I'm looking for an effective electronic coin sorter. Any recommendations?

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  1. Don Black

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    Rather than give into CoinStar's insane 8%-10% fee, I'm looking for a well-built and effective motorized coin sorter. I look at it as a long-term investment that I will use for 3+ years. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
     
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    Commercial ones run several hundred dollars all the way into the thousands. If you're serious about getting a commercial machine, you might be able to find some used machines.

    A friend of mine uses a commercial one called a Jet Sort, don't know if that's the manufacturer or just the machine name. $900 a few years ago and he's been very happy with it.

    The ones from Hammacher, Sharper Image etc that run $20-$30 are crap. They take maybe 10-12 coins at a time, get stuck in the machine, coins end up in the wrong tube and clog it up etc, etc.

    Unless you're really set on a commercial machine, you'd be best off just getting a sorting tray set (just throw the coins on the tray and shake) and a set of cones.
     

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