Weird California: Family finds 1 million copper pennies while cleaning out Los Angeles home


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Having more money than you know what to do with is usually a good thing, but for one California family, it’s a little bit more complicated than that.

John Reyes, a realtor from the Inland Empire, is trying to figure out what to do with more than 1 million pennies he and his wife discovered in her father’s former home in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The pennies were found in a crawlspace way back in the basement of the home last year while the family was cleaning out the home that once belonged to John’s father-in-law, Fritz.

The home was built in the early 1900s, and the family believes it was once used as a bed and breakfast.

Fritz and his brother, both German immigrants, lived in the home for decades until Fritz passed and his brother moved away.


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There is definitely more than what those pennies are worth face value there. It would just be so time and labor intensive to go through all of them to find the money. I don't even think people are allowed to melt pennies for the copper but I am not sure. The odds of finding some real rare and valuable coins in that million pennies are high!
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