coins http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9334/all en-US 6 Reasons You Should Still Go to the Bank http://www.wisebread.com/6-reasons-you-should-still-go-to-the-bank <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-reasons-you-should-still-go-to-the-bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/woman_working_professional_000051525584.jpg" alt="Woman finding reasons to still go to the bank" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Did your bank close your local branch? It wouldn't be surprising. According to a report from SNL Financial, banks closed 1,614 U.S. branches in 2015. JPMorgan Chase &amp; Co. led the way, closing 195 branches, while PNC closed 94 and Bank of America Corp. 88 last year.</p> <p>The reasons are obvious: Most customers rarely need to enter a bank branch. Employees' paychecks are often direct-deposited to their banks. Customers today make deposits through their smartphones. And they pay their bills online.</p> <p>But that doesn't mean there aren't times when actually visiting a bank in person makes sense. When should you tuck away your smartphone and step into your local branch?</p> <h2>1. You're Applying for a Mortgage</h2> <p>Sure, you can <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-credit-mistakes-that-could-hurt-your-mortgage-application" target="_blank">apply for a mortgage</a> online with many financial institutions. And you don't have to even take out a mortgage with your local branch. But if you like your bank, you might want to at least talk to a loan officer at your local branch about a mortgage.</p> <p>A mortgage is a big financial commitment. Sometimes you want to talk to a financial professional in person for advice and recommendations. Again, you don't have to turn to your local bank for this advice; you can work with any mortgage lender licensed to do business in your state. But your bank might offer competitive rates and lower closing costs. You won't know until you contact them.</p> <h2>2. You're Ready to Buy a Car</h2> <p>It's good financial sense to have financing in place before you shop for a new car. You might still take the financing offered by your auto dealer, but coming into the dealership pre-approved for an auto loan provides you with a back-up if you don't like your dealer's terms. It might also save you money; dealers might lower your interest rate to persuade you to take out a loan with them instead of with a different financial institution.</p> <p>Your bank certainly offers auto loans. If the rate it is offering is a good one, it might make sense to visit your local branch to talk through your auto-financing options.</p> <h2>3. You Need a Money Order</h2> <p>It's true that you can get a money order from several outlets, including credit unions, the U.S. Post Office, and many retailers. But you can also get them from your local bank branch. And if your branch is conveniently located, charges reasonable fees and is likely to be less crowded, why not get a money order from there?</p> <h2>4. You Need a Notary</h2> <p>Finding a notary is hardly a challenging task these days: Your local public library might even have one on staff. The odds are high, too, that your local bank branch offers a notary service. Most won't even charge to have a notary sign your documents. Again, if your bank is located a short drive from your home and is likely to offer quick service, visiting your branch for the services of a notary public could save you time.</p> <h2>5. You Need a Specific Type of Change</h2> <p>Maybe you're holding a yard sale and you need tons of singles. A good place to get change in specific denominations? Your local bank. Banks are happy to turn your large bills into smaller ones. And your teller won't flinch no matter how specific you get with how many $1s, $5s and $10s you need.</p> <h2>6. You're Ready to Empty That Coffee Can of Pennies</h2> <p>Got a jug stuffed with pennies, dimes, and nickels at home? Your bank will be happy to convert that change to dollars. Yes, you can go to your nearest Coinstar machine to do the same thing. But Coinstar charges a fee. Your local bank branch, if you are a customer, might not.</p> <p><em>Do you still pay regular visits to your bank?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dan-rafter">Dan Rafter</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-reasons-you-should-still-go-to-the-bank">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/refinance-these-4-common-debts-before-year-ends">Refinance These 4 Common Debts Before Year Ends</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-ways-to-count-and-cash-in-your-change">Best Ways to Count (and Cash in) Your Change</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-personal-finance-calculators-everyone-should-use">15 Personal Finance Calculators Everyone Should Use</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-surprising-things-lenders-check-besides-your-credit-score">4 Surprising Things Lenders Check Besides Your Credit Score</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/six-options-if-youre-underwater-on-your-mortgage">6 Options if You&#039;re Underwater on Your Mortgage</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Banking car loans change coins going to the bank money order mortgages notary Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:06 +0000 Dan Rafter 1703946 at http://www.wisebread.com You Won't Believe How Much These 10 Rare Coins Are Worth http://www.wisebread.com/you-wont-believe-how-much-these-10-rare-coins-are-worth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/you-wont-believe-how-much-these-10-rare-coins-are-worth" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cash-jar-4985478-small.jpg" alt="coins" title="coins" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Coin collecting can be a nice little hobby or a major investment. Some people devote their lives, and their wealth, to investing in these coins that can fetch millions of dollars at auction. And while this is almost certainly out of the realm of possibility for most of us, the idea of one day coming across a rare coin by chance is a tantalizing prospect. What if? (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-a-piggy-bank?ref=seealso">How to Make a Piggy Bank</a>)</p> <p>Here, then, are 10 of the most valuable coins in the world. If you find one, it's almost certainly a fake&hellip;but, you never know!