In the late 1960s Otha Anders picked up a penny and set it aside in a special jar. He did the same thing with every penny he saw for the next 45 years.
“I became convinced that spotting a lost or dropped penny was an additional God-given incentive reminding me to always be thankful,” he told The News Star. “I would never spend a penny,” he said. “I would break a dollar before giving up a penny.”
Just recently the now 73-year-old Anders decided it was finally time to trade in his ridiculous coin collection for cash.
The bank teller couldn’t believe it when Anders showed up with more than 500,000 pennies for a grand total of $5,136.14!