# Saving £1 coins...how many?

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OH has one of those tins to save £1 coins - the ones from BHS or the like, that look like a tin of beans with a slit in the top.

Anyway, he has been putting the odd coin in over the years but recently we have been sticking a lot more ££s in there because we (well, I!) want to open it and find out how much is in there and he won't do that till it's ful to the top.
Another thing is I keep trying to peep down the slit and it never seems to get any fuller than half full - very strange!

So I was just wondering if anyone had filled one and how much they hold?? (As I have no patience and the suspense is killing me! If it was my tin it would be opened and the few coins would be paid off my loan!!)

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You could always get several that are in your purse (if you're that lucky, lol ) and weigh them, then divide the weight of the tin by that figure to get a rough guide.

Psst did you know you can use a knife to slide coins out of slotted piggy banks? I mean in a dire emergency, natch.:D
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Bogof_Babe wrote:
You could always get several that are in your purse (if you're that lucky, lol ) and weigh them, then divide the weight of the tin by that figure to get a rough guide.

Lol...OH did suggest that - I was just hoping someone might know without having to exert my brainpower with the calculations!
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You could be sneaky...go to the bank, get £50 of £1 coins then fill the tin up so he has to empty it! If you've got any old euros or anything from holidays, stick them in too
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AndyR wrote:
You could be sneaky...go to the bank, get £50 of £1 coins then fill the tin up so he has to empty it! If you've got any old euros or anything from holidays, stick them in too

Oooh, naughty! But tempting! But I'd still rather know how much will be in when full of £1 coins - suppose will just have to step up the filling it campaign a bit more.
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What will you do with it when you empty it out, that's what I wanna know!
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As I have a completely one-track mind at the moment I want to pay it off debts (which is why I want it open, not sitting on a shelf!!).
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Can't you just insist? There's no point having all those pound coins sitting there when you are paying interest on debts. Tell him not to be so childish!
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OH has one of those tins to save £1 coins - the ones from BHS or the like, that look like a tin of beans with a slit in the top.

Anyway, he has been putting the odd coin in over the years but recently we have been sticking a lot more ££s in there because we (well, I!) want to open it and find out how much is in there and he won't do that till it's ful to the top.
Another thing is I keep trying to peep down the slit and it never seems to get any fuller than half full - very strange!

So I was just wondering if anyone had filled one and how much they hold?? (As I have no patience and the suspense is killing me! If it was my tin it would be opened and the few coins would be paid off my loan!!)

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: ha ha chocaholic... i have a 5p tin... one of these type of tins but bigger that i have been putting my 5ps in... and it never seems to be higher than half a tin... i think its been 6 months now... going to take forever :rotfl:
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:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: ha ha chocaholic... i have a 5p tin... one of these type of tins but bigger that i have been putting my 5ps in... and it never seems to be higher than half a tin... i think its been 6 months now... going to take forever :rotfl:

Maybe they are like Tardis tins and that's why they never get more than half full!
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Seaxwyn wrote:
Can't you just insist? There's no point having all those pound coins sitting there when you are paying interest on debts. Tell him not to be so childish!

Not really worth arguing over. It's really me being childish by not being able to wait!
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