If only Samsung paid Apple their $1bn fine through 30 trucks of 5 cent coins

Somehow, a story has been taken seriously by some people which reports that Samsung paid Apple their entire $1.05 billion fine through 30 truck loads of five-cent coins. PaperBlog first legitimately reported this as a story, claiming that because Samsung can pay Apple the enormous fine however they see fit, they chose to troll Apple via a huge burden of coins.

Take that, Apple!

It's a damn shame that this story isn't true, in fact it originates from popular meme website 9gag, because naturally it would be hilarious if Samsung actually sent 21 billion coins to Apple. That is 105 million kilograms of copper and nickel - so much metal that it would take more American nickels than there are actually in circulation.

Unfortunately if Samsung ever gets around to paying the $1bn fine - after all we know this will be appealed into oblivion - it'll probably be through a boring wire transfer. Samsung, we challenge you to come up with a clever way to burden Apple with the fine; if you have any suggestions for Samsung, please leave them in the comments below.

Source: International Business Times
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samsung should pay them in rupees buried in various locations across the globe, underground/sea etc and then send apple a shovel with clues to the ruppes locations.

Pay it in a difficult to obtain currency that you are not allowed to have in the US

Or pay it in cheques, lots of small value cheques but each the size of the ones you see at charity drives

Put 5 cents into a high interest account. Tell them they can't access it until the interest reaches 1 billion dollars.

Or bitcoins.

Daniel_Pooh said,
Apple should be paying Samsung they are loosers and suck.

So I guess they can't sit at the cool kids table during lunch? Darn.

The idea of doing it, or the fact that someone decided to make up the idea that a company would do this? I see nothing childish in using your imagination for a bit of fun.

Gift certificates for Samsung products redeemable only through Samsung directly, each having a maximum value of 50% of the product price and one redeemable per product.

kkick said,
Gift certificates for Samsung products redeemable only through Samsung directly, each having a maximum value of 50% of the product price and one redeemable per product.

Yes, give them credit toward future purchases. They use their hardware so it would be put to use. I wonder if that would be a viable option since they do use their hardware.

In the UK, low denomination coins are only legal tender up to a set amount
e.g. 1p coins can only be used up to 20p and 5p coins up to £5

Dushmany said,

If you're referring to the article then yes it's legal, so long as the coin is in circulation


Well I don't know about US but as +S_Herbie has pointed out, in many countries it is illegal. Here in India, you can only pay upto Rs 100 in 50 paise coins. There must be some similar law in the US also..

No make it worse pay them in visa gift cards. 5 cent coins only have to be dumped into a machine. Visa gift cards have to be swiped through a machine.

majortom1981 said,
No make it worse pay them in visa gift cards. 5 cent coins only have to be dumped into a machine. Visa gift cards have to be swiped through a machine.

Make sure the Visa Gift cards only have 5 cents on each of them though!!!

Just a heads up (more stats) - the longest road train in the world in current operation is 7 trailers long and carries up to 460 tonnes. You'd need 229 of them to ship 21 billion coins to Apple.

how could people think this was true.. the story alone! and on top of that, it comes from 9gag.
The town I live in did this once tho, few centuries ago pay off a debt in nickels. few horse carts full of them

if you have any suggestions for Samsung, please leave them in the comments below.
lol, like Samsung is reading ?

Neobond said,
We can always pass it on, not like they are paying this week

you must have the CEO of samsung's number neobond? you probably went to school with him or something, might be sleeping with his wife?

Milan - said,

you must have the CEO of samsung's number neobond? you probably went to school with him or something, might be sleeping with his wife?

Errrr, mmkay