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Depositing piles of coins at the bank and coin counters

Does anybody know if there are any issues with taking a massive pile of coins into the bank to deposit? After two years of throwing down all my loose change when getting home, I've got a mountain of the stuff.
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Old 12.05.2007, 15:22
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

Big issues: they'll probably refuse, unless you've used the specific papers available to roll them up in, written your name and address on each roll, and made sure there are the correct number of coins per roll as indicated.

There must be millions of CHF sloshing around the nations drawers, as who - but the bored / skint - can be bothered to do this?

On that note, if you'd like to offer a bored / skint person a bag of coins, for a 50% commission I know someone who'll do it for you
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Does anybody know if there are any issues with taking a massive pile of coins into the bank to deposit? After two years of throwing down all my loose change when getting home, I've got a mountain of the stuff.
There shouldn't be any issues.... they have a machine and they throw in the coins and no one is counting coins but the machine.... my daughter used to save coins and before she moved out took a few kilos to the bank - there was no problem... I mean, she took the coins to her bank where she has an account.
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Old 12.05.2007, 18:17
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

Oh good to know: serves me right going to the Post Office There they make you roll the coins up. Go to the bank if that's the case

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Old 12.05.2007, 18:51
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

I've taken coins to UBS before, used the machine there no problems. I think they have some sort of limit where if you go above they charge you an admin fee....sorry...can't remember what that was, t'was a while back.

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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

The Raiffeisen bank in my little village has a coin machine. You just have a word with the cashier, chuck the money in and it is credited to your account. I think that you have to have an account but am not sure. All my change goes on Automat machines and parking charges.
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

Go to the migros bank at limmatplatz, they've got a machine there right insisde the door and it couldnt be easier. As I recall its also open on saturday mornings, although I appreciated I'm 10 hours late telling you this. You dont even have to sort the coins out into different types, you just pour them in the top and then, if you're like me, wait an embarassingly long amount of time as it counts them all out.

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Does anybody know if there are any issues with taking a massive pile of coins into the bank to deposit? After two years of throwing down all my loose change when getting home, I've got a mountain of the stuff.
If they're gold, your bank of choice would probably offer to come and collect them for you.
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

I kept building the 1,2,5chf coins so one day put them in a box and went to pay a large-ish bill at La Poste, Neuchatel. No problem for them and they rolled them in their papers. Customers in the queue weren't so happy
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what to do with all these coins??

Hi,

We seem to be collecting pots and pots and jars and bags of coins mixed up together as we were not too wise to keep them separated in the first place: Swiss, UK, US, Euro mostly.

Does anyone know of a cheap way to get them all sorted back and into useful money (i.e. bills into my bank account preferrably) ? Will the UBS counter lady take them or just stare at me in horror?? Want to also save my self the lugging around and frustration... any ideas?

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Old 12.01.2008, 13:15
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

Sort your Swiss coins out from the rest and take them to the bank where you have your account. They will chuck them into a sorting machine and only ask 2% (UBS) for their efforts. Used to be free, but lamentably no longer.
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

Or ask your bank for the paper rolls and spend a rainy Saturday laboriously sorting and counting them and you can then bring them to the bank and pay it into your account and avoid the 2%
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Old 12.01.2008, 13:21
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

Use all of these coins to buy train/bus/tram tickets or to pay for parking. I get rid of most of my coins this way.
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

You can get the paper rolls from the post office too.
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Old 12.01.2008, 13:31
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

A local bank here has a machine in the foyer which customers with large amounts of coins to deposit can use. For all I know it might only be available to businesses, but the technology exists.
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

You can always donate your extra coins to charities... If you are at the airport, there are several big containers in the terminal for that, all currencies welcome.

Often stores have a collection jar at the check out, supporting various charities - a good place for that pesky change to end up, and do a little good in the process.
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Re: what to do with all these coins??

Don't forget to check the jar for old coins. Since the Swiss haven't changed their coinage for over a century you can find coins older than any other in circulation (in the world??).

Some are even made of silver.
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Sort your Swiss coins out from the rest and take them to the bank where you have your account. They will chuck them into a sorting machine and only ask 2% (UBS) for their efforts. Used to be free, but lamentably no longer.
UBS stinks in this regard. Raiffeisen Bank charges 1% (min CHF 10.-), or free if you have an account with them. I usually get a friend who has an account there to do it for me.
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Re: Depositing piles of coins at the bank

The coin machine at the Migros Limmatplatz has gone to machine heaven; they no longer offer the service there...
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Rolling up coins--is it done in CH?

This question might not go in the "banking" section, so if it's wrong, please move it. Is it possible to get empty paper coin rollers at a bank in Switzerland in order to roll up your coins and turn them in for cash? If it is possible, what is the french word for the paper cylinders?

My husband and I both abhor toting change around in our pockets/purses etc. and we normally just throw it in a jar until the jar gets full. Then, the next time our kids are around, we make them roll the coins up and redeem the coins for cash at the bank, (in exchange for a cut of the profits, of course, because they sure wouldn't do it simply out of the kindness of their mercenary, capitalistic little hearts!)

We thought change was abundant in the US but here it is truly astounding how much change you can accumulate on a daily basis. Plus the money quickly adds up here, thanks to those 1,2 and 5 franc coins. So, what do all of you do with your piles of change?
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