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Woman Uses Valuable Coin for Parking

When we possess something of great value, we generally safeguard it. Through a series of errors, a South African woman failed to properly care for a collection of gold coins she inherited from her mother.

The valuable coins were mixed with the rest of the woman's loose change. While on a shopping trip near Cape Town, she parked her car and used a Kruger sovereign to feed the parking meter. The gold coin, minted in 1890, is said to be worth a small fortune. Despite its value, the coin bought no extra parking time.

How often do we exchange the priceless for the common or trade the eternal for the temporary?

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