I hadn't emptied the bottle in a couple of years. In fact, when the big bottle got filled up I just started filling another.
The other day I decided to roll the coins and take them to the bank. But first I weighed the jars. The big one weighed 35 lbs. The smaller one was a mere 10.5 lbs. Money is heavy!
I dumped the coins onto my dining room table and started sorting and rolling them - huge job - took me two days to get them all done. Of course in that time I had to go out and buy more coin rollers.
We have a lot of coins in Canada. Pennies, of course, which the government has decided to phase out of existence. They're not going to make any more. Then there's the nickles (5 cents), dimes (10 cents), quarters (25 cents), loonies ($1.00), and twoonies ($2.00). They all got tossed into the coin jars.
And then began the tedious job of sorting, counting and rolling the coins. Luckily I'm able to multi-task so I kept the television on for company while I sorted and counted and rolled, and sorted and counted and rolled, and sorted.....you get the picture.
|All rolled and ready to go|
My final total was a staggering $776.00! That loose change really adds up!
Today I have to find a way to lug 45.5 lbs of rolled coins to the bank to deposit in my account. I might have to make two trips. That's heavy! And as Lloyd pointed out, it'll more than pay for our trip to BC to visit our daughter Mary and her family this weekend.
But first I think I'll empty the change from my wallet into the big empty jar and start another round of saving.