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How Do I Choose the Best Coin Organizer?

People usually collect coins in a jar or other container.
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Choosing the best coin organizer is a matter of deciding what factors are important for your purposes and the budget you have for the device. A basic coin organizer is usually fairly inexpensive, but deluxe models intended for daily or commercial use can get expensive. The process of picking the best coin organizer for your needs should not be complicated, but it will likely require taking a few minutes to examine the various options out there.

Coin organizers can be either manual or electronic. The manual versions vary a good bit but primarily require the user to drop the coins into a pre-determined slot based on the type of coin. Some of these organizers have markers for counting the coins. When using electronic coin counters, the user simply puts the coins in one slot and the coin sorter will both separate the coins and keep count of them.

Another thing to consider about coin organizers is whether you want the coin organizer to have a way to roll the coins. Some organizers have long containers that hold enough coins to roll. Many of these containers will mark a point at which your collection of coins will fill a coin wrapper. Others allow the user to put a coin wrapper into the organizer so coins can be removed already rolled.

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The basic coin organizer comes in two shapes. The first, and most common, shape is flat and long. The coins go in separate spots, divided by type, and the cylinders typically hold from 20 to 30 of each type of coin. These organizers work well for someone who wants to collect change and then turn it in for cash or deposit at a bank.

Others may opt for a smaller, cup-shaped coin organizer. These organizers are intended more for people who just want to collect their loose change for convenient use at a later. A cup-shaped organizer usually will fit into a car’s cup holder. You just slip the coins into the slots and then pull them out when needed. This type of coin organizer typically holds less than 10 of each type of coin.

Most coin organizers are made of plastic, which makes them inexpensive and versatile. If you look around, though, you can find some metal options. These models will be most costly but will have a nicer appearance. Either way, a good coin organizer should last for many years.

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