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Rare pocket change used for cigarettes

LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania state police say they would like to talk to the woman who bought a pack of cigarettes with a handful of rare coins.

The customer didn't do anything wrong, but detectives are curious about where the money came from, WGAL-TV in Lancaster reported..

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"It's not a crime to present old coins to buy something at a store, but we would be interested to know if in fact the coins came from a theft or burglary, or simply (were) owned by an individual who wanted to get rid of them," Sate Police Cpl. John Duby said.

WGAL said the purchase was made at a Lancaster store two weeks ago with coins including a 1964 silver half-dollar, a wheat penny and some Indian head nickels and mercury dimes.

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