Coin sorting apparatus with reciprocating coin pushing member

  • US 6,585,581 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2001
  • Issued: 07/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/11/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A coin sorting apparatus comprising:

  • a coin receiving area adapted for receipt of a plurality of associated coins;

    a coin sorting ramp;

    a coin stripper for moving individual coins from said coin receiving area onto said coin sorting ramp, said coin stripper comprising;

    an inlet in communication with said coin receiving area to receive unsorted coins from said coin receiving area;

    a backing plate located adjacent said inlet and adapted to support a stack of associated unsorted coins received from said inlet with a face of a lowermost coin of said stack abutting said backing plate; and

    , a pushing member located adjacent said backing plate and adapted for reciprocal sliding movement relative to said backing plate between an extended position and a retracted position, said pushing member, when moving from said retracted position to said extended position, engaging said lowermost coin of said stack and moving said lowermost coin onto said coin sorting ramp.

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