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Best thing to do with huge bottle of 1 and 2p coins?
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Many years ago when my children were small and money tight, our savings were mainly putting change in a pot at the end of the week. We started with a jam jar and when that was near full we acquired the bottle. An off the cuff comment led to the question "how many 20p's will fill the bottle"? With that a mission was started. We're still to find out but we can't possibly stop now we're so close.
So whilst it may not be very MSE, it has been a source of wonder, conversation and afternoons sat with my children counting it.
They are also well versed in more conventional saving methods, understand interest rates and the basics of investments - my 17 year old Daughter has even started a pension.
I put all my change through the self service tills, though I appreciate in recent years a lot of stores have been making them card only. But I still have access to some.
You can get funny looks when there is a queue and you're standing there feeding in money for ten minutes, so best to go when it's off peak.