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on 29 August 2014
If this was Dragon's Den, a Dragon would put 2 coins through the slot. The first would be wrong, and the second wouldn't register. At that point, Duncan would say "I'm out".
Everything about this is cheap below functional, from the rough screw-on lid, to the plastic pig ear which depresses inward never to look properly again, to the loose battery housing which resets the counter if you so much as tap it. The manual almost apologises before you even turn it on, giving you a list of conditions under which one cannot expect the count to work.
Even once you manage to work out the knack to squeezing a single coin at a time slowly through the tight mechanism (it's not a hole, it's a metallic sphicter), all it takes is on 1p read as 1 pound to make the reading on the top meaningless. What then? Take all the coins out to shove through again? And what if you want to take coins out to buy a coffee?
Please consider a jam jar. It is cheaper, sturdier, and is as useful for counting money.