- How many coins do I need to process at a time and at what speed?
Each machine is designed to process a certain amount of coins per minute. If speed
is not an issue, a manual coin sorter might suffice. Manual coin sorters require an
operator to turn a hand crank to load the coins through the machine. When the crank
is turned, the coins fall into the appropriate slots and they are counted. If you
are in an environment where large volumes of coins need to be sorted then a fast
electric sorter might better suit your needs. Some electric coin counters can count
at a rate of over 2600 coins per minute, which translates to a whopping 156,000
coins per hour.
- What does it mean when it says a machine is "manual"?
For most models, manual means that an operator needs to turn a hand crank
to load the coins through the machine. When the crank is turned, the coins fall
into the appropriate slots and they are counted.
- Do you plan on counting only U.S. currency or foreign as well?
Many models only have the ability to count U.S. currency. A few select machines
that we carry have a selectable gauge knob to adjust the thickness and diameter of
various coins. This allows you to configure the machine so that it can sort foreign
coins, tokens, gold coins, etc.
- What are your security needs?
Most of the coin counters/sorters we sell have a coin rejection feature, which separates
suspicious coins from the pile being sorted. This is useful to prevent counterfeit or
foreign coins from getting counted.