Coin sorting apparatus

  • US 6,165,063 A
  • Filed: 02/10/1999
  • Issued: 12/26/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/27/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A coin sorting apparatus comprising:

  • a housing;

    a coin hopper connected to said housing for receiving unsorted coins;

    a coin ramp connected to said housing and sloping downwardly from an upper end to a lower end and including a plurality of differently sized apertures formed therethrough, said apertures being arranged such that only coins less than a particular size pass through each aperture;

    a coin container assembly including at least two coin containers positioned adjacent each aperture in said ramp and adapted for receiving sorted coins which pass through that aperture, said container assembly having an operative position where said at least two containers are positioned adjacent each aperture to receive coins from that aperture, and a coin container removal position allowing for individual separation of said plurality of coin containers from said container assembly; and

    ,a coin separator mechanism for dispensing coins from said hopper onto said ramp.

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