Man Paid His DMV With 300,000 Pennies And It Took 12 Hours To Count

Man Paid His DMV With 300,000 Pennies

The Virginia man was sick of the local DMV wasting his time, so he decided to pay the sales tax on his two cars with wheelbarrows full of coins.

Nick Stafford, who has been fighting with the Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia, decided to pay his $2,987.14 tax bill in pennies.

The Bristol Herald Courier reported that Stafford hired 11 people to help him break open the rolled coins the night before he delivered them. It took four hours for his employees to break all the paper rolls with hammers and he paid each person $10 per hour, bringing the total to $440. He also bought the wheelbarrows, costing another $400.

Man Paid His DMV With 300,000 Pennies

It took five wheelbarrows to transport the nearly 300,000 coins to the local DMV. All the pennies broke the coin-counting machine and ultimately had to be counted by hand.

 The total weight of the pennies was 1,548 pounds, Stafford said. He said the DMV was required by law to accept the unrolled pennies because of a federal act that specifies coins to be “legal tender for all debts, public charges, taxes, and dues.”

It took staff at the local DMV more than 12 hours to count the coins, according to Stafford’s statement. Several employees stayed late to finish the count.

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