To exchange loose change for bills, or to use coins more effectively, it helps to roll them. Rolling refers to putting the coins into wrappers in neat stacks with the correct amount of money per stack. By convention, each roll of pennies holds 50, a roll of nickels hold 40, dimes have 50 to a roll and a roll of quarters holds 40. Many locations have machines that roll coins for a small fee.Continue Reading
Obtain coin-roll wrappers from a store or a local bank. Most banks provide these for free, or they can be purchased in bulk from some office-supply stores.
Dump the loose change out on a flat surface. Sort the coins into piles of 10.
Open the wrapper by squeezing it gently into a round shape.
Scoop up a pile of 10 coins in one hand. Gently work the coins into a loose stack. If you have small hands, you can work with only five coins at a time.
Pour the coins into the wrapper. Repeat with handfuls of 10 coins until the correct number for that denomination is poured into the wrapper.