</p> <h2><img width="180" height="174" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/brasherdoubloon.jpg" alt="" />1. The Brasher Doubloon</h2> <p>A very rare, privately minted American coin, the Brasher Doubloon was issued on and after 1787. Named after Ephraim Brasher, the talented goldsmith who created the coin, it was the first gold coin made for the United States. Small, bearing an eagle and the words E Pluribus Unum, it's very rare and very valuable. In January of 2005, a <a href="http://coins.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=360&amp;lotNo=30016&amp;type=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brasher_Doubloon&amp;short=360*30016">Brasher Double EB Wing</a> sold for $2,415,000. Other variations have sold for around $700,000, to over $7.4 million!</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/flowinghair.png" alt="" />2. The Flowing Hair Dollar</h2> <p>Minted between 1794 and 1795, the flowing hair dollar was the very first dollar coin issued by the United States Federal Government. On one side, lady Liberty is pictured, her hair flowing like the description. On the rear, an eagle and the words United States of America. Just last year in January, <a href="http://coins.about.com/b/2013/01/25/1794-silver-dollar-is-the-worlds-most-valuable-coin.htm">a 1794 coin was sold for $10,016,875</a>.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/doubleeagle.jpg" alt="" />3. The 1933 Double Eagle</h2> <p>It's a mistake to think that all of the most valuable coins are hundreds of years old. The Saint-Gaudens double eagle was minted just 81 years ago, and yet it remains one of the most prized coins for any wealthy collector. Only 445,500 of these coins were made, but never issued, and most were melted down after the discontinuation of the gold standard. That makes these coins extremely rare, and thus, highly desirable. Featuring lady Liberty and 1933 on one side, and an eagle with the words &quot;United States of America Twenty Dollars &mdash; In God We Trust&quot; on the reverse, this coin is worth a fortune. <a href="http://coins.about.com/od/famousrarecoinprofiles/p/1933_Gold_Eagle.htm">In 2002, one such coin sold for $7,590,020.</a> Not bad for $20.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="178" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/silverdollar.PNG" alt="" />4. The 1804 Silver Dollar</h2> <p>Also known as the Bowed Liberty Dollar, this is another extremely rare coin. In fact, only 15 are known to exist, ranging from Class I to Class III, and all have been accounted for. So if you ever see one of these 1804 Silver Dollars on your travels, be warned&hellip;it's fake. On one side is a Liberty head and 1804, on the reverse an eagle, shield, and &quot;United States of America &mdash; E Pluribus Unum.&quot; On August 20, 2013, <a href="http://www.ha.com/heritage-auctions-press-releases-and-news/-king-of-coins-1804-silver-dollar-sells-for-more-than-3.8-million-at-heritage-auctions.s?releaseId=2404">one of these coins sold for $3,877,500 at auction</a>.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/edward3florin.jpg" alt="" />5. The Edward III Florin</h2> <p>The first English coin on the list is yet another exceptionally rare find. And it's old, medieval in fact, <a href="http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/dept/coins/exhibitions/CoinOfTheMoment/doubleleopard/">dating back to 1344</a>. Only three of these coins are known to exist, and their original face value was just six shillings (<a href="http://www.pomian.demon.co.uk/coin.htm">72 pence</a>). But despite their age and scarcity, they are not in the same league as the American coins mentioned previously. In June of 2006, <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/5130666.stm">one of these coins sold for &pound;460,000</a> (over $1 million today), breaking all previous records for a British coin.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="175" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/libertyhead.png" alt="" />6. The 1913 Liberty Head Nickel</h2> <p>This is the Holy Grail of coins, and yet it's just a little nickel. It was the very first coin to <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20070505183358/http://jeffersoncoinandbullion.com/article33.shtml">fetch over $1 million at auction</a>, and it is rumored that a Liberty Head nickel in perfect condition could fetch over $20,000,000 at auction. However, only five are known to exist in the world, two in museums and three in private collections. That does not mean there isn't a perfect coin out there, somewhere. Get your metal detectors out. If you find a coin <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1913_Eliasberg_Liberty_Head_Nickel.png">that looks like this</a>, take a deep breath and guard it well.