A Ohio man who "doesn't trust paper money" hauled $8000 in coins down to his local car dealership to pay for a new Chevrolet truck.
local reports, James Jones, 70, produced 16 coffee cans full of dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollar coins to buy his new pickup truck.
But his coins only covered half of the $16,000 price tag, so he paid the remainder with a cheque.
"Paper money will burn, but it is hard to damage coins," Jones told reporters.
This quirky local story has been picked up by other news outlets - including the big guns like the BBC and Associated Press - and is providing some good publicity for Chevrolet.
It brought to mind a study that
Chevrolet released last year in the UK about coins - in particular pennies.
Citing Royal Mint figures, the car maker said 6.5 billion – £65 million worth – of pennies are currently unaccounted for throughout the UK.
Chevrolet said its survey showed that £26 million worth of pennies are littered around the streets, £11 million worth are lost in handbags and suitcases, £7.8 million in cars and £5.9 million down the sofa.