Originally Posted by its_betty
My bank also counts coins at no charge--only one of the branches in the area has the machine. Don't waste time rolling coins--my friend works at a bank and if someone brings in rolled coin, the bank marks it with the account number and sends it off to a central location for verification, then the money is credited to your account days or a week later. Too many people put slugs in the middle of rolled coins. : (
I worked at a bank and this was my experience. The bank would accept coins to be counted but would not do it on demand because only one branch had a machine. People would drop cans or jars off at their branch with a deposit slip and it took about a week to see the deposit show in your account. Rolled coins were treated as described above.
The bank we use for our business accounts has a machine on site but they will not do it "on demand" as only one or two people run it. I need to drop off the coins and they turn it around in a day or two.
The Coin Star machine at our local grocery store gives gift certificates for free, no charge, put a $100 of coins in, get a $100 gift certificate in return. I like to get Amazon gift certificates for Amazon because there are certain items that I can get for great prices (and free shipping) on the site.