Printable Coin Wrappers




Introduction: Printable Coin Wrappers

Print your own coin wrappers and save a trip to the store if you just need a few.

Items needed:
Printouts from the attached PDF or Powerpoint file
adhesive tape

Print out the sheet or sheets you need and cut each wrapper out more or less precisely along the outer edge as shown in the yellow note box in the upper right corner of the picture.

Step 1: Fold

Fold the wrapper roughly one third of the way down to show the alignment mark. Fold it squarely by aligning the edges.

Step 2: Align and Tape

Now fold the bottom up and align the edges. Tape it. The tape doesn't have to go all the way to the edges but it should overlap both sides of the seam fairly evenly. You can just barely make out the tape in the photo.

That's it, the wrapper is ready to use. Open it up, stick a finger in one end as a stopper, put coins in. The shaded area is the height of the stack. Fold over the ends. Take to bank.

My printer is pretty accurate maintaining the actual dimensions laid out in the powerpoint and PDF files, but if you find your wrapper is a bit too tight leave a little gap when you align the edges for taping. Overlap more if it seems a little loose.

Step 3: Making Your Own Sizes

If the denominations in the attached files are not what you need you can modify the Powerpoint file for the coin sizes you need.

The two dimensions of the shaded area are these:

1) Height of the coin stack you want to wrap
- this is the dimension along the direction of the text, horizontal in the cut-out example below outlined in the yellow notes box.

2) Diameter of the coin times pi (3.1416) is the vertical dimension in the example below.

The box at the bottom with the alignment mark can be kept the same size for any coin size
The blank boxes on the sides should be made larger or smaller with the coin diameter since these are the fold-overs for the ends of the coin stack.

You can add your own background pattern or image for the shaded area, I only have B&W printing right now so these are a bit boring.



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    Sorry. I think I figured out what the problem is. The link I clicked was apparently and ad, not part of your 'instructable.' Apparently you have to be on the pay plan to be able to download the pdf. I don't begrudge them wanting a little money to keep the place up but, I do not use this site enough to justify paying for it.
    Thanks anyway.

    Where's the template? I clicked on the "Printable template" and all I got was some photo editing soft wear the maker wanted me to down load and install.

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    Sorry for the delay. I opened the link and I can see both attached files are still in the instructable. They are at the bottom where the comments start. There is a Power Point and a PDF version. You should not have to download any software. I don't know what that link was it's not mine.

    Nearly all banking establishments will open your coin wrappers and recount them using their own machines, unless you are one of their banking customers. And all of them will take your banded paper money out and check both sides of each bill before counting them because of the amount and type of good counterfeiters out there.

    Good places to take rolled money is the grocery store, there they weigh each roll to make sure they have the right amount in them.

    The best places to take your loose coins is a casino and the bank, they count them and don't charge like coinstar and other change countr you find at markets.

    the bank will accept loose coins or any way of bundling them together (wraps, bag, etc) the wraps are only for convenience. theres no standard on them. however, they will probably take all the coins out and put them through a counter to prove your homemade wraps show the correct amounts

    My local bank of America branch took a whole pile without a problem. Since you can buy them from several stores, all of which are different styles i doubt there is an "official" wrap. Some are made to hand-wrap, others fit into machines, etc. The bank only cares that they're not loose, and even some banks will run them through a counter/sorter for you, no wraps needed. Or you can pay to do it at those grocery store kiosks.

    I'm not following where you're going with these comments. I did visit your site. Bottom line is whether you use 3.1415 or 3.1416 it won't make any difference given the limited accuracy of the rest of the process. I just used the number we learned in grade school for the approximation of Pi. Powerpoint only goes down to 1/24th of an inch resolution on its fixed grid settings and hand-aligning the edges is also not a high precision situation. 1/10 of a mil (if you're using inches) is just not going to make any difference.

    Umm, the correct rounding-off of Pi (3.141592653589273... etc. to an infinite number of places) is 3.1416. I just rounded up to the most commonly used short form. Some savant remembered 10's of thousands of digits of this! Amazing. Here's a cool picture that turned up in a google search: