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Where Does The Wear On A Worn Well Coin Go?

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 Posted 05/29/2021  08:00 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dant5150 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
If I lived to a 100 and I carried the coin in my photo in my pocket from an uncirculated condition for 80 some or so years rubbing it incessantly, could I rub a hole completely through it?

Where would the silver go? My pocket or did I absorb it in my fingers and thumb and have now died from silver poisoning?

I know this is probably a question only an insane type sort might ask, or is it, I am from Canada after all.

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 Posted 05/29/2021  08:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you continually rubbed the coin, at some point in time it would wear a hole through it. When will that happen, don't know. The metal would be in/on your skin and if the coin was a pocket piece the metal would be in your pocket to some degree. I would not worry about being poisoning by the silver, people take colloidal silver internally as an antibiotic.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dant5150 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I would not worry about being poisoning by the silver


Lol, I ain't. Zinc on the other hand, or copper! Gack! Could probably wear down the Zincolns to nothingness in a couple of months I would imagine... going through several 1000 in a lifetime!
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 Posted 05/29/2021  08:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I know this is probably a question only an insane type sort might ask, or is it, I am from Canada after all.

A good friend and CCF member Happens to live in Canada and I'm positive he would never ask such a lame question like that , however any member can ask almost any question that they feel is of importance to them . The silver may disappear and it might make a male that held it for 80 years , Sterile .
No not really .

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 Posted 05/29/2021  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I know this is probably a question only an insane type sort might ask, or is it, I am from Canada after all.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Best not to walk around with one hand busy in your pocket for any length of time.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  10:08 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not think a hole would develop. The outside edges would wear down first. The coin would eventually get so thin that it bent.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  10:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That says it well.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Best not to walk around with one hand busy in your pocket for any length of time.


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 Posted 05/29/2021  11:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You cannot rub it incessantly.
You must sleep, eat, relieve yourself, etc., or you won't live to 100.

But for lots of other reasons (among them the fact that human flesh does is not very efficient as an instrument of abrasion on metal), the answer to question 1 is no. I doubt you would be below AU when you croak.

Question 2: The abraded particles probably wind up in landfills or the bottom of bodies of water. For example, if they lodge in your clothing, they get washed out then run down the sewer. Same process if they wind up on your fingers (unless you never wash).
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 Posted 05/29/2021  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I hope you washed your pants in 100 years. The same microscopic silver dust is on all coins whether carried by you all the time or everyone else and went from one pocket to the next. Your quarter gets worn no matter who all carried it. Not to worry. Eventually a coin will wear so thin it would theoretically disappear I suppose.
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It goes into the ocean along with all the plastic.
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It goes into the ocean along with all the plastic.

Great , I'll find a way to recover all that silver from the oceans then sell it to the U.S. mint so they can continue making 2021 Morgan's and Peace dollars .

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 Posted 05/29/2021  3:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The metal as with anything goes into a additional dimension than ours. There are additional dimensions created constantly every time something is done in ours. It is sort of like when you drop something and it sort of just vanishes. It went into one of those other dimensions. This is why you now find something when you look for what was dropped and something else has replaced it. Then sometime in the future your original lost item reappears. That now missing Silver, or other coin metals, simply went to that other dimension so it will then someday reappear but somewhere else such as a Silver mine.
If you followed this and are considering it as fact, you may need help.
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 Posted 05/29/2021  5:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fplagge to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am rather certain that, if you a rub quarter for one minute every day, after 100 years or so you will be unable to father children.

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 Posted 05/29/2021  5:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This thread has turned into a circus .

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