Semacon S-520 Heavy Duty Coin Sorter Review

Semacon S-520 Heavy Duty Coin Sorter and CounterCoin sorting machines are an invaluable tool for retail stores, banks and other businesses. These valuable machines save hours of time and are several times more accurate than manually counting money. If you are in the market for a coin sorter, one model you should seriously consider is the Semacon S-520 heavy-duty coin sorter (found here). I have used this machine and this is my review.

Semacon is one of the leading manufacturers of coin counters, sorters and bill counters. While some Semacon machines are more of an up front investment, the build quality far exceeds most of the competition. Rather than being made in China, most Semacon machines are made in Japan under high quality management.

The Semacon S-520 is one of Semacon’s highest-end coin counters and sorters.  It is one of the few coin counters and sorters to feature a full metal chassis. It is designed for continuous, daily use and can be used in small banks, retail stores and other businesses that handle change on a daily basis. Not only does the S-520 sort coins, it also counts them for you.

Simply pour your coins into the S-520 (up to 500 at a time) and it will begin sorting and counting the coins. These coins are then deposited into large containers, separating pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar coins (150 pennies, 80 nickels, 250 dimes, 200 quarters, 80 dollars).

The coin containers slide out, making sorted and counted money easy to access. You don’t have to use the sorting containers with the S-520. You can alternatively use bagging, packaging and wrapping attachments.

The digital readout is large and very clear. It will give you a running total of coins and dollar value. You can also choose to see the total of an individual coin. If you want to see just the nickels, you can have the machine show you the total quantity and value of the nickels. I love this ability.

The Semacon S-520 includes a power adapter, a dust cover, a cleaning brush and an operating manual. It comes with everything you need to get up and running. The machine itself weighs in at 14 pounds, allowing it to be used on desks, tables and counters.

The Semacon S-520 also features a wide variety of batch counting options. This enables the operator to select batch stop settings for each denomination separately or for all denominations together.

Are you Canadian? The Semacon S-520 can be ordered in a Canadian format to handle all Canadian coin denominations, including Toonies and Loonies. Just call us up at 1-800-658-8788 to get a quote.

Overall I really like the S-520. While I don’t have long-term use with it, my initial impressions are pretty high. I do know for a fact that Semacon machines have few customer service issues and we rarely ever hear back from a customer with issues.

You can find the Semacon S-520 heavy duty coin sorter here. You can find all our coin sorters here and our coin counters here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.

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