How much is 90,000 pennies worth in dollars? An auto worker has gone viral after he accused his former employer of receiving his final paycheck in coins.

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Georgia resident Andreas Flaten said that he received just over 90,000 pennies as his final wage in the form of a pile of oil-covered coins.


Mr Flaten, who left his job in November 2020, told The New York Times that he discovered the pile of coins at the end of his driveway on March 12th this year.

So, how much is 90,000 pennies worth in dollars?

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Georgia resident receives his final paycheck in coins

Andreas Flaten, a resident from Georgia, US, has accused his former employer, A OK Walker Autoworks, of getting his final paycheck in the form of oil-covered pennies delivered on his driveway.

Mr Flaten told The New York Times: “It would be one thing if it was just pennies. I wish it was just pennies.” 


He said that he worked as a manager at the car repair company, based in Peachtree City, south of Atlanta, before leaving his role back in November, 2020.

Mr Flaten’s girlfriend shared a video of the pennies on her Instagram account, attracting the attention of thousands of people.

Meanwhile, the owner of the auto repair company, Miles Walker, told CBS46 that he didn’t remember delivering the pennies on Mr Flaten’s driveway, and said: “It doesn’t matter — he got paid, that’s all that matters.”


A Fayetteville man said his last paycheck from his former employer came in the form of over 90,000 oil- or grease-covered pennies dumped on his driveway.​ https://t.co/t4Vddsthcx

— FOX 5 Atlanta (

How much is 90,000 pennies?

$900 dollars.

While 90,000 pennies equals to $900, Mr Flaten said that his final salary was $915 (around £666) and that he received 91,515 pennies in total.


“If I’ve done my math correctly, 91,515 pennies should come out to be about — at two and a half grams each — about 504 pounds,” he told Fox 5 Atlanta.

Has the auto repair company commented?

The auto repair shop hasn’t come forward with a public statement or comment at the time of writing.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Labor, Eric R. Lucero, was asked in an email by New York Times if it was legal to pay an employee in oil-covered pennies.

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“There is nothing in the regulations that dictates in what currency the employee must be paid,” Lucero responded.

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