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BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A machine that does what a growing number of banks are refusing to do is becoming a mini gold mine for a handful of West Coast retailers, including Raley's, Save Mart Supermarkets and Quality Food Centers.The machine accepts, sorts and counts loose coins -- about 800 a minute -- for a slight fee and dispenses a voucher redeemable for cash or groceries, as well as manufacturer coupons.Consumers

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A machine that does what a growing number of banks are refusing to do is becoming a mini gold mine for a handful of West Coast retailers, including Raley's, Save Mart Supermarkets and Quality Food Centers.

The machine accepts, sorts and counts loose coins -- about 800 a minute -- for a slight fee and dispenses a voucher redeemable for cash or groceries, as well as manufacturer coupons.

Consumers like the machine, called Coinstar, because it allows them to em

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