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Louisiana Man Collected Over Half A Million Pennies In 45 Years

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 Posted 11/17/2018  09:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I caught this on the internet. It happened in 2015. $5,136 worth of pennies - that's 513,600 pennies! collected since 1970. And this man turned them in to a bank at face value!
I would have loved to play with THAT pile.
Just call me Scrooge McDuck!

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 Posted 11/17/2018  1:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So why is this in the Canadian Banknotes Forum?
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 Posted 11/17/2018  1:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
oops! Because I have Dain Bramage ?
Sorry
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 Posted 11/17/2018  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/17/2018  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wait...maybe they're Canadian pennies...oops I mean cents...would make sense!!

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 Posted 11/17/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just think how much he would have lost running them through a Coinstar!
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 Posted 11/18/2018  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just like fplagge said. That would have been super fun to hunt. It would have lasted me months! Happy hunting!
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 Posted 11/18/2018  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I remember hearing about this when it happened.
I can't imagine saving that many of anything. Wow!
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 Posted 11/18/2018  4:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope he took back those water bottles , they are worth money .
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 Posted 11/19/2018  09:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HoboNickelCarver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Imagine the weight of that many pennies. It looks like he has them on a trailer behind his truck.
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 Posted 11/19/2018  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heard a news story a few years back of a guy so furious with his local tax collector that he paid with a 15 gallon drum of them. And yes, even though at first they would not except them, someone had the task of counting and providing a receipt. Maybe I'll try it myself.
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 Posted 11/19/2018  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add llewellin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's an average of 31 pennies every day for 45 years. I can't imagine getting all of that in change
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 Posted 11/19/2018  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That would have been super fun to hunt. It would have lasted me months!


That would last John1 about a week lol.
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 Posted 11/20/2018  09:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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That would last John1 about a week lol.
You are being very conservative.
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