NYC Seeks to Unload Foreign Coins
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.
New York City is selling 500 pounds of foreign coins. People stuck the coins from around the world into parking meters. Some, like Greek drachma, aren't even used in their home countries anymore, but they were used by people trying to avoid a ticket.
It is not practical to exchange all the coins so the city offered them to the highest bidder. The city has been collecting bids instead of holding a live auction so nobody has to pay for parking.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.