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Coinstar Find- What's Up With People Dumping Foreign Coins In The Machine?

 
 
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 Posted 10/24/2019  7:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Thestranger to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did you find it in the discard slot? Or are you a worked that collects from inside the wonderous bins?

I walk by these machines and look in teh reject slot often. I have found a few wheats and a silver at least twice that did not make the cut. Kind of exciting to find.
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I asked the manager if I could look through the interior reject slot while she was working on the machine- There were a few wheat pennies, a ton of foreign coins, and one San Francisco minted 1943 steel penny
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 Posted 10/24/2019  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why dump them at coinstar? Well perhaps they haven't thought about all the other fun things to do with small foreign coins:

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I've found one of these in circulation before. Same size, shape, and color as a quarter. Most people don't look at their change.
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What's up with people dumping any kind of change at all?
We're a plastic society.
I'm one of the very few I see that uses cash daily, 100%.
Folks in front of me pay with either CC or EBT. Of course, the US is a melting pot of cultures so people may try to exchange their native coin in Coinstar. Did I mention that last January I found the reject cup overflowing with all silver quarters, dimes and half? Probably a once in a lifetime experience. I just got lucky.
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fistfulladirt, that is fantastic find.
I had something somewhat similar in a once in a lifetime thing at work with canadian silver dimes.
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Found this in a Coinstar reject slot today. It appears to be a 1920 French Indo-China 10 centime piece, pierced for use in jewelry. There is a big Hmong population here in Fresno and I know they have a tradition of using silver coins as decorations for clothing.

It claims to be 0.680 silver fineness, 2.7 grams total weight per the legend. My scale shows the weight to be just 1.85 grams so I presume it's a modern replica. Any thoughts? It does look like silver and has a nice "ring". It has a very slight attraction to a strong magnet. Any chance it actually contains silver?


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Just learned about the tissue test and then learned it doesn't work for all silver coins.
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The tissue test is problematic for heavily toned or very dirty silver coins. It relies on the higher reflectivity of silver compared to cupro-nickel.
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One of the coin machines that I tend to find stuff at is in a bank branch near a large University. I suspect that some college student brings in their big jar of change and just dumps it in, unaware that there might be any foreign coins in it.
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