And speaking of the afterlife, maybe you CAN really take your coin collection with you. Or can
You never know what people might ask for when planning a funeral for a loved one.
In his 43 years at Layne's Funeral Home, Denton Harlan has taken requests for a host of odd things
-- including some that make burials with liquor bottles, rare coins or stuffed animals seem almost
One time, he had a customer ask him if he could load a loved one's ashes into a miniature metal
cannon that he kept on his desk. When Harlan modified it, the guy liked the makeshift urn so much
he asked for a second cannon for a relative.
But precious metals don't always follow the "ashes to ashes, dust to dust" metal-from-the-ground-
back-into-the-ground approach. I recently heard the story about a man who came into a coin shop,
sold a bunch of old dental gold and drove away with his money... in a hearse.
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