Image Number 6 for United States Patent #5555983.
A cash transaction apparatus includes a plurality of storage safes for storing banknotes for each denomination. Each of the storage safes has a temporary stacking section for temporarily and removably stacking the banknotes, and a receiving section for receiving the banknotes from the temporary stacking section. Upon collecting the banknotes from at least one designated storage safe, the banknotes of the storage safe are supplied from its corresponding receiving section to an inspecting section through a dispensing-banknote conveying path, and counted therein. After that, the banknotes are stacked in a temporary stacking section corresponding to the designated storage safe, and then removed therefrom by an operator.