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Best thing to do with huge bottle of 1 and 2p coins?

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  • Millyonare
    Millyonare Posts: 551 Forumite
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    edited 19 November 2022 at 12:33AM
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    RobM99 said:
    Why accumulate £60 in coins in the first place? Bizarre.

    Save the pennies, make some pounds.

    People have been saving and hoarding coins, in piggybanks etc., for centuries. Metal detectorists spend most weekends hoping to find an old stash of coins!
  • Beddie
    Beddie Posts: 721 Forumite
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    Ignoring the usual petty spat that has developed - could the OP please come back and tell us what they actually did with the bottle?
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    madlyn said:
    I find it quite therapeutic counting coins, but maybe I'm just weird.
    I would just spend some time counting into bags of £1 then take it to the bank, but be careful as my bank the nationwide only accept 5 bags at a time, so check what yours accept first.
    I also find it therapeutic, I count along with my daughter as it's her change to count anyway. She end eup with around £30 every 3 months these day's.

    I know Barclays have no issues taking multiple  bag's of counted coins. 
  • redux
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    RobM99 said:
    Why accumulate £60 in coins in the first place? Bizarre.
    I don't understand it either. It isn't actually earning this money, the rate of spending out notes is speeded up compared to otherwise. Ok, someone would empty their pockets before putting trousers in the wash, but why not transfer the coins to the next pair? It sounds like some people might be doing this emptying most days though

    With cash going out of fashion (use contactless card instead), I haven't used any coins this year, and only £25 in notes.
  • gt94sss2
    gt94sss2 Posts: 5,690 Forumite
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    Just to mention that the HSBC Branch Finder includes an option to show which branches have a coin deposit machine.

    https://www.hsbc.co.uk/branch-finder/

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