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Ohio man buys new truck with thousands of coins

Wed Aug 13, 9:45 AM ET

CINCINNATI - An Ohio man who says he doesn't trust paper money has delivered enough coins to cover half the price of a brand new pickup truck.

Employees at a dealership in the Cincinnati suburb of Springdale say 70-year-old James Jones plunked down 16 coffee cans full of coins Tuesday for a new Chevrolet Silverado.

Salesman David Crisswell says employees spent 90 minutes counting the collection of dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollar coins, which covered half the $16,000 price of the pickup.

Jones and his wife, Betty, wrote a check for the other half of the cost.

Jones' son says his dad has always preferred to pay with coins. Dennis Jones says he's most amazed that his penny-pinching father decided to replace his 1981 pickup, which struck his father when its parking brake failed last year, putting him in a hospital.

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I often wonder why we even need all the coins we have. I mean seriously, are pennies, nickels and dimes REALLY necessary anymore? Would it be that hard to just round things up to the nearest quarter?

do you know it actually cost 3 cents to make 1 penny.. talk about useless... the only thing i use pennys for is the give them to the Homeless Voice people so they dont give me that "your cheap" look

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