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Here's Why You Should Never Pick Up A Coin From A Gravestone

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For thousands of years people have left countless different artifacts at grave sites.

If you've walked by a graveyard or been on cemetery grounds, you're quick to notice all the flowers, but how often do you see money on headstones?

It's not unusual to see tombstones covered in different types of coins, but many are unaware of the significance of this longstanding tradition.

The practice of leaving coins is speculated to have started during the Vietnam War, where visitors left money on the gravestones of U.S. military veterans to show their respect.

Some people believe that the money was given to fallen comrades to pay for their first beer when they are reunited at the gates of Heaven.

Most people think these coins mean more than that...

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