How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by OhioGu » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 03:54:16



  For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

  I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

  My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

  Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them had $2
bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

  I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would have these
available, but I guess not.

  What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to drive all
around the city chasing these elusive things.

  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Paul Anderso » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:10:25


Quote:

> What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls
> of the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to
> drive all around the city chasing these elusive things.

Sad, isn't it, that someone has to go through this much trouble to
obtain current US coins and bills?

Keep trying.  It helps if you are a customer of the bank, especially if
you will be getting more in the future.

Paul

--
 Paul Anderson
  OpenVMS Engineering
  Hewlett-Packard Company

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Ed Hendrick » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 06:36:24


Quote:

>  For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100
> total worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

>  I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

>  My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat
> out that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a
> bank.
>  Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
> might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them
> had $2 bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

>  I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not
> sure where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would
> have these available, but I guess not.

>  What does a person have to do these days in order to track down
> rolls of the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want
> to drive all around the city chasing these elusive things.

>  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

Let your fingers do the walking!  Call every bank in town until you find one or more
that has what you need.   I live in a relatively small city (less than 100K) and I
normally have no problem finding half dollar and dollar rolls......$2 bills are
another story.  :-)

--
 ????
   ~
Ed Hendricks

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by RF » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 06:47:06




Quote:
> Let your fingers do the walking!  Call every bank in town until you find one or more
> that has what you need.   I live in a relatively small city (less than 100K) and I
> normally have no problem finding half dollar and dollar rolls......$2 bills are
> another story.  :-)

I live in a small town in the fringe suburbs of NYC and have a lot of
trouble getting $2 bills. $1 coins are plentiful but halves seem in
short supply. My bank has always gotten the President dollar coins
shortly after the release date but they store them in the vault until
somebody (like me) asks for a roll. The teller actually almost refused
to break open a roll to give me a couple of loose coins. So much for
the dollar coin making it into general circulation!
 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Paul Anderso » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 07:04:26


In article

Quote:

> I live in a small town in the fringe suburbs of NYC and have a lot of
> trouble getting $2 bills. $1 coins are plentiful but halves seem in
> short supply. My bank has always gotten the President dollar coins
> shortly after the release date but they store them in the vault until
> somebody (like me) asks for a roll. The teller actually almost
> refused to break open a roll to give me a couple of loose coins. So
> much for the dollar coin making it into general circulation!

If we made the public go through this much trouble to get dollar bills,
I bet they wouldn't circulate much either.

Paul

--
 Paul Anderson
  OpenVMS Engineering
  Hewlett-Packard Company

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by some.. » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 11:16:06


Quote:

>  For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
>worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

>  I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

>  My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
>that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

>  Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
>might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them had $2
>bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

>  I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
>where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would have these
>available, but I guess not.

>  What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
>the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to drive all
>around the city chasing these elusive things.

>  Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

i get halves and ikes. face plus shipping to rcc members. want me to look?
 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Jack » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 18:23:17



Quote:
> For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
> worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

> I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

> My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
> that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

> Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
> might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls. None of them had $2
> bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

> I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
> where to go from here. I thought pretty much all banks would have these
> available, but I guess not.

> What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
> the lesser used coins, and $2 bills? I don't exactly want to drive all
> around the city chasing these elusive things.

> Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

I go to a saveing & loan bank. I can get most of the items I want. If
the bank doesn't have them on hand they will order them for me & I
have them in a few days.
 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by shreadvecto » Sat, 01 Dec 2007 22:52:41



Quote:
>   For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
> worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

>   I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

>   My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
> that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

>   Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
> might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them had $2
> bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

>   I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
> where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would have these
> available, but I guess not.

>   What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
> the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to drive all
> around the city chasing these elusive things.

>   Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

This has been asked and answered so many times that I have a standard
response document for Twos (and the same applies to dollar coins, but
those should be MUCH easier to find). I will cut and paste it here:

MANY banks will lie to you and use carefully worded responses to your
request for Twos. Here is what they say and what it means in the real
world:

"I don't have any" - this means "I personally do not have any in my
drawer and I do not want to bother looking for any in the vault. I
want you to accept $20s and move along. What is it going to take to
train you to behave like an obedient customer?"

"We don't have any" - this means "Our bank branch does not have any.
We have succeeded in training all our customers to stop asking for
them. Why don't you stop annoying me and just use $20s like everyone
else? That way we can continue to sell $5s and $1s to our merchant
customers who pay us a few percent for "change" and we can maximize
our profits."

