Mac and Mac's Pick: Collection of Money

By WEEK Producer

January 18, 2013 Updated Jan 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM CDT

When you get home do you throw your change in a dish? This is the same thing, only more so.

The owner of a printing business had been collecting small change from his customers for years.

This week he brought the accumulated cash to a bank in central China. 11 boxes filled with bills and a number of bags full of coins.

The head of the bank said the man brought in an estimated $25,700. Counting it all would take more than two weeks. All the currency was in the smallest denominations in common circulation in China.

Staff said most of the bank notes were damaged, had to be unfolded individually and could no longer be in circulation.

Fortunately for the printing company owner, Chinese banks can't charge clients for counting and arranging the small change they deposit.