How To Choose A Coin Counter Or Sorter

Coin Counters and SortersFinding a good coin counting machine can be a bit of a chore. There is a lot of stuff out there, ranging from toys to bank-quality stuff. So how do you find a machine that will do what YOU need to do? Here are a few common questions that you will want to ask yourself. These questions should help you narrow down what you need.

To begin with, a lot of coin counters and sorters out there are basically toys. I was in the local department store chain near where I live and I passed by the office supplies isle. I noticed that they were offering several different coin counting machines. I couldn’t help but crack a smile when I saw what they were. They were basically $20 & $50 dollar toys being sold as “office” coin counters.

I find that buying an inadequate coin counting machine is one of the biggest complaints I find among our customers. There are few things worse than buying a machine only to find out it won’t do what you need.

So here you go, great coin counting questions to ask prior to purchasing a machine.

What Types Of Coins Will You Be Counting?

  • If counting U.S. Currency, will you only be counting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters? If so, most coin counters will work for you. If you will be counting dollar coins or tokens, you may have to check and see if this is a possibility. Machines do exist, however, that will handle tokens and dollar coins. Some machines are also designed to handle Canadian currencies, including Loonies and Toonies.

How Many Coins Do You Need To Count Per Day?

  • Coin counters are typically rated on speed, usually coins per minute. The higher the speed rating, the more coins you will be able to count in a day. If you only need to count coins every so often, a lower speed rated coin counter should be fine.

Where Will You Be Using Your Machine?

  • We try to provide dimensions with all our machines. Be sure you have adequate room. Most of our machines are fairly compact, but sometimes pictures can make something look smaller than it really is.

Do You Also Need To Sort?

  • Most coin counters sort, but not all coin sorters count. If you need sorting and counting capabilities, be sure to verify that the machine can do that prior to making a purchase.

Do You Need To Roll Coins?

  • Many people that count and sort coins also need to roll them. Many, but not all machines, have coin rolling attachments. These funnel-like attachments make it easy to put coins in coin tubes, sometimes called shotgun shell tubes. Be sure that the coin counter you want can roll coins (if needed).

These are some of the most important questions you will want to ask prior to making a purchase. You can find our entire selection of coin counters here and coin sorters 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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One Response to “How To Choose A Coin Counter Or Sorter”

  1. Jacob Says:

    This is the information that i have been looking for. I find that it is kind of hard to get a good coin counter machine. I have so many coins at home and i don’t know where to find a good one. Thanks again for the information. It is really helpful.

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