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Do Canadian Banks Still Accept 50 Cent Coins

 
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 Posted 11/12/2022  05:45 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add itsme239 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm very curious on this topic as I've always wondered what happens to these coins when people try to turn them in. they aren't UNNACEPTABLE from most businesses per se but I still wonder what happens to coins that are uncirculated but not un-usable
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 Posted 11/12/2022  05:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
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 Posted 11/12/2022  06:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The increasing frequency with which some businesses refuse to work with cash is odd. I mean, I get it, but the service charges associated with credit cards surely add up. And more to the point, any coins or bills produced by the mint are legal tender everywhere in the country. I don't really understand the reasoning behind not taking them.
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 Posted 11/12/2022  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add okiecoiner to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stores won't take them because they've never seen one, same with nickel dollars. I get a $250 bag of mostly UNC nickel dollars and 50 cent pieces at the beginning of every golf season. They are strictly used for tips to the cart girls or patio people for beer tips ... they absolutely love them, though at first they don't know what they are. Some who have worked at the club for 4-5 years have scores of them and they compare dates and trade. Banks take them no problem.
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 Posted 11/12/2022  07:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Canadian Banks absolutely accept all legal tender, including 50C pieces.
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 Posted 11/12/2022  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I take $1 and $.50 cent coins to the bank all the time. I do try and take them ($1 to $2 hundred) to a bank that is in another town 4 hours away so that I don't get them back when looking for new ones.
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 Posted 11/12/2022  09:09 am  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Our Chartered Bank takes them for deposit no questions .
Our Credit Union , not a chance . After checking into it
they are under no obligation to accept them either .
We don't like handling them when we buy collections
and either pass and tell the seller to bank them or for the
AGRO pay 80 per cent of face and accumulate then til
there is enough to spend 10 dollars a gallon to go to the bank .
Strictly speaking they are an absolute pain to deal with .
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 Posted 11/12/2022  10:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Hounddog Bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I put a bunch in 2X2's this hallowe'en and gave them out instead of candy, they get plenty of candy by the look of their bags.

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 Posted 11/12/2022  11:46 am  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I put a bunch in 2X2's this hallowe'en and gave them out instead of candy, they get plenty of candy by the look of their bags.


Bill, I absolutely love that! Sowing the seeds for a new generation of collectors.
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 Posted 11/12/2022  3:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Notatzaddik to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This reminded me that about 15 years ago my wife went into the US Mint store in DC to buy some rolls of new nickels. She went to pay with Sacagawea dollar coins and they refused. She asked for a supervisor and kindly explained that you made them, you take them--they finally did. Unbelievable but true.
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 Posted 11/13/2022  02:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cdngmt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the 2 denominations have not been demonetized so they valid tender...but no bank or merchant technically has to accept any tendered currency.
That said the biggest problem is that most tellers are not aware that there are 50 cent coins or nickel dollar coins
Also here I have not had difficulty depositing or cashing those coins (although I tend to buy them far more often than sell them ) but I am known to tellers and managers where I bank
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 Posted 11/13/2022  07:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add loonielewy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hounddog Bill, what a great idea, cudo's. Hope you don't get tooo many kids.
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 Posted 11/13/2022  6:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Cdncoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
CIBC will not take nickel dollars or halves.
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 Posted 11/21/2022  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jeffbuckes to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You can also try swapping them on Numista.com

I find that they're very popular with other collectors
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