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Taking your coins to the bank -- what's your story?

Taking your coins to the bank -- what's your story?

Old Dec 31, 10, 6:53 pm
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Taking your coins to the bank -- what's your story?

Initially I was nervous taking my coins to the bank. I've never taken more than $2k at a time, and I have been using several banks to make my deposits.

Tellers inevitably ask, "where did you get all of these?" Feeling the need to come up with an explanation, I typically say, "I have a client who pays for his account with these. Must be a coin collector or something..."
...
"Oh Yeah? What do you do?"
"I'm in sales."
...

But lately I've been just saying I'm a pirate


What about the rest of you: What is the largest amount of coins you'll deposit in a bank on a regular basis, and what is your story/explanation to the curious/nosy tellers?


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Old Dec 31, 10, 7:06 pm
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Old Dec 31, 10, 7:35 pm
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I think you will find a majority if not all members on this board distribute every last coin! The only time I take mine to the bank is when I need to go out of town and can't distribute them all. For security! Then when I come back I pick them back up... that is.. if people that go to my bank don't snatch them all up! ^
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Old Dec 31, 10, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
I think you will find a majority if not all members on this board distribute every last coin! The only time I take mine to the bank is when I need to go out of town and can't distribute them all. For security! Then when I come back I pick them back up... that is.. if people that go to my bank don't snatch them all up! ^
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Old Dec 31, 10, 7:58 pm
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My local credit union has a free coin counter I hope they take these I'm going to try tomorrow
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Old Dec 31, 10, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by cagalindo View Post
My local credit union has a free coin counter I hope they take these I'm going to try tomorrow
Don't you know these are collector's items?? There is a reason no one wants to distribute them, they want to keep them all to themselves!
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Old Dec 31, 10, 8:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrophsx View Post
Don't you know these are collector's items?? There is a reason no one wants to distribute them, they want to keep them all to themselves!
These collector's items aren't worth anything when anyone can be a collector.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 8:08 pm
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How do you get miles by taking your coins to the bank?
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Old Dec 31, 10, 8:36 pm
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You get the miles when You buy them from the mint for face value. There is a thread on this subject
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Old Dec 31, 10, 8:43 pm
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Hopefully a moderator will be along to merge this with existing megathread if it's not about getting miles when you take your coins to the bank.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 9:19 pm
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We all use them in place of bills for change in our businesses. Also I use tons of them for tolls and Taco Bell.
If I could only buy $2 bills I would use them for change in our store too.
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Old Dec 31, 10, 11:57 pm
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Originally Posted by JudyJFLA View Post
If I could only buy $2 bills I would use them for change in our store too.
Judy $2 bills were so 2010! I was bringing in backpacks full of them in to deposit. A lot less stress on my back. I miss Bing cashback

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Old Jan 1, 11, 3:20 am
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I could never get them cheap enough with bing since the sellers jacked up the prices. Now they are out of sight!

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Old Jan 1, 11, 1:12 pm
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Originally Posted by JudyJFLA View Post
I could never get them cheap enough with bing since the sellers jacked up the prices. Now they are out of sight!

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I have a couple that a I holding onto will probably put them in a glass case soon.
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Old Jan 1, 11, 1:18 pm
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My grocery store (WinCo) doesn't accept credit cards, so I use spend them there.
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