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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 32, August 6, 2006, Article 25

COINS CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, TOO

As noted in the article on cyanide, numismatics can at times be
deadly, but coins can also save your life.  According to a report
in Britain's The Sun, "A man shot by robbers was saved when a bullet
bounced off COINS in his pocket."

"One bullet hit driver Donovan Prinsloo but was deflected by 1.90
in change in his trouser pocket.

The other crashed into the seat between his legs and ricocheted
through a window."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

One famous life-saving coin from the past was the special $20
gold piece carried by Lt. George Dixon, commander of the
Confederate submarine S. S. Hunley:

HUNLEY SUB LUCKY GOLD COIN FOUND
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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