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    Holes in things.

    So why do you see a hole in so many old coins?
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    Cause some one put a hole in them....

    Year of birth.
    Effect of silver on/in a body.
    Never be broke if you have a coin.
    Hem weights and a stash combined maybe.

    Lots of potential reasons...Why holes in coins?
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    What's ironic is they put a hole in the coin so they wouldn't lose it by hanging it around their neck most likely!

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    As far as the silver coins go, I've also heard that silver, having antibacterial properties, would be used to kill microbes in milk by suspending a coin by a string in it.
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    Silver and copper was always thought to have healing ability by old timers, i used to have nose bleeds alot as a child ,my grandmother told of wearing a silver dime around the neck to cure it ,so at five years old i wore one, and i dont wear it now but in my entire life i have never had another nose bleed.
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    I had never heard about them being used as healers, always believed that they were punched so they could hang them around their necks so they wouldn't lose them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLK HOLE View Post
    I had never heard about them being used as healers, always believed that they were punched so they could hang them around their necks so they wouldn't lose them.
    Colloidal silver is one of the best antibacterials around.
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    A holed coin would still spend. It was a way to remove some of the precious metal. They started rimming coins because people would shave them. This in addition to everything mentioned above. and yes silver has huge healing properties.
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    Before pants had pockets,people would hole coins and sew them to their clothes.
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    I got a Goldfield, Nv. token that has two holes. Looks like someone needed a large button
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    You punch a hole in a silver coin to match the one in your head. Gives you balance.
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    theres a thread somewhere it says people would tie a string to it and let it sit in laundry or something Ill copy it here if I can find it
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    You punch a hole in a silver coin to match the one in your head. Gives you balance.
    Thats a good one
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    I can remember farm labor wearing coins on a string around their ankles …. I am sure I asked some of them why , but I can't remember what I was told ...I do remember that bottle trees in the yard was to ward off spirits ….
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