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Money Counter Machines, Accessories and Options

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Money CountersIf you’ve handed bills and coins (and who hasn’t), then you are probably well aware of the amount of time it can take. As a kid I remember collecting pennies in a jar only to dump them on the carpet and counting them. Why did I think that was so fun? The process took at least an hour and the accuracy was shoddy at best. Money counters save businesses hundreds and thousands of hours of time.

Modern-day money counters consist of:

  • Bill Counters – Quickly count and tally up bills. Counted data usually indicates total bills counted. Many can identify half notes, counterfeit bills, incorrect sizes and more. Most bill counters can batch count.
  • Coin Counters – Coin counters quickly take multiple denominations of coins and sort them and count them. Most will provide you with a total quantity and value of coins counted. Many coin counters even include the ability to batch count, roll and bag coins.

These machines will take what usually takes hours and will complete the job in minutes. Not only are money counters fast, but they are also insurmountably more accurate than counting done by humans. If you count bills and coins on a daily basis, you should really consider buying one.

We have many customers that use money counters for counting tickets, coupons, paper and more. Just be sure your money counter can handle the sizes needed for counting.

Now that we have covered the main forms of automatic money counters, you should be aware that many bill counters also include the ability to detect counterfeit bills. This is an especially nice feature for businesses that handle money on a daily basis. If you already own a bill counter, but don’t it doesn’t have counterfeit detection, you may want to consider using a separate counterfeit bill detector.

Counterfeit Bill DetectorsCounterfeit bill detectors are also nice to have on hand for on-the-spot detection as a transaction occurs. Counterfeit bill detectors come in a wide range of designs and formats. Most bill counters will scan for the following:

Watermarks – Most bill counters have watermark features that can be easily seen when backlit with white light.
Magnetic Ink – Bills utilize magnetic ink that can be detected by equipped counterfeit detectors.
UV Bill Properties – U.S. bills have a line strategically placed that can be lit up with UV light. The position of this line will let you know what the value of the bill is.
Microscopic Features – There are microscopic features built into U.S. currency that can be picked up by a magnifying glass.
Fiber Properties – Legitimate U.S. bills use special fibers that react to specially-formulated counterfeit detection ink (pens).

Learn more about counterfeit bill detection by reading our guide found here. You can find our entire selection of counterfeit bill detectors here.

Hopefully these details will help you out with your money counter purchase. ABC Office has been selling money counters online for well over a decade. We have a lot of experience and can provide you with some much-needed advice. Please don’t hesitate to call one of our money counter specialists at 1-800-658-8788 with any questions.

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