Personally, I hate carrying change. Coins have a habit of slipping into my wallet, into the folds of crumpled receipts, and are occasionally pulled out with my keys. Even so, having the right change can speed up a cash transaction. This is especially true if you commute and often pick up a newspaper, coffee, bagel, or anything else right before dashing to the bus or train.
If you choose to carry change, you can let the coins jingle loosely in your pocket, or stash them inside a separate or wallet-attached pouch, compartment, or container.
The Chawly coin dispenser is an acrylic plastic holder with four compartments that are sized to hold quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. The dispenser can hold 3 quarters, 4 dimes, 3 nickels, and 4 pennies – $1.34 total, but you can also skip the pennies and add extra dimes for a max capacity of $1.70.
A coin purse can accommodate many more coins (or other small items) than the Chawly dispenser, but the Chawly does have a nice minimalist appeal. These dispensers are available in a variety of colors for $5.95, or $6.45 with keychain, and shipping is $3.05.
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