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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 25, June 18, 2006, Article 25

NEW YORK SELLING PARKING METER COINS

"Ever since the first New York City parking meter was installed,
on Sept. 19, 1951, there have been those who have grumbled about it."

"There have also been those who have tried to avoid paying,
inserting razor blades, metal slugs, paper clips and other
materials into the slot in an attempt to trick the meter.

And finally there have been those who, whether because they were
confused, curious, mischievous or cheap, have dropped foreign coins
into the meters.

So numerous are the foreign coins that the city, for the past decade
or so, has taken to selling them annually to the highest bidder. The
latest batch ? 700 pounds of foreign coins ? is now on sale by the
city's Department of Transportation, which is accepting bids until
11 a.m. on Wednesday."

"Although Canadian quarters, Dominican pesos and Greek drachmas
have traditionally been quite common, a quick survey of coins from
a 50-pound canvas bag that is part of the sale revealed money from
at least 50 countries, with both current and obsolete coins of many
sizes, metals and even shapes."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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