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/halfeagle.jpg" alt="" />7. The 1822 Half Eagle</h2> <p>Only three of these 1822 $5 coins are known to exist in the world, from an original production number of almost 18,000. No doubt the gold was melted down and sold off in other forms. Two of the three coins are housed within the Smithsonian, <a href="http://www.anacs.com/(A(Urhnbrt0zwEkAAAANjgwZTM2OTQtZTRlYS00ZDllLWJlNzQtYTZlNTNmZDRkNmVhcEUks-gmX6HLqmC25bhwxFIE9_o1))/contentPages/ShowArticle.aspx?ID=17&amp;AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1">and the third was last sold at auction for $687,500</a> way back in 1982. If that coin were to reappear on the auction market today, it could fetch upwards of $5 million.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="183" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/elizabeth2million.jpg" alt="" />8. The 2007 Queen Elizabeth II</h2> <p>Less than 10 years old? Why is it in the top 10 list? Well, this is not a coin you could accidentally lose down the side of the sofa or through a hole in your pocket. <a href="http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/about-the-mint/million-dollar-coin-1600006#.U3qh1a1dVIU">This is 100kg (220lbs) of 99999 pure gold</a> bullion in one coin, giving it a face value in 2007 of a cool $1 million. You could purchase one of these from the Royal Canadian Mint, and five people actually had one made. In 2010, just three years later, one of these monstrous coins <a href="http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2010/06/26/giant_gold_coin_sold_for_4_million/">sold for over $4 million at auction</a>.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/holeydollar.gif" alt="" />9. The 1813 Holey Dollar</h2> <p>One of Australia's very first coins, the rare &quot;<a href="http://www.coinworks.com.au/1813-Holey-Dollar-and-Dump.html">Holey Dollar&quot;</a> was created from a Spanish silver dollar in a process that made two coins from one. The larger coin with the hole in it had a value of five shillings, and the smaller coin punched out of the dollar was worth fifteen pence. They were withdrawn from circulation in 1826, and most were melted down and sold off as bullion silver. Butsome survived and are making it to auction. In 2013, <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/money/investing/valuable-hole-in-your-pocket-20130409-2hhu5.html">a Holey Dollar sold for $495,000 at auction</a>. If you should ever find one on your travels in Australia, hold on to it tight.</p> <h2><img width="180" height="180" align="right" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/onecentcopper.png" alt="" />10. The 1793 One-Cent Copper Coin</h2> <p>The date should be a clue to the value of this coin. A newly-independent United States of America began minting its own currency that year, and this little one-cent copper coin was one of the first coins in production. In January of 2012 the penny <a href="http://www.ibtimes.com/rare-1793-penny-sold-record-138-million-us-auction-392558">sold at auction for $1.38 million dollars</a>. Now that's a penny worth looking out for.</p> <p><em>What's the most precious coin in your collection (sentimental value counts, too!)? Please share in comments.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-wont-believe-how-much-these-10-rare-coins-are-worth">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-celebrities-with-shockingly-low-net-worths">6 Celebrities With Shockingly Low Net Worths</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-dumb-places-you-re-leaving-your-money">6 Dumb Places You’re Leaving Your Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dissecting-gift-guilt-when-does-receiving-a-gift-make-you-feel-bad">Dissecting &quot;Gift Guilt&quot; - When Does Receiving a Gift Make You Feel Bad?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-reasons-youre-bad-at-money-and-how-to-fix-it-asap">8 Reasons You&#039;re Bad at Money — And How to Fix It ASAP</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-federal-minimum-wage-increases-this-week-are-you-getting-a-pay-raise">The Federal Minimum Wage Increases This Week - Are You Getting a Pay Raise?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance coins collectibles money weird money facts Tue, 03 Jun 2014 08:00:26 +0000 Paul Michael 1141294 at http://www.wisebread.com How Cleaning Your Wallet Benefits You Financially http://www.wisebread.com/how-cleaning-your-wallet-benefits-you-financially <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-cleaning-your-wallet-benefits-you-financially" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/costanza.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It is not quite time for spring cleaning, but if you are a slightly disorganized person like me you may benefit financially by cleaning your wallet or purse.</p> <h3>Use Unspent Gift Cards</h3> <p>My husband was the first to clean his wallet since his wallet was getting extremely thick from the myriad of cards and receipts he keeps. After laying everything out he found that he had several gift cards with a positive balance on them. The gift cards totaled to almost $70 and he used them immediately to treat himself. I always encourage him to use gift cards as soon as possible so that the card values do not get deflated.</p> <h3>Lighten the Weight of Coins</h3> <p>When I cleaned my purse I found a bunch of receipts, and also a fairly large pile of coins. I routinely throw coins into my purse and it simply gets heavier and heavier. I am not sure how much money it came out to be, but it certainly lightened my purse quite a bit and it is now easier to carry.</p> <h3>Dispose of Expired and Unused Credit Cards</h3> <p>Both my husband and I cleaned out expired credit cards and ATM cards. This definitely reduces the confusion when we are searching for our credit and ATM cards and saves some time.