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Depositing Coins in Bank

An old habit of throwing coins in a jar has accumulated to a lot of CHF 5's, 2's and 1's. In the States, we'd insert them up in paper rolls the banks supplied for deposit or put them in a coin machine at the market. How does one manage a large quantity of coins for deposit in Switzerland?
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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

Our bank has a machine where you deposit your coins, you get a receipt and the amount goes into your account.
There are a few threads amongst this lot that may help..

https://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=coins
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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

Its really easy here....just take the jar (or put them in a bag) unsorted to the bank and they have machines where you can just pore them in and the machine sorts it. Saved me so much time when I found that out as used to have to sort them into individual bags in the UK
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Its really easy here....just take the jar (or put them in a bag) unsorted to the bank and they have machines where you can just pore them in and the machine sorts it. Saved me so much time when I found that out as used to have to sort them into individual bags in the UK
Careful! Ask if there are any charges before you hand over the container. Many banks make a charge, even if you are a customer.

Alternatively, ask for some special papers at the post office, and you can sort out your coins, and roll them up into the correct amounts.
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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

In Switzerland, bigger Postfinance branches have coin acceptors. They're accessible like an ATM (24/7) and can be operated with a Postfinance card. Just pour coins in, the sum is automatically credited to your account.

In the UK, use metrobank?
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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

We deposited a load of coins at the UBS counter to pay into our pang. They shoved them into a post pre-paid bag and (presumably) posted them to Post. We got the receipt from Post a few days later.

Surprised UBS don't have their own coin counting service (well they must have for their own coins, I guess, but not for deposits).
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We deposited a load of coins at the UBS counter to pay into our pang. They shoved them into a post pre-paid bag and (presumably) posted them to Post. We got the receipt from Post a few days later.

Surprised UBS don't have their own coin counting service (well they must have for their own coins, I guess, but not for deposits).
How much did they charge you for this service?
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How much did they charge you for this service?
Can't remember. There was a charge, but not enough to be shocking. I'd guess about 5 CHF (for around 200 CHF in coins), but I'm really not sure.

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Yes. It was 5 CHF

https://www.ubs.com/microsites/hilfe...unt/coins.html


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We deposited a load of coins at the UBS counter to pay into our pang.
What's a pang? I can't even remember what I meant to type. Account? Bank? Penguin?

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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

Sorry if this is a stupid question but do you know if they would only accept CHF coins, or might they also accept EUR coins? We're moving soon and have a couple of bags of EUR 1,2,5,10 and 20 cents coins and I'd love to be able to cash those in!
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Sorry if this is a stupid question but do you know if they would only accept CHF coins, or might they also accept EUR coins? We're moving soon and have a couple of bags of EUR 1,2,5,10 and 20 cents coins and I'd love to be able to cash those in!
UBS wouldn't take our EUR coins. We're going to have a look in the local French supermarkets to see if they have a coin machine.
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Re: Depositing Coins in Bank

I've been told (according to a post on Basel Folk) that E.Leclerc has one. The same thread mentioned a Postfinance machine sonewhere (not the one by SBB as I've been to that one and it's CHF only).
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UBS wouldn't take our EUR coins. We're going to have a look in the local French supermarkets to see if they have a coin machine.
Thanks - you've saved me a trip to the bank! We do go shopping in Germany sometimes, so I guess I will have to keep my eyes peeled for a machine when I'm next there. Unless anyone can recommend somewhere in Jestetten?
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An old habit of throwing coins in a jar has accumulated to a lot of CHF 5's, 2's and 1's. In the States, we'd insert them up in paper rolls the banks supplied for deposit or put them in a coin machine at the market. How does one manage a large quantity of coins for deposit in Switzerland?
When I was involved in handling the company cash about ten years back, the local Credit Suisse (our house bank) issued us such rolls. Not sure what's required and whether that's available for private people or if it requires an account.

Perhaps they can be handed in by weight if you separate the 5er from the 2er and 1er (and .50er if any). See this post.
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Re: Depositing Coins in Bank

hope this helps:

1. without getting charged or w/o having a post account:
At any Post counter just ask for “münz rollen papier”. You can get as many rolls you want and request coin type 5/2/1/etc…
Roll your coins at home conveniently(patiently) and change them at a post counter for BankNotes.

2.Much easier if you have a Post Account:
Go to one of the post branches listed in the link below if you have a post account, and conveniently depoit all your coins in a coin collection atm.
On post.ch searched keyword ‘Einzahlungen in Münzen CHF‘ and got a list of Post Branches who have coin collection machines. However, you need an account with Post.
https://www.post.ch/de/pages/suche?c...%C3%BCnzen+CHF

3. UBS offers Coins Counting/Depositing service at following fee:
https://www.ubs.com/microsites/hilfe...unt/coins.html
How do I get my coins counted and deposited?
You can bring your small change into any UBS branch. We arrange for the money to be counted by Secure Post. The money is then credited straight to your UBS account.
The following fees apply when depositing coins:
• Free for children’s piggy banks or deposits up to CHF 100
• Otherwise, the cost is 1% + VAT, minimum of CHF 5 per secure coin bag
This service is only offered to UBS clients. Our customer service team will be happy to answer any other questions you may have. You can find the telephone number in the right-hand column.
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Our bank has a machine where you deposit your coins, you get a receipt and the amount goes into your account.
There are a few threads amongst this lot that may help..

https://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=coins
And that bank is please?
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Re: Deositing Coins in Bank

I have a Post Finance account, and just got back. So I can confirm that they do have an ATM like machine (not all locations), that you simply pour your coins in, it counts the coins, confirms the count, provides a receipt and deposits directly into your account. It took every type of coin include the 0.05. It's really easy.
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Re: Depositing Coins in Bank

Credit Suisse has a machine in some locations for account holders. It's very convenient, but I don't know if there is a service charge. I've just dumped in the coins and they are counted and deposited.
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Re: Depositing Coins in Bank

Don't deposit your coins in a bank like this.
https://www.theguardian.com/environm...ch-in-thailand

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And that bank is please?
It's the Aargauishe Kantonalbank (AKB) in Baden.
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