DES PLAINES, IL – JULY 06: Pennies lay in a pile July 6, 2006 in Des Plaines, Illinois. According to the U. S. Mint says a penny costs more to make than it is worth, 1.2 cents, prompting some to call for its demise. (Photo Illustration By Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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LEBANON, Va. – Now, that’s a lot of change.
A Virginia man used the 300,000 pennies to pay sales tax on two cars at the Department of motor Vehicles.
The Bristol Herald Courier reports that Nick Stafford delivered five wheelbarrows full of change, mostly pennies, on the DMW office in Lebanon, Virginia, on Wednesday. The coins weighed more than 1,600 pounds.
Stafford said he paid in coins to “inconvenience” the DMV.
Stafford was upset because he was not able to find out the direct number of the Lebanon DMV to submit a freedom of information act request. Later, he is sued because he says that he denied direct-dial phone numbers other DMV offices in this area.
Stafford ended the filing of three lawsuits, which were dismissed Tuesday.