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Coins - how do you carry them?

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by Goliath, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. wpowell

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  2. Codeman

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    Thanks for the Chawly link. Although I've always preferred the old school rubber calm-style pouches, these will make great stocking stuffers!
     
  3. B@rt

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    I just ordered some of these. :rudolph:
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  4. Codeman

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    Yikes, $3 for a squeeze purse. My credit unions gives them out for free every fall.
     
  5. B@rt

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    Unfortunately I've never seen them here, so I went for the "original" one to be sure to have a decent quality. ;)
     
  6. watchman

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    YES These are great been carrying one like it for 45 years. and still going strong. :D ;D O0
    Check the petro truck stops they have them. Don't drive a truck but love their chicken fried steaks
     
  7. Codeman

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    There's at least 2 kangaroo's suffering. I've got an un-finished pouch that looks virtually identical to B@rt's, bought from Art of the Hide.
     
  8. B@rt

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    :lolhammer:
     
  9. Stormdrane

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    I found this Eagle Creek Coin Pocket on ebay a few months ago. My current one which is similar in size/function is from wallyworld and is on it's last legs so this new one will soon replace it since wallyworld no longer seems to carry it. Anyone that's owned anything from Eagle Creek can verify it's top quality, I have a large world traveler pack from them that I keep as a BOB. I keep a couple of bucks in change plus other gadgets/gear inside a coin pocket and it could probably be a stand alone wallet for some. It has the clear mesh window pocket on one side and another full length velcro pocket on the other side with the zippered main pocket in the center.

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    I know I'm digging up an old thread here, but I just bought a Chawly Changer and love it. The beauty I discovered of it is that you can hold it with in one hand, spin it clockwise on your middle finger using the large depress in the bottom while flicking out the coins in succession from largest to smallest value (quarters to dimes to nickels to pennies), which is how I and I imagine many others get coins when paying. I just used it for the first time this way and was surprised at how fast it was. The clerk was watching and didn't bother to count them again, so that might be another good point. This all may seem trivial but it's much better than fumbling through loose coins IMO. I wasn't carrying loose coinds before, hated it. Now I actually look forward to getting rid of all of my excess coins. I must have 10 lbs. in the drawer.

    I asked my fiancee what she thought and she said "You just didn't have anything else to buy so you had to get that, didn't you??" :laugh:

    Highly recommended.
     
  11. laurent

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    I use the excellent and simple round brown Eastpak coin purse :

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    I like it a lot : inobstructive and very rugged, can be secured through a carabiner and even full of cash (and here I talk about may be $ 25), it's never really fat (but can be rather heavy...).
     
  12. Valpo Hawkeye

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    I hate having change in my pocket. So I'm looking for a clever little change carrier to keep in my EDC bag. What do you use?
     
  13. Blackheart

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    Might want to have a look at this thread.
     
  14. scríbhneoir
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    Similar topics merged. :)
    Thanks, Blackheart!

    Karen
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  15. DB

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    This is the same one I use. I found them at Wilson Leather for about $5 I believe.
     
  16. ktkeith

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    I carry a separate coin purse - never liked the coins-in-the-wallet thing, and don't like them loose in my pocket. I've tried zippered pouches and squeeze-top pouches, and they work fine, but I finally found something like this:

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    http://www.amazon.com/Leather-Change-Holder-by-CTM/dp/B000KWPVFC/ref=pd_sim_k_img_2

    The lid folds snugly down over the body to form a "D"-shaped purse, then folds out flat when you open it. Tilt or shake the purse and the coins slide onto the lid, which forms a convenient tray; the little lip around the lid is the edge of the tray, and also the cover that holds the purse closed when you fold it. Pick the coins you want off the tray with your free hand, then tilt the purse up and the extra coins slide neatly back into the purse, which you can then fold closed. You almost can't lose coins this way, and when you slide them out for selection you can see all the coins in the purse, rather than digging around in the depths of a dark bag.

    You can pack a huge amount of change into a small space with this, and it keeps its neat, flat, disc-like shape; in my book, that puts it ahead of things like the Chawley Changer, which accommodate only a specific, limited selection of coins. It also has a tiny, clever hidden pocket on the top of the inside wall of the coin-container section (the little flap in the picture above), which is exposed when you open the lid - it's good for stamps, a few folded bills, or a small key.

    I got mine at some kind of closeout for a few bucks, years and years ago, and it's just getting nicely aged. I find it absolutely great. Amazon has several at all different price ranges, but the $5 one is all you need.
     
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    I use a small, zippered leather pouch:

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    Personally apart from 3 emergency £1 coins, i've never carried everyday use coins in my wallet, I just put up with a pocket of change ;)
     
  19. bzorg

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    Here's my gaul purse

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  20. HaroldB

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    I never carry more than a $1 change in a pants pocket, but have $10 in quarters & dollar coins in a 35mm film container. ;D

    I keep it in my go-kit that stays in the truck. :roof: