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    I don't get why places don't accept Canadian coins. they fit into the rolls and are the same denominations other than the toonie

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    I don't get why places don't accept Canadian coins. they fit into the rolls and are the same denominations other than the toonie
    Are you being serious? Aside from the fact that they are worth 30% less on average than their American counterparts, banks charge a percentage to convert to US dollars if they even will do it at all (many won't).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojay1997 View Post
    Are you being serious? Aside from the fact that they are worth 30% less on average than their American counterparts, banks charge a percentage to convert to US dollars if they even will do it at all (many won't).
    If it were that big a deal, I wouldn't find Canadian change all the time- I live in Minnesota if that makes a difference. I've gotten Canadian coins mixed in with American coins from banks, many times. no one cares. it's accepted currency where I live and I've never had a place turn it down.

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    Just an anecdote: I've never had a bank charge a fee for converting a currency from one to another or any special request for certain denominations (like $2 bills).

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    All I know is that the last time I checked, a lot of arcade tokens weren't nearly as worthless as I was hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    If it were that big a deal, I wouldn't find Canadian change all the time- I live in Minnesota if that makes a difference. I've gotten Canadian coins mixed in with American coins from banks, many times. no one cares. it's accepted currency where I live and I've never had a place turn it down.
    Sure, if it's one or two Canadian coins in a pile of change, it's not a big deal. Paying someone totally in Canadian coins (i.e. currency that is not legal currency of the United States) is a problem. A bank won't accept a roll of Canadian coins because the coins are worth 30% less and not legal tender of the United States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nz17 View Post
    Just an anecdote: I've never had a bank charge a fee for converting a currency from one to another or any special request for certain denominations (like $2 bills).
    Of course you were charged to convert back and forth from foreign currency. They just hid it by slightly cutting the conversion rate you received rather than doing it as a separate fee.


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    I had a 1% fee on a transaction I did while I was in japan. at super potato actually. mind you it was 1% on amounts of $100 or more and I spent $400 but still was pretty cheap

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