HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA -- I deposited coins: pennies, nickels, quarters, half-dollars and dollars into a Coinstar at the Ralph's supermarket.
None of the half-dollars or dollars registered as being counted and none were in the reject bin in the front of the machine. I called the Ralph's manager over. I asked her to look inside and she said she couldn't. I put another half-dollar into the machine to prove it wasn't registering and was not returned.
I asked to speak to her Coinstar contact but then she opened up the machine. (I guess she then remembered she had the key). Inside the Coinstar machine was a plastic container with my half-dollars and dollars and some nickels and quarters. My advice, if you use a Coinstar, have the manager there to open up the Coinstar machine to collect your money that is not counted and is not returned to the reject bin in the front of the machine.