Chinese man struggles with 1,500 kg of coins

Chinese man struggles with 1,500 kg of coins
A man counts coins collected from coin-operated laundry machines, at a warehouse in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.
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Most people want to have a lot of money. But perhaps they should be careful what they wish for.

A man, surnamed Zhang, in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, is troubled by his 300,000 yuan in coins that weigh more than 1,500 kilograms, as no bank is willing to exchange these coins into banknotes as it is just too large an amount, dfic.cn reported on Tuesday.

Zhang said that he accumulated these coins in two months from coin-operated washing machines and coin-operated electric vehicle charging stations he runs.

He used to exchange the coins with neighbouring supermarkets in residential compounds and schools, but their demand for coins fell in recent months.

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