don't match our current coins, it rejects them. The drum spins around and the coins go into a narrow slot to be checked. Those that pass the check go into the internal bin, those that don't are dropped into the reject chute. If no coins go into the slot for a period of time, the drum stops and a trap door at the bottom opens and everything left in it drops into an internal reject cup. You don't get that back. Nothing larger than a half dollar will fit into the slot, so Eisenhower and older dollar coins go into the internal cup. He showed it to me and there were several Ike's in it, along with other trash. He wouldn't let me have, or buy, anything out of it. He said they empty it and the company sells whatever they can out of it and keeps the money, including coins, rings, etc. It was very interesting and informative.

Scott
 

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