Man deposits 20 years' worth of coins at CUHERNDON, Va. (6/12/12)--George Shoemaker, a member of Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., is proof that saving pocket change can pay off.
|After 20 years of collecting pocket change, George Shoemaker, a member of Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., delivers $7,124 in coins for deposit. (Photo provided by Northwest FCU)|
"I decided back around 1990 to start saving my loose change," Shoemaker said. "I work at a grocery store as a meat cutter and had access to those old barrel style pickle jars to store my change. Today I had more than 20 big pickle jars full of pennies and coins."
Shoemaker said he will use the money toward his retirement.
"Some may see pocket change as a small or unimportant amount of money," said Northwest FCU President/CEO Gerrianne "Winky" Burks. "George's experience illustrates how saving small quantities can really add up."