I Just Deposited a Motherload of Loose Change + a Coin Sorter Review

by Marcy on April 30, 2015 · 2 comments

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Manual Coin Sorter Review

I have a somewhat embarrassing confession to make. Today I deposited over $450 worth of rolled coins in to my bank account (yes, pennies really do add up!). Now, don’t get me wrong – I am extremely happy that we have a healthy little fund to pay for our spring/summer landscaping, gardening, flowers and some other small projects. But…WOW! That is a lot of coins to have laying around. I’ll admit that it made me feel kind of hoarder-ish when I realized how much our final total was.

I’m not sharing this story with you to embarrass myself or to brag. I’m writing this post to say that we did not hand roll or count all of those coins ourselves, and we decided not to take them to a coin sorting machine because we didn’t want to pay to use the machine (we wanted cash – not a gift card). Sooo, we searched on Amazon and decided to purchase this Royal Sovereign Sort ‘N Save Manual Coin Sorter.

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We read the reviews, but ultimately decided to make the purchase after watching the video review. For the price, we felt that this coin sorter would be a good option for us. I also opted to buy the Royal Sovereign Assorted Coin Preformed Wrappers (216 Count), however most banks will give you wrappers for free. (I found that out today when I made my deposit)! Simply place the paper wrappers inside the plastic tubes included with the coin sorter, fill to the top and remove. Fold over the tops of the paper rolls and you are done!

The Royal Sovereign Manual Coin Sorter was extremely easy to use. Occasionally the machine would jam, but if you slowly turn the lever backwards, the issue resolves itself and you are back to sorting. We were able to sort our LARGE amount of coins in one evening. I don’t think that it took much more than an hour. My daughters actually took turns helping, they thought it was fun!

Overall, I am very happy with this purchase, and I’m hopeful that we won’t let our coin sorting/depositing go so long next time! We have no more excuses because this coin sorter made the job so easy. And at less than $35 total, this investment more than paid for itself.

I am storing the coin sorter and wrappers in the original box on a shelf in my garage for future use. If you are in the market for a coin sorter, be sure to check this one out!

How often do you roll and deposit your loose change? What method do you use to accomplish this? Do you have a cool way to store your loose change until it is ready to be rolled? I would love to hear!

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1 Camiele April 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM

You know, most large banks will let you bring in a sack of coins to deposit. They have coin sorters there. The teller will just dump the bag into it, and it’ll sort them out and tell you how much is in there. You then deposit it into your account. They do not charge for this service either. You do have to wait for it to finish sorting – a small price to pay…

2 bonnie April 30, 2015 at 5:54 PM

I take our jar to the bank and they put it through their counting machine.

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