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 Why do people put coins on headstones?

Answer Like flowers, toys and stuffed animals, coins are a common sight at cemeteries. Placing coins on headstones is an old tradition with several different meanings, from remembering the dead to making ... Read More »
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Why do people put rocks on headstones?

The practice on placing a rock or pebble on a headstone is an ancient one, and is particularly common among Jewish mourners. It is an act of respect on the part of the cemetery visitor, showing tha... Read More »
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Why do people put pennies on headstones?

Placing pennies, or coins of any kind, on headstones is part of some cultural heritages. It is also part of a tradition that dates back thousands of years and has managed to survive today.HistoryTh... Read More »
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Who were the first people to mint coins?

Although many cultures developed coins at different times, the world's first minted coin is considered to be the Lydian Lion. Made from a gold and silver alloy, this coin with the image of a lion w... Read More »
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Why do people put coins on gravestones?

Some believe a coin on a gravestone brings good luck, like making a wish in a fountain. Others believe it dates back to Greek mythology when coins were placed on the eyes of the deceased to pay the... Read More »
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