Man pays car in full with 5 tons-worth of coins

LIAOCHENG, China (NBC/ CCTV VIA APTN) — A car salesman was astonished when a customer bought a car for $16,000 — and paid all in coins.

The salesman in a car dealership in Shangdong Province said after he made the deal, he asked the unidentified customer how he’d like to pay.

The customer said, “Cash,” and the salesman expected to receive 100,000 Yuan in bills, but the amount was paid in Yuan coins.

He said the customer took a nap while the dealership staff counted the money; he also watched a movie.

Then, the bank could only accept 2,000 coins at a time.

The total weight of the payment: 5 tons.

Eventually, the dealer took half the amount in coins, and the customer paid the rest by credit card. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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