They add up...

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In have an old glass water bottle in my home office. It sits next to my television. It's a 750mL Voss water bottle - it's real tall and slender, and it has an opening (mouth) that's about the size of a gallon milk jug's.

I've been using it to keep my spare change. I don't use cash very often, preferring instead to pay with my trusty debit card, so it's not often that I unload my pockets of coin money. I believe that I last emptied it in 2003 or 2004...

I noticed yesterday that the bottle was extremely full - I couldn't fit a single quarter into it any more, so I decided to empty it and take it to the coin counter machine. Turns out that I had a nice little haul in that Voss bottle - $91.35.

After the coin machine took it's cut, I left with about $80. I don't believe that my bank has a coin counting machine - they've phased them out because they're expensive to buy, expensive to operate, expensive to maintain, and they don't get used very often any more.

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the results. Or, I should say I was pretty happy with the results - I filled-up the Tahoe after trading in the coin, and almost cried when the pump said "$60.50."

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