If you ever see a coin resting on a gravestone, don't touch it

Feb 08, 2019
12:31 P.M.

When we see free money or coin just lying somewhere, our first instinct would firstly be to pick it up. While it may not be much damaging to grab a coin found casually lying around on the pavements, picking one up from a gravestone may not be such a bright idea.


According to a Facebook post from Dave Malenfant on September 26, 2015, such coins left at gravestone have deep meanings that would be lost should anyone pick up the coin and run away with it.

Malenfant explained in the post that a coin left on the gravestone is a sign of respect and bond. It is often left by the deceased soldier’s friends to let the family members know that someone stopped by to pay their respect.

A penny left usually implies that someone visited the gravestone to pay respect. Similarly, leaving behind a nickel symbolized that someone who trained with the deceased soldier together at boot camp stopped by for a visit.


Follow us on Twitter to learn more.


In another scenario, when there is a dime left behind on the gravestone of a soldier, it symbolizes that someone who served with the deceased one was there.

Finally, the most important coin left behind is the quarter. When someone leaves behind a quarter, it symbolizes that they were there when the soldier died.


Therefore, such coins left on the gravestone of the deceased soldiers are highly meaningful. If one is to simply pick up the coin and run away with it, the family members would never know if anyone ever visited the gravestone.


Such coins console the family members by showing just how much love the person they have lost had spread in the world. It is also a way of letting them know what that deceased person had died for.


The Facebook post from Malenfant with such an important lesson was shared more than 151,000 times making it go viral on social media.

You may not be allowed to take away these coins. But there are other several types of ancient coins that are truly rare and today have a high value, which might bring you some good money.


If you happen to find these coins lying around somewhere, you should immediately try to see if they are the vintage coins with great value.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Grieving Mom Believes Angel Watches over Her Son's Grave, Learns an Elderly Man Visits It Every Day

April 21, 2022

Woman Finds Hidden Safe in a Fireplace after Buying New House, Looks inside with a Spycam

May 07, 2022

Homeless Man Finds an Old Antique Ring in His Cup and Rushes to Seek Woman Who Was Wearing It — Story of the Day

April 21, 2022

Old Lady Doesn’t Let Anyone into Her House, Neighbor Steps inside after Her Death — Story of the Day

March 19, 2022

Poor Old Man Spends His Last $60 on a Rusty Old Box at Auction and It Makes Him a Millionaire — Story of the Day

April 19, 2022

Mom Finds Touching Drawing at Soldier Son's Grave, Decides to Track Down the Stranger Who Left It

May 21, 2022

Poor Boy Pays for Old Lady's Groceries, His Granny Gets $230k to Pay for Treatment Days Later – Story of the Day

February 02, 2022

2 Young Boys Stop Their Bikes on Passing Veteran's Funeral, a Woman Secretly Takes Photos of Them

March 09, 2022

While Digging in Her Backyard, Woman Finds a Chest and Only Opens It 3 Years Later — Story of the Day

April 05, 2022

Late Soldier Asked Son to Bring US Flag to His Grave, Boy Does and Finds Envelope There – Story of the Day

April 16, 2022

Grieving Mom Brings Lunchboxes to Her Kids' Gravestone after Losing Them in a Car Crash

February 22, 2022

Woman Sees Wealthy Neighbor Looking for Food in Trash Cans — Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Rich Woman Follows Her Daughter and Learns She Visits a Shabby Old Garage Every Day — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

Lonely Elderly Man Finds Out People Think He's Dead after Stumbling upon His Own Gravestone

January 27, 2022