A man and his friend gave two Chinese banks a major headache after bringing in a bucket with 9,999 coins.
The gift of eternal love: In a now-viral video taken on Nov. 15, a man identified as Jiang brought a bucket of his 9,999 1-yuan coins (approximately $1,566) to one of the banks to deposit in China’s Henan Province.
According to Newsflare, Jiang received the coins as a wedding gift from his five childhood friends.
In the video, two men can be seen taking the bucket of coins, which weighed over 60 kg (130 pounds), from the back of a car to a bank.
They reportedly took the coins to a second bank as well. Both banks spent a total of seven hours counting the almost 10,000 1-yuan coins.
Lucky number 9: The number 9 is popular at birthdays and weddings, as it represents eternity in Chinese numerology. The highest single-digit number has the same pronunciation as “jiu,” the Chinese character that means everlasting.
The number 9 is also traditionally linked to Chinese emperors, some of whom had silk robes embroidered with nine dragons.
A popular myth also states that the Forbidden Palace has 9,999 and a half rooms because only the God of Heaven, or the Jade Emperor, deserved 10,000 rooms.
Featured Image via South China Morning Post
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