Couple Pays Off Mortgage in Pennies

Massachusetts man had been saving them for 35 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 6, 2012 12:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – A man who pledged for decades to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has made good on his promise. After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle of Milford, Mass., dropped off about 62,000 pennies weighing 800 pounds in two boxes for the final payment on the home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977. He tells the Milford Daily News he just wanted to make his last payment on April 24 "memorable." Daigle had been saving the pennies for years. (Read more mortgage stories.)

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