This is kind of a sad story. Well, not sad exactly, but I can't think of a better word.
"A Texas man who saved his pennies for decades has finally turned them in for cash.
Ira Keys has been saving his pennies for the past 65 years. The 81-year-old man said he's just been following the advice his father gave him when he was a teenager.
"He says, 'Whatever you do son, save your money."
He took 500 pounds, 81,600 individual pennies to his bank and when all were counted, he was given 816 dollars.
65 years of penny saving, hundreds of pounds of pennies amounts to 12.50 a year. I'd have thought it would have been more. I also wonder if many of those pennies are worth more since the earlier ones were made of real copper.