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How To Choose The Best Coin Counter


Coin counters are one of the biggest timesaving products available today. Counting coins by hand is not only tedious, but it takes a very long time. Almost anyone can benefit from a coin counter. You will find these machines in banks, retail stores, churches, kiosks, home businesses and much more. There is a wide variety of coin counting machines available today. You will want to ask yourself the following questions before purchasing your own.

How many coins do you want to count per day?


The amount of coins you need to count is an important factor in determining which coin counter to go with. We carry entry-level coin counters capable of counting 220 coins a minute up to 2,000 plus a minute. Take into consideration how many coins you will need to count in the future. This will eliminate the need to upgrade to a bigger machine later down the road.

It is important to be aware that just because a machine states it will count up to a certain amount of coins per minute, it does not necessarily mean it can be run at that speed for 24 hours a day. You may want to find out what the duty cycle of the coin counter is. The duty cycle is the recommended amount of coins the counter can handle per day without burning out the motor.

What types of coins would you like to count?


Most coin counters can count pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters. Some are capable of counting dollar coins. We can get some coin counters with custom slots for Canadian coins, including Loonies and Toonies. We can also get coin counters with slots for a variety of tokens. Contact us at 1-800-543-5454 for more information on custom coin counters.

Would you like your counter to be able to sort?


Many people not only like a coin counter to count, but also want it to sort. Most coin counters will also sort coins, but not all of them. Be sure to check ahead of time to see whether or not the coin counter you want can sort as well (if needed). Coin Counters

Would you like your coin counter to roll or bag coins?


Many coin counters are capable of rolling or bagging coins with the help of certain attachments. That is ideal for many businesses and banks. Most coin counters that are capable of rolling coins into shotgun tubes use a special funnel to put the coins in the roll. Coin counters capable of bagging coins have attachments that can hold the individual bags.

Additional features that you may need.


Batch Counting - Many coin counters are capable of batch counting. While this isn’t needed by everyone, some businesses, such as banks, will need to batch count coins.

Capacity - Every coin counter is built to hold a certain capacity. Be sure the coin counter you’re looking at handles the capacity you need.

Display - Most coin counters can display total coins counted, separated by denomination, and total dollar value. If you need these features, be sure your coin counter has these display capabilities.