People in the Coin Machine business have to count money for their profession. This is not glamorous, but often dirty, tedious work. Anyone, who has to count serveral coins can testify to the monotonous task, particularly for hand counting.
I have personally used every method available for counting coins.
We have a Cummins Jetsort professional counter that is used for counting larger sums of quarters for delivery to the bank. This is the clearly the easiest and most efficient way to count coins in larger than $1000 dollar quantities. The machine is fast and bags the coins in the appropriate amounts for delivery to the bank. Its efficient, easy and the counter is just plain awesome.
We also own manual and electric coin counters by Klopp for use on locations. The electric is easier and faster, but of course, has to be plugged in. The manual machines are efficient, work well and do not need electricity. The coin tray size limits how many coins you can count at a time. You also have to manually scoop the coins into the rotary area to go through the machine. Manual and Electric models have constant quarter sticking issues that you have to loosen.
We also sell and service some imported electric coin counters. These are efficient and offer a similar counting experience to the Klopp machines.
My favorite model for on location counting is the AC 603 coin scale by Acucount. It really cannot be any easier. You turn it on, pour in the quarters and right down the total. It is quick, quiet and saves a step. If you are collecting a location with multiple machines, and you like a total per machine, there is simply no easier or faster way to accomplish this task. A manual rotary counter, takes a few minutes to get through a few hundred dollars in quarters. You have to continually scoop the money into the counter, you have to crank the counter and have some system for holding the bag as it fills with coins. Then you have to do the math to convert the numeric count into a total amount of money. With the scale, you pour the coins in, write down the total from the screen and convert to a bag. I estimate a savings in time of four minutes per machine. This time is valuable and adds up quickly.
This is not the only scale that I have tried. Other scales have to be “set up” each time you go onto location. This certainly reduces ease of use. You only set up the AC 603 Coin Scale once, and then it stays ready as you collect or count coins.
AC603, by far the best method for counting bulk coin
Including: Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, Half dollars, dollar coin. And 2 open spots for tokens, etc.
FAST: All counts are done in less than 1.5 seconds
SILENT: No reason to sound like a One Armed Bandit – You do not want to advertise where and how much money you have
Compact and Light
AC603 weighs only 3.14 lbs. with the cover, Tray 4.4 lbs. including the case, totals out at 6.9 lbs.
Accurate and easy to use
Internal circuitry and technology allows for simplistic and reliable dependability
Extremely user friendly, 99% or its users have complete competency in its operation in less than 10 minutes
Model Capacity Division
AC603 - 55 55lb/25kg 0.005lb / 2g
Platter / Tray: 215×180mm = 8.5″ x 7″
Net / Gross Weight: 1280/1750g = 3.2 Lbs.
Package Standard Carton: 26.5×13.2×34 (cm3).
Operating Temperature Optimum: 0-40℃C (32-104℉) F
Power Source: 6×AA Size Batteries or AC/DC Adapter 9V/100mA