SLATON, Texas -- One man from Texas took that old Benjamin Franklin saying “a penny saved is a penny earned” to heart.
81-year-old Ira Keys started collecting pennies when he was 17-years-old. It was a collection his dad encouraged.
After 65 years of saving, he collected 500-pounds worth.
He finally cashed in his collection. It took the bank employees an hour to count it all.
The grand total: $816
Keys says he'll start all over again.