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Coin-counting machines came into vogue in the 1990s when Commerce Bank started installing "Penny Arcades" in its branches throughout New Jersey. They were a huge hit for a while. Ex-Commerce CEO Vernon Hill used to credit the presence of coin counters for helping to drive deposit growth at his bank in the early 2000s. But banks have soured on the machines in recent years as usage declined and maintenance costs increased. Capital One pulled the plug on its machines in 2014 and two of its rivals, TD Bank and PNC Bank, followed suit this year. Here are some milestone moments in coin-counting history.


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