You *must* talk to the teller who orders cash. Then you must make it
clear that you are the customer and they work for you. You want them
to order Twos from their cash supplier (regional bank cash vault or
armored car company cash depot). They will tell you they must order
$2000 minimum and they *may* attempt to force you to buy them all at
once - especially if they are on a mission to train you to stop
asking. That way they make it as annoying as possible so you will be
trained. Object to this type of proposal and get loud (but POLITE) if
you need to. Tell them you want to get at least one strap of $200 per
week and you are sure that other customers will also want them - once
they are broken of their training and are no longer afraid to ask for
Twos.

*************

Coin availability is listed on the Fed website:

http://www.frbservices.org/Cash/commemcoin.html

The website also has info on how ANY financial institution can order
ANY denomination of current currency and coin:

http://www.frbservices.org/OperatingCirculars/pdf/Oc2.pdf

-Fred Shecter
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZshr...

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Dave Allure » Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:44:51


Quote:


> >   For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
> > worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

> >   I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

> >   My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
> > that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

> >   Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
> > might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them had $2
> > bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

> >   I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
> > where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would have these
> > available, but I guess not.

> >   What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
> > the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to drive all
> > around the city chasing these elusive things.

> >   Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

> This has been asked and answered so many times that I have a standard
> response document for Twos (and the same applies to dollar coins, but
> those should be MUCH easier to find). I will cut and paste it here:

> MANY banks will lie to you and use carefully worded responses to your
> request for Twos. Here is what they say and what it means in the real
> world:

> "I don't have any" - this means "I personally do not have any in my
> drawer and I do not want to bother looking for any in the vault. I
> want you to accept $20s and move along. What is it going to take to
> train you to behave like an obedient customer?"

> "We don't have any" - this means "Our bank branch does not have any.
> We have succeeded in training all our customers to stop asking for
> them. Why don't you stop annoying me and just use $20s like everyone
> else? That way we can continue to sell $5s and $1s to our merchant
> customers who pay us a few percent for "change" and we can maximize
> our profits."

> You *must* talk to the teller who orders cash. Then you must make it
> clear that you are the customer and they work for you. You want them
> to order Twos from their cash supplier (regional bank cash vault or
> armored car company cash depot). They will tell you they must order
> $2000 minimum and they *may* attempt to force you to buy them all at
> once - especially if they are on a mission to train you to stop
> asking. That way they make it as annoying as possible so you will be
> trained. Object to this type of proposal and get loud (but POLITE) if
> you need to. Tell them you want to get at least one strap of $200 per
> week and you are sure that other customers will also want them - once
> they are broken of their training and are no longer afraid to ask for
> Twos.

> *************

> Coin availability is listed on the Fed website:

> http://www.frbservices.org/Cash/commemcoin.html

> The website also has info on how ANY financial institution can order
> ANY denomination of current currency and coin:

> http://www.frbservices.org/OperatingCirculars/pdf/Oc2.pdf

> -Fred Shecter
> http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQsassZshr...

What Fred said, but with less attitude.   ;-)

The point is, tell them up front that you want to place an order for
these unusual denominations.  Don't just settle for asking what they
have on hand or you will be frustrated.

Also, be prepared to purchase in bulk.  In general, banks have fixed
ordering units imposed on them, and you need to work with them to
alleviate concerns that they will be left holding a box 90% full of
funny money.

Methods that have brought me success include trying many banks, like Ed
said; asking for the head teller or vault manager or branch manager; and
offering to open an account in exchange for their assistance.  Oh yeah,
I think courtesy counts too.  HTH.

--Dave

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Ed Hendrick » Sun, 02 Dec 2007 01:12:29


Quote:

> Also, be prepared to purchase in bulk.  In general, banks have fixed
> ordering units imposed on them, and you need to work with them to
> alleviate concerns that they will be left holding a box 90% full of
> funny money.

That situation wouldn't occur if they just put the "funny money" into the cash drawers
and use it for its intended purpose.  Wonder why it is so hard for banks and
businesses to understand that these coins and notes are just normal, circulating
money.......just like the $1 notes and quarters that they handle by the billions?

--
 ????
   ~
Ed Hendricks

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Harv » Sun, 02 Dec 2007 01:26:12


Hi..

if you wake up one morning and find  yourself in Las Vegas, go to the main
cage at Caesars Palace and say you want to buy a "checkbook pad" of deuces..
you'll get fifty notes for $100.00.. they sell them to you for face value..
as many as you want, or as many as they have on-hand.. Crisp, Uncirculated,
sequential serial numbers.. for an extra buck (or free).. they'll throw in a
vinyl checkbook-style holder with their logo on it.. the notes are padded
across the top with red *** cement that doesn't harm them in any way..
and there's a cardboard backing sheet that slips into the checkbook holder..
you can leave them padded, or peel them off and spend them.. they also have
similar pads of CU sequentially serial-numbered ones, fives, tens, twenties,
and hundreds.. i've bought them many times.. well, not the packs of
hundreds, ($5000 for one of those..) ..  but the smaller denominations..
usually deuces.. they make cool gifts, freak out the paper hats at retail
stores when you whip one out and peel off a few bills for a purchase, (most
of those boneheads have never even SEEN a $2.00 bill, much less a pad of
them..) .. and you can usually sell them on eBay for 150% to 200% of face
value.. which i've also done many times.. the Wynn has them too (their
checkbook holders for the pads are leather, or something like it, instead of
vinyl..) .. might be gettable at other ***s or in Reno, Tahoe, Atlantic
City, St. Louis.. dunno.. i've only bought them in Las Vegas..

