This unusual story may surprise anyone. A man from Louisiana, named Otha Anders, has accumulated coins that he has collected for 45 years.
He managed to fill fifteen five-gallon plastic water bottles that cost half a million cents.
When the idea came to him to save his pennies, he stopped spending them and after each purchase he had at least three to four coins.
“I never spent a penny, it was better to make change. If I was at someone’s house and found a penny, I would pick it up and keep it.
I always told people that if it was a quarter, I would give it back, but since it’s a penny, I keep it. said Anders.
Since he was a supervisor at the school, the students knew of his passion and saved pennies to sell to him.
Anders finally decided to exchange his “treasure” at the bank and to transport it he called a van.
He took the coins to the Ruston Origin Bank in Ruston, Louisiana, where he had been a customer for a long time.
The coins were counted by a machine, which saved a lot of time, and the bank staff did all they could to help the man.
Some friends and relatives also helped him. Plastic bottles were opened with an ax and a hammer.
The pennies were then poured into the slot machine with small plastic buckets.
Anders sat next to the machine watching his collection roll down the counter and bank clerks came to change the bag of coins every 20 minutes.
The process took five hours. And for all these coins that weighed 1270 kilos, the man received 5,136 dollars. He decided to spend his money on a deserved rest.
Otha Anders no longer wants to collect coins, he will find another distraction.