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Bank Staff Spend 18 Hours Counting Coins

posted 17 Aug 2013, 05:31 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 17 Aug 2013, 05:32 ]

Coin Counting -- Bank staff spend 18 hours counting coins

 China Central Television (CCTV) - A bank in southwest China's city of Kunming on Friday finished the counting of nearly 100,000 one-jiao coins (one jiao equals 0.1 yuan), after 30 staff members worked for 18 hours.

The coins came from a woman surnamed Wu, who drove a car with eight bags of coins to the bank early Thursday and required to deposit the money.

The bank staff carried the bags to a meeting room and started counting around 09:30. Since they did not have any coin-counting machine, the staff had to do the work manually.

According to the bank, they have mobilized 30 people, including security guards, to count. And by 15:20 Friday, the total 98,737 one-jiao coins worth 9,873.7 yuan were arranged in stacks.

Many staff members said afterward that they were so exhausted and did not want to look at coins any more.

This unusual deposit, according to local media reports, was caused by a lawsuit between Wu and a shop owner surnamed Pan. Pan was fined 68,000 yuan after having a physical altercation with Wu and her husband. The shopkeeper deemed the result totally unfair and decided to pay the compensation in coins as a show of protest.

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