Disgruntled Texas Man Pays Speeding Ticket With 22,000 Pennies


KenK's picture

Our authorities are on to that trick. Fines are payable (here in MI) by cash or certified check (exact amount) ONLY. Write something nasty, rude, or obscene on the ticket or check or other submitted form and you'll be summoned and fined for that too. Found that out the hard way.

Darkcrusade's picture

Ha! He overpaid! The copper in the pennies is worth more than the face value.

Kenk, what is an authority? Gubbermint is the biggest counterfeiters of all.

A paper envelope dropped in the mail does not a summons make.
Although many volunteer to take on the burden and respond therby curing
All defects.

KenK's picture

@Dark Crusade
Are you sure? U.S. treasury pennies aren't pure copper any more for just that reason.

Darkcrusade's picture

Kenk , Right you are!


Lincoln Copper Cent 1909-1982 Cent (95% copper) *

Jefferson Nickel 1946-2014 Nickel

Lincoln Zinc Cent 1982-2014 Cent (97.5% zinc) *

* The U.S. Mint issued both compositions in 1982; they can be differentiated by weight (3.11 g copper, 2.5 g zinc). The 1943 steel cent is not included in the table above. Also, a tin alloy is used in one cent pieces from 1864 until 1962, but that value isn't significant enough to calculate.

It cost 1.7 cents to make a penny this year(2014), and 8 cents to make a nickel.
The loss on the production is added unto the "debt."