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300 kilograms of coins trouble car deal

08-03-2011 14:06 BJT

A man surnamed Wang shows the 60,000 yuan ($9,132) of coins he used to buy a car at a car
dealership in Xianyang city, Northwest China's Shaanxi province, August 1, 2011. Wang, who
is a flour wholesaler, used a van to transport the seven sacks of coins, which he had
amassed through flour sales to business clients including steamed bread shops and noodle
manufacturers. In his work, he collects around 10,000 yuan of coins each month. The large
numbers of coins comprised of one-yuan, 50-cent and 10-cent denominations, and together
they weighed about 300 kilograms. The car dealership had trouble finding a bank to receive
the unusual payment, as counting it was not easy, and only one bank agreed to receive just
15,000 yuan of the coins and had started counting them. Meanwhile, Wang cannot drive the
car he wants to buy out of the dealership until all the coins are received and counted by

Wang stares at the remaining 45,000 yuan of coins, the black car he wants to buy from the
car dealership waiting in the background until all his payment is counted in Xianyang city,
Northwest China's Shaanxi province, August 1, 2011.[Photo/CFP]

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