Texas man, 81, cashes in 500 pounds of pennies

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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.

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