Thread: Foreign coins
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:07 PM
OhioMike OhioMike is offline
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Default Re: Foreign coins

Are the coins the same size
Yes, and that is the problem. Individuals can't turn them in to The Fed anymore, and they are basically worthless since we can't use them in pop machines or anything (the weight is different and machines can recognize that). I try to use them at McDonald's or the gas station, etc., but then that creates the problem again. The coins get turned in to the bank usually in rolls, and someone like me walks in to get change only to find out later that there are "illegal coins". I must have over $3.00 in quarters alone that are just taking up space that I don't know what to do with. Most of my transactions are debit/credit.
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