Classy ATM Spits Gold, Not Cash, in Florida

Machine installed in a shopping mall
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2010 9:22 AM CST
A new ATM is a pirate's dream.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An ATM at a posh Florida mall cuts out the paper and goes straight for gold. Slide in credit card or cash and get out a pile of gold bars and coins in a tidy black box, the AP reports. The German machine is primarily a novelty item, says its inventor, but could also be handy for investors who don’t want to deal with ordering gold over the internet or at pawn shops. There's also one at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. (Click for other wacky vending machines.)

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