The MTA is auctioning off 13,435 pounds of foreign coins

Posted On Fri, February 17, 2017 By

Posted On Fri, February 17, 2017 By In Transportation

It’s that time of month again when the MTA cleans house and gathers up all the stuff collecting dust in their offices and puts it up for public auction. While past offerings from the agency yielded all sorts of cool items ranging from vintage subway signs to old tokens to shiny grab holds, one eagle-eyed Reddit user noticed this month’s selection includes a very curious lot: 350 bags of “Mixed Non-Ferrous Metal Foreign Coins & Slugs.”

According to the photos provided, it looks like each bag is filled with everything from Candian loonies to those far more desirable Euros. In its entirety, the complete haul weighs exactly 13,434.75 pounds.

With that said, if you can figure out the logistics of transporting all these coins home, the MTA is taking bids via email until 5 p.m. on March 1st. They do, however, recommend you come by and inspect the goods before making an offer, as all bids are final and binding. You can schedule a visit by shooting an email to asset.recover@nyct.com.

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