Finding one coin among all the others filling the coffers of toll booths is kind of like finding a needle in a haystack. Or really, it’s like finding one particular coin out of a bunch of others. But that’s just what one husband did after his wife had to use a coin with sentimental value to pay a toll.
The Texas woman was driving a rental car that day and thus, didn’t have the EZPass she was used to, reports KHOU-11 News. But when it came time to pay the toll, she was told the $10 she handed over was a counterfeit.
In her bag was the only coin she had — a Bicentennial dollar coin that she found in her late mother’s purse. It held a lot of sentimental value for her, but what was she going to do? So she used it to pay the toll.
Her husband then made a bunch of phone calls and got in touch with the manager of the toll plaza, who was able to track down the toll booth operator. That attendant remembered the coin and still had it, as it was the only Bicentennial dollar in the lot from the morning.
The husband explains that he also keeps a coin as a reminder of his deceased father.
“I keep it with me all the time, so I know how much it meant to her to get hers back,” he said.