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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 42, October 15, 2006, Article 23

HOLED LARGE CENTS USED ON SHIPS?

Web site visitor M. Poorman writes: "I just finished reading your
piece on holed cents and wanted to add a bit I heard from a friend
who got some coins from his grandfather who lived in Boston around
the turn of the century. It seems that sailors on wooden sailing
ships would tack a penny on the bulkhead over their bunk for luck,
hence the hole. Quite a tale - it convinced me to purchase one very
nice 1851 large cent for $2.00. Just another theory to add to the mix."

HOLED CENT THEORIES
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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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