Thursday, 12 March 2020

If you are self-isolating because of the pandemic here is a health-related coin. It is from Panama and is a 1/4 cuarto de balboa 2008. The inscription is protegete mujer

Which means protect yourself woman and is about breast cancer awareness.

Are there any health issues with coins?
There was a story in 2014 about the Royal Mint issuing coins clad in nickel.  Instead of the copper-nickel alloy that had been used since 1947, new 5p and 10p pieces were made from steel and coated with a layer of nickel. However, some people suffer from a nickel allergy.

You should wash your hands if you handle cash

In the Middle Ages a lot of people died as a result of coins – they were executed for counterfeiting them.

It is dangerous to swallow coins unless they are made of chocolate. If you do swallow one call a doctor for advice. Do not wait until you go to the toilet to see if there is any change.

Keep well!

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