• seperator

March 5, 1983

 

Coin collecting can be a very rewarding hobby. It may even save your life.

Coins a lifesaver

Who says 18 cents doesn’t buy much?

A recent article in the Philadelphia Inquirer related the story of two men in Wentchee, Wash., who were quarreling when one pulled out a gun and fired. The bullet struck Dave Miller, 19, who was standing in a nearby parking lot.

Miller was saved by five coins – three cents, a dime and a nickel, according to police. Only moments before he had dropped the coins in his breast pocket. The impact of the bullet bent the coins and bruised his chest.

“It kind of spaced me out,” said Miller.