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« on: December 29, 2007, 03:42:51 PM »

This is meant to be a handy online web application that will allow you to estimate the value of your money (United States Currency only right now) in a coin jar.

Web Address: http://www.coincalc.com/ smiley


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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 03:49:33 PM »

Pounds?!

Go metric system, go!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 05:05:21 PM »

I guess if it's just for US coins f0dder, they dont need any metric
It's that independent streak they have over there Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 05:16:59 PM »

this is one of my favorites.. i can't wait to see how accurate it turns out to be.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 05:40:55 PM »

I guess if it's just for US coins f0dder, they dont need any metric
It's that independent streak they have over there Wink
Yes, but we need to convert those heathens. Let the crusades begin! tongue

Cute idea nonetheless.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 06:44:22 PM »

hamradio's www.coincalc.com was just featured on boingboing!

congratulations ham  thumbs up
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 10:11:58 PM »

Thanks! smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007, 11:35:23 PM »

Someone (not me) has posted about it on Digg. smiley

Link: Digg - Coin Jar Calculator <-- This one is for the main site.

Link: CoinCalc.com Guesstimates Your Spare Change <- This one is for some tests a person ran on it. (Added Jan 02, 2008 edit of this post.)
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2008, 11:09:32 PM »

A few more postings that mention the web app below...

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/10697
http://cybernetnews.com/2...ew-apps-for-the-new-year/
http://presurfer.blogspot.../coin-jar-calculator.html
http://richardwhitten.blo.../coin-jar-calculator.html
http://www.informationwee...mp;subSection=Development
http://simplespark.com/ca...alog/coin-jar-calculator/
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008, 10:55:18 PM »

A few more postings that mention the web app below...

http://timtyson.us/weblog/
http://www.killerstartups...-The-Coin-Jar-Calculator/
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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2008, 11:02:04 PM »

I need some people who has a euro coin jar to test it with the newly did Euro Edition of the Coin Jar Calculator...you may find it at http://euro.coincalc.com
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2008, 11:40:21 PM »

While I am at it I just noticed that the US version was listed on http://blogs.usatoday.com...8/01/cute-coin-count.html on January 10th!  thumbs up  smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2014, 11:32:32 AM »

Battery operated alternative to Coin Jars   Thmbsup

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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2014, 11:37:55 AM »

Battery operated alternative to Coin Jars   Thmbsup
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Not nearly as fun though...
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2014, 11:48:07 AM »

Battery operated alternative to Coin Jars   Thmbsup
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Not nearly as fun though...

The fun comes when you want to cash them in.  They're already sorted, as you go and wrapped.  Cool  This thing doesn't actually count coins though.
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« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2014, 12:52:50 PM »

I love reading the comments on Hamradio's coincalc website -- even after all these years they are still rolling in.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2014, 08:28:15 PM »

This thing doesn't actually count coins though.

There are ones that do count coins, but if the battery dies, you lose your running total.

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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2014, 09:10:37 AM »

This thing doesn't actually count coins though.

There are ones that do count coins, but if the battery dies, you lose your running total.
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Is your image an EZ-Count?  Counting isn't necessary any more because even though my bank likes me they don't trust me and they recount/rewrap.
I suppose the Money Wrapper is a newer version of the Money Mill?  They appear to look and work the same way.

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A possible rename would be great.  This would make the Money Mill a collectors item in about 50 years.  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2014, 04:42:08 PM »

Counting isn't necessary any more because even though my bank likes me they don't trust me and they recount/rewrap.

Who cares if the bank doesn't trust you and recounts/rewraps...they aren't going to keep a running total for you, of all change cashed in over the course of time, are they? A coin bank like this would, even after you have cashed them in or spent them (as long as the battery doesn't die)
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2014, 08:29:37 AM »

Counting isn't necessary any more because even though my bank likes me they don't trust me and they recount/rewrap.

Who cares if the bank doesn't trust you and recounts/rewraps...they aren't going to keep a running total for you, of all change cashed in over the course of time, are they? A coin bank like this would, even after you have cashed them in or spent them (as long as the battery doesn't die)

I don't get it.  Why would one want a running total?   huh  "Who cares."  Guess it depends on ones point of view?  To each their own.
If I really cared about such things as running totals... I have bank eStatements.   tongue
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2014, 11:55:16 PM »

Well, I don't spend my change. I always throw it in a jar. Two jars, in fact...one for silver and one for pennies. The penny jar fills up, but despite never spending my change, the silver jar never does...my husband spends it on me (bus fare, laundry, whatever he needs change for). So, I will never know at the end of the year, just how much I have thrown in there.  Sad
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2014, 07:30:41 AM »

Perhaps you need one of these for your silver   Grin

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« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2014, 07:34:56 AM »

Perhaps you need one of these for your silver   Grin
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Or perhaps I just need the part that counts the coins, installed on my hubby's pockets.  cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2014, 08:14:44 AM »

Perhaps you need one of these for your silver   Grin
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Or perhaps I just need the part that counts the coins, installed on my hubby's pockets.  cheesy

Yes, that would be less painful and wouldn't invite pay-back.

If you have been collecting all your pennies for a while, say 30 years, you may have some worth more than a penny.
Like if you have any that have this on the back.



Don't clean em, if you find some, cause the value drops a lot if they're cleaned.

There were still some of these floating around in the '90s.
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2014, 01:45:46 PM »

Maybe another coin jar to calculate.   Grin   I suppose, in the right setting, these still work?

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