Coin Counter Machines: 45+ Places That Have Them (Banks, Stores…)

Knowing where you can cash coins makes life a bit easier. You can often find Coinstar machines at large grocery store chains, and some banks still have coin counter machines. Alternately, you may opt to use your coins in the self-checkout lane or find a bank that takes rolled coins. But, no matter what you do, don’t get rid of valuable coins! We have all the details below.

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Places with Coin Counters

Grocery stores and banks are the two most common places to find coin counters. Find our full list below.

Grocery Stores

The easiest way to convert your coins into paper money is to use Coinstar. If you’re not careful, though, you may end up having to pay a hefty fee of 11.9% when you use a Coinstar machine. To bypass the fee, opt for a gift card from many well-known companies, such as Amazon, The Home Depot, and Sears, or a gift certificate to buy groceries at the store where the machine you’re using is located.

Suggested Article: These Places Have Free Coin Counting

If you’re feeling charitable, you can donate your coins to several organizations, such as the American Red Cross, UNICEF, or American Humane, and get a tax deduction that could reduce your tax bill come April.

Note that options for e-gift cards and donations are not the same at all kiosks.

You can find Coinstar machines at the following major grocery stores:

Banks

While most banks used to have machines for counting coins, few do these days. We’ve collected the details for the banks that still have coin counters. Keep in mind that the machines may not be available at every branch of these banks. The service is typically free if you are a member of the bank.

30. BB&T

  • Fees for BB&T customers: Coins totaling $0-$25, free; coins totaling $25.01 or more, 5% of the total amount
  • Fees for non-BB&T customers: 10% of the total amount
  • Find a local BB&T branch

31. Hancock County Savings Bank (West Virginia)

32. JBT (Pennsylvania)

33. MB Financial Bank (Illinois)

34. People’s United Bank

35. Republic Bank (New Jersey and Pennsylvania)

36. UW Credit Union (Wisconsin)

If you don’t have any luck with the banks or credit unions listed above, try searching for smaller community banks or credit unions in your local area. Many smaller financial institutions still have in branch machines for coin counting, some without any fees.

Related Article: What Banks Have FREE Coin Counting Machines? Answered.

Other Ways to Use or Count Your Coins

Coinstar not your style? There are a few other ways to liquidate your stash. Banks often accept rolled coins — or you could spend or sell them, as explained below.

Banks That Accept Rolled Coins

Many banks will accept your coins only if they are rolled. They will often provide the coin wrappers for free but usually charge a 5 to 10% fee to process the rolled coins.

37. Bank of America

38. BB&T

  • Fees for BB&T customers: Free for under $25; 5% for more than $25
  • Fees for non-BB&T customers: 10%
  • Find a local BB&T branch

39. Cape Bank

40. Chase Bank

41. Citibank

42. Home State Bank (Colorado)

43. JBT (Pennsylvania)

44. Manasquan Bank (New Jersey)

45. Shelby Savings Bank (Texas)

46. U.S. Bank

47. Wells Fargo

The Self-Checkout

A creative option for cashing in your coins is to use the self-checkout lane at the grocery store and just pay with coins. This is a fee-free option worth considering if you can make it to the store during a time when it’s not too busy.

Watch out for These Common Valuable Coins

Before you cash in your coins, make sure you don’t have a rare coin. Though it’s a long shot, it’s worth looking through your coins to make sure you’re not getting rid of a rare or valuable coin. Your coin may be valuable if it is:

  • A penny made prior to 1982 (meaning it’s 95% copper)
  • A nickel, dime, or quarter minted prior to 1964 (meaning it contains silver)
  • A buffalo nickel (featuring a buffalo and a Native American on either side)

If you happen upon a rare coin, a certified coin dealer can help you find out what it’s worth.

In Summary

Even though there aren’t many machines for counting coins around, you’ve still got a handful of options, from Coinstar machines to banks that accept rolled coins. If all else fails and you can’t find a machine, coins are legal tender and can be used for everyday purchases — so in a pinch, you can purchase a gallon of milk with quarters. Granted, you wouldn’t want to pay for a first date or anniversary dinner with pennies and quarters, so try finding a machine at one of the places we’ve listed for you.

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  • Honest Zach says:

    I’ve badly wanted a way to utilize my coins without having to roll them and I’m sure not paying 11% to Coinstar – I finally hit on using my coins at Walmart at their self-check out, just pour my coins into their slot – takes a little while but works great for any purchase under $20. I’m going to get rid of my coins this way – one sizable plastic jar down, two to go – after that I will just use those machines on an on-going basis for whenever I’ve accumulated a hand full of change, no more hoarding or worries about big jars of change building up.

  • Visions FCU, which has braches in NJ and in central NY has coin counters in some of their braches (including Westwood and Englewood Cliffs NJ). However, you can only use the coin counters if you are a member.

  • William O. says:

    Hello Folks I am a coin collector and am helping my grandson with a paper on coins. Question how many fee based coin counting machines are there in the U.S.Thanks for your time William O

    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi William,

      For starters, Coinstar has installed over 20,000 coin counting machines, though some of these are in Europe and Canada. You can contact them for more information with this online contact form or by calling 800-928-2274.

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi William,

      There are more than 8,900 Coinstar machines located in the U.S. All of these machines are fee-based machines, although customers can bypass the fees if they opt to collect their money on an e-gift card. Hope this helps!

  • Just went into my local Chase bank and the teller told me Chase doesn’t accept unrolled coins any longer.

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Lorin,

      You’re right — you will be limited to those Chase locations that have coin counters. Keep in mind that not all locations offer this service.

    • Hillary M. Miller says:
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      Hi Donna,

      Since so few banks have coin counters these days, the easiest way to find a coin machine is usually with Coinstar’s location finder. You can visit this link and enter your zip code to find the nearest Coinstar kiosk in your area. If you have any trouble with this, just let me know which state you’re in and I’d be happy to take a look for you.