Man takes dad’s advice, ends up with over 500 pounds of pennies

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SLATON, Texas- A man, who has been saving pennies for 65 years, just deposited over 500 pounds of the coins at a bank in Texas.

Ira Keys told KCBD, that he was just taking his father’s advice. His dad told him “Whatever you do son, save your money.”

People at the bank said they’d never seen anything like it; it took them over an hour to count the more than 80,000 pennies, which turned out to be worth $816.

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