</p> <h3>Organize for Taxes</h3> <p>If you have receipts in your wallet that need to be kept for filing your taxes, then it is a good idea to sort them out before they are lost. Receipts are also useful for flexible spending accounts.</p> <p>The bottom line is that it is definitely a good idea to keep your physical wallet or purse organized so that you do not have to clean out a bunch of junk. If your purse gets cluttered as quickly as mine, it is probably best to clean it on a routine schedule. That way you will avoid carrying around trash and use your money more efficiently.</p> <p>What was the best thing you found while cleaning your wallet?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-cleaning-your-wallet-benefits-you-financially">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/you-wont-believe-how-much-these-10-rare-coins-are-worth">You Won&#039;t Believe How Much These 10 Rare Coins Are Worth</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/could-trump-bring-higher-interest-rates-and-inflation-consider-these-money-moves">Could Trump Bring Higher Interest Rates and Inflation? Consider These Money Moves</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-decide-if-its-a-fund-worthy-emergency">8 Ways to Decide if It&#039;s a &quot;Fund-Worthy&quot; Emergency</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-smart-ways-to-use-garage-space">6 Smart Ways to Use Garage Space</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-get-a-promotion">8 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Get a Promotion</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance cleaning coins wallet Fri, 15 Jan 2010 15:00:04 +0000 Xin Lu 4621 at http://www.wisebread.com Making Change Count http://www.wisebread.com/making-change-count <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/making-change-count" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/quarter.jpg" alt="quarter on counter" title="quarter on counter" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="240" height="180" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I brought a bag filled with quarters to pay for my meal at an Italian restaurant recently. I’ve been taking an informal survey of merchants to see who welcomes my coins. Having received a cool reception from the cashier at a gas/convenience store, I modified my coin-paying technique; now I carry quarters in a plastic bag separate from dimes, nickels, and pennies to accelerate sales transactions. When I showed my bag to the restaurant cashier (also the hostess, waitress, and owner’s wife), I was amused and surprised at her gesture. </p> <p>She reached down and produced a stash of her own, all quarters in a plastic bag, just like mine. Apparently, her husband brings coins home but never, ever uses them. She described her attempts to corral them in one jar but loose change seemed to be wherever he emptied his pockets. Like me, she realized that most of the worth of the coins was in the quarters and they are easily counted and distributed, so they were bagged and stored for use in the very near future. I commiserated with her and then paid with my quarters. </p> <p>Someone might say that a restaurant or store has to take coins but that’s not true: <a href="http://www.moneyfactory.gov/document.cfm/18/110" title="http://www.moneyfactory.gov/document.cfm/18/110">a merchant can set the guidelines for methods of payment</a> (it is helpful, though, if these guidelines are equally applied to all patrons). </p> <p>Here are the best places that I’ve found to use coins: </p> <ul> <li>Restaurants with heavy lunch business (they are often thrilled to replenish their quarter supply)</li> <li>Vending machines, especially for snacks and stamps</li> <li>Guest fees at pools and fitness centers</li> <li>Bus fare</li> <li>Parking fees </li> <li>Tip jars (or add-ons to currency tips) </li> <li>Take a penny, give a penny containers</li> <li>Automated car washes</li> <li>Yard sales, bake sales, and <a href="http://parentingsquad.com/childrens-consignment-sale-clears-closet-yields-cash" title="http://parentingsquad.com/childrens-consignment-sale-clears-closet-yields-cash">children’s clothing consignment sales</a></li> <li>Self-service cashier stations at some grocery stores and home improvement stores (pay with coins first and then you can pay the balance with currency or a credit/debit card; if you go to the store at non-peak hours, then you won’t back up the line) </li> </ul> <p>What about the bank or <a href="http://www.coinstar.com/us/html/a-home" title="http://www.coinstar.com/us/html/a-home">Coinstar</a>? Many banks want you to roll your own (coins), make a deposit, and then let you know if their count equaled yours, at which time your account will be credited. Coinstar gives immediate feedback on the value of your coins but charges a fee unless you convert your money to a gift card or eCertificate. I learned yesterday, however, that my savings and loan does not charge its customers for coin counting. I’ll be hauling my stash via Tupperware or <a href="/garbage-into-gold-great-ways-to-recycle-old-containers" title="http://www.wisebread.com/garbage-into-gold-great-ways-to-recycle-old-containers">some other container</a> there soon. </p> <p>Do you have any great ideas for dealing with coins? Share them here.  </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/julie-rains">Julie Rains</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/making-change-count">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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