Thanks
Harv

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Squa » Sun, 02 Dec 2007 05:33:30



Quote:

> Hi..

> if you wake up one morning and find  yourself in Las Vegas, go to the main
> cage at Caesars Palace and say you want to buy a "checkbook pad" of
> deuces..
> you'll get fifty notes for $100.00.. they sell them to you for face
> value..
> as many as you want, or as many as they have on-hand.. Crisp,
> Uncirculated,
> sequential serial numbers.. for an extra buck (or free).. they'll throw in
> a
> vinyl checkbook-style holder with their logo on it.. the notes are padded
> across the top with red *** cement that doesn't harm them in any way..
> and there's a cardboard backing sheet that slips into the checkbook
> holder..
> you can leave them padded, or peel them off and spend them.. they also
> have
> similar pads of CU sequentially serial-numbered ones, fives, tens,
> twenties,
> and hundreds.. i've bought them many times.. well, not the packs of
> hundreds, ($5000 for one of those..) ..  but the smaller denominations..
> usually deuces.. they make cool gifts, freak out the paper hats at retail
> stores when you whip one out and peel off a few bills for a purchase,
> (most
> of those boneheads have never even SEEN a $2.00 bill, much less a pad of
> them..) .. and you can usually sell them on eBay for 150% to 200% of face
> value.. which i've also done many times.. the Wynn has them too (their
> checkbook holders for the pads are leather, or something like it, instead
> of
> vinyl..) .. might be gettable at other ***s or in Reno, Tahoe, Atlantic
> City, St. Louis.. dunno.. i've only bought them in Las Vegas..

> Thanks
> Harv

Interesting, next time I am in Reno all see what is available. I usually get
lots of halfs and eisenhower dollars at local stoer in Reno just by asking
the cashiers (A local grocery store has alway been a good source.) So many
grinders there the coins are easier to find. Never thought to check for $2
bills.
Cheers
Squat
 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Ben » Wed, 05 Dec 2007 05:13:54



Quote:
>   For a number of different reasons, I'd like to track down about $100 total
> worth of half dollar rolls, dollar coins, & $2 bills.

>   I'm having a heck of a time doing so, however.

>   My credit union, where I do all of my financial dealings, says flat out
> that they can't get these for me, and that I'll have to go to a bank.

>   Therefore, I've called several banks, and I get the same story - they
> might have a few halves laying around, but no rolls.  None of them had $2
> bills, and only one had a couple of the dollar coins.

>   I wanted to include these with some Christmas presents, and I'm not sure
> where to go from here.  I thought pretty much all banks would have these
> available, but I guess not.

>   What does a person have to do these days in order to track down rolls of
> the lesser used coins, and $2 bills?  I don't exactly want to drive all
> around the city chasing these elusive things.

>   Anyone have any ideas?  Thanks!

get them on ebay
 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by Mark » Fri, 07 Dec 2007 06:36:32


My best source for $2 bills is a bank 30 miles from me.

when I know I am going to the big city shopping..... I call ahead the day
before, and they always have what I want.

hit the drive through window, buy the bills they held for me, and then
another 10 miles on to the big city .

you may need to broaden your search area.

 
 
 

How to get lesser used coins & $2 bills these days?

Post by les.pet.. » Sat, 08 Dec 2007 04:21:35


Over the course of many months, I have established good relationships
with tellers to keep me in half dollars:
I am up to getting six rolls at a time in one place.  The best part of
this is closing the circuit, and finding coin
counting machines to change them back into bills once I have searched
through the rolls for the specific
dates/MMs I need.  One of the more commonly-known banks in my area is
about to start charging non-customers
for use of their coin-counting machines, so I had to find another
(Commerce Bank now, and PNC coming soon).

I do spend some of them at the company cafeteria (as well as
Presidential dollars); it never fails to raise an eyebrow
or two (especially when paying for a $7 sandwich and soda with 14
halves).

I agree, courtesy goes a long way: the last place I would want to act
belligerent, next to the airport, would be at a bank.
Something about honey, flies, and vinegar comes to mind...

Les
http://life-of-coins.blogspot.com/