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article imageMan pays for new pickup truck using $25,000 in coins

By Chris V. Thangham     Dec 23, 2007 in Entertainment
Paul Brant paid $25,000 in coins to purchase a new Dodge Ram pickup truck from the coin collection he gathered over the years in pennies, quarters and other coins. He also bought another car 13 years ago in a similar manner.
Paul Brant, 70, calls himself a penny pincher and saves every coin he gets. He said he was raised to be thrifty and used to save any loose change.
He said to the Associated Press:
As long as you don't put your hands back in the till, it really adds up,"
He saved more than $25,000 worth of coins when he decided to buy a new Dodge Ram half-ton pickup truck from Mike Raisor Chrysler Dodge and Jeep dealership in Frankfort, Indiana. This is not the first time Brant is buying a vehicle with loose change, he bought two cars Dodge pickup and a Dodge Neon in 1994 using $36,000 in quarters.
Brant stored his change in coffee cans, water jugs and piggy banks over the years, and was escorted by sheriff's deputies as he brought the rolled coins to the dealership.
The banks had refused to handle those coins so the dealer had to call an armored car company to count and handle the coins.
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