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Topic: The Bitten Coin
Message: Posted by: Niko (Apr 2, 2004 12:26PM)
I have a bitten coin and I've heard somewhere you should keep the rubber band off the coin when you are not using it because 'the sulphur in the rubber can damage the coin'.
Is this true? Do you leave your rubber band off oyur folding coin when you are nto using it?
Message: Posted by: nitram (Apr 2, 2004 12:33PM)
Waste of time. Do you want to spend 5 minutes trying to put it back on to perform? The coin will last forever, the band will deteriorate before the coin.

Message: Posted by: kinesis (Apr 2, 2004 01:27PM)
Leave the band on. You're more likely to break it taking it off and on than if it were left alone.
Message: Posted by: Joker 808 (Apr 2, 2004 04:44PM)
I hav found that in the past it ha made no difference at all to the coin. whoever told you that wos a bit foolish really. as long as the coin is made from silver, it is one of the least reactive metals in the reactivity series and so would make very little difference at all. don't waste ur time.

Message: Posted by: Niko (Apr 2, 2004 04:54PM)
Thanks guys, but Joker 808, I don't think many coins are made out of silver!!!
But it seems tehre is no real threat to the coin so I think I'll leave it on - unless anyone else has any evidence to prove me wrong?
Message: Posted by: Jordini (Apr 2, 2004 07:00PM)
I wish mine was made out of silver! It kinda got tarnished. What a pain. I don't know what happened to it. I should really find it. I hope I didn't spend it.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 25, 2004 10:14PM)
The guy who fills the pop machine will probably wish you didn't spend it either. Do you know how much those things can JAM up a pop machine???!!!! (Just kiddin'!)