Yes. Some banks may provide free coins for their customers to use in a safe or for cash deposit in the bank and at stores. They will not do a free coin for money exchange (exchange credit).
How do banks deal with coin wrappers? Banks will keep records for 3 years, but will not give you free coins for money exchange, but will not give you more free coins for trade to another bank. For cash deposits and ATM withdrawals, banks may require a $40 coin deposit (cash deposit) and a $90 coin withdrawal. Banks will keep records of the deposit details for 3 years, but again will not give you free coins. So, you have to have a good credit history to get bank credit. So if there is a lot of cash in your account, you will probably not get the free coins.
Does coin wrappers count as cash? The law allows coins to be deposited to a bank account and withdrawn from the bank account at the end of the day, so coins that are not redeemed, removed, used or otherwise used by their holder does not count as monetary value. This means that coin wrappers which are used as paper money do not count as cash. However, coin wrappers that are used or valued for value in any way in the world (currency, real estate, etc.) and which are returned to a bank and are redeemed for cash will be seen as cash.
What do people do with coins? Generally people will put coins in the mailbox or on their lawn. If you are working at a restaurant, place your cash in the register, and put a coin in the pot.
Have you heard of an IRS rule making it harder to sell coins on eBay or similar websites?
Yes. In some states an individual or legal entity must register as an “Internet Business Account” as a way to avoid having to pay taxes on any net proceeds or “federal income tax.” Some people believe this is meant to make it harder for Internet businesses to engage in coin circulation trading, since this is where their money is “passing through” for tax purposes. Unfortunately, this is false. Even the person listing the coin on eBay or similar sites isn’t paying taxes. The person is collecting taxes from eBay, the “Internet Business Account” of the company’s owner or shareholders, or the “federal tax” tax paid on the net proceeds and use of the coin. The federal tax on the proceeds and use of the coin, by definition doesn’t “pass