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Offline chrisild

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MintWorld: Coins and Health Issues
« on: April 01, 2012, 04:21:36 PM »
The current issue of the new "MintWorld" magazine focuses on coins and health. You can view or download it here (PDF, English, about 10 MB). These are the topics covered:

Pathogens and Money - The Current State of Research
Dirty Coins?
Cash and Street Vendors - The Burkina Faso Example
Some Questions about: Coins as Carriers of Diseases
Health Concerns arose regarding US Coin Design
Nickel allergy and coins
Some Questions about: Experiences with Nickel-Containing Euro Coins
Money laundering as a customer service
Swallowed Coins in the Stomach - How Dangerous are Euro Coins?
Safe Coins - A pediatric surgeon's perspective
Coins as a cure in German folk medicine

Never heard of MintWorld before? Well, it's new. :) This is the first printed issue; the magazine will come out twice a year but the website http://www.mintworld.org/ will be updated more often, in cooperation with coinsweekly.com and muenzenwoche.de.

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Re: MintWorld: Coins and Health Issues
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 05:09:24 PM »
And nothing at all on the most dangerous heath issue of them all: sugar in mints?

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Re: MintWorld: Coins and Health Issues
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 05:56:07 PM »
Not yet. But I am sure one of the next issues will cover sugary and saccharine coin issues. ;D

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Re: MintWorld: Coins and Health Issues
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 09:22:15 PM »
It's Scare Yourself Silly time!

Some time ago someone posted a question about the safety of collecting tokens
from leper colonies.

I recently obtained a Great Britain half crown from 1663,
and wondered if it might have been around during the black death plague
which occurred in London in 1665.

However, there was the "Great Fire" in London in 1666,
which may have sterilized the coin as far as plague germs.

:)
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