Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

In my usual yearly tradition, on my birthday I go and cash in my birthday jar. Since I travel pretty much on a weekly basis for work and refuse to have a wallet, all my coin change (and recently all $5 notes) go into this jar after every trip. At 40-50 trips a year, this quickly builds up.

I was very keen to find out what it all came to this year, but you can't just take this giant jar into the bank, some sorting is in order first.

Here's the jar as it was this morning, with the notes and then without. How much do you think is inside it?


All the coins fit into four and a half ziplock bags.

My jar guardian is back in place and the coins are on the conveyor belt in the counting machine. This bit is always exciting. These machines still amaze me.

CIMG5968.JPG IMG_1375.jpg

...and the sub-total (just the coins) is...

Add in the 74x $5 notes to the value of $340 and we have a total of $829.4. Not bad considering this is just from change!

Next year it will happen all over again!

A quick disclaimer...

Although I put in a great effort into researching all the topics I cover, mistakes can happen. Use of any information from my blog posts should be at own risk and I do not hold any liability towards any information misuse or damages caused by following any of my posts.

All content and opinions expressed on this Blog are my own and do not represent the opinions of my employer (Oracle). Use of any information contained in this blog post/article is subject to this disclaimer.
Hi! You can search my blog here ⤵
NOTE: (2022) This Blog is no longer maintained and I will not be answering any emails or comments.

I am now focusing on Atari Gamer.