It took more than two hours for Member Service Representative Karan Singh, left, to help longtime credit union member George Shoemaker, center, count his record-breaking coin deposit. His son George Jr., who works as the credit union’s vice president/operations, planning & projects, also lent a hand.

The coin counting machine at Northwest Federal Credit Union branch in Herndon, Va.,  got a workout last month. George Shoemaker, a member for nearly 20 years, took to heart Benjamin Franklin’s advice: A penny saved is a penny earned.

For 20 years, Shoemaker has been saving his pocket change and his pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters have added up. By the time he brought the coins to Northwest Federal for deposit, they took over two hours in the coin counter, and totaled $7,124.

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