The Number of the Day: 650,000

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A California man named Thirry Chahez, channeling his inner Cosmo Kramer, found out the hard way that all money is not created equal. He was recently turned away from several different bank locations while attempting to pay a credit card debt with 650,000 pennies.

Related Fact: According to a recent estimate, it costs the United States Mint approximately 1.79 cents to produce each penny it cranks out.

[Sources: KPLC TV and Coin Update News. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]

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