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GUEST,Hilary Folklore: Silver coin for the baby (60* d) RE: Folklore: Silver coin for the baby 28 Dec 13

I read in Tristram Coffin's Folklore in America about a practice of putting a coin in a baby's hand. If it grasps the coin tightly, it will become a miser, but if it holds it loosely, it will be generous. I can't remember the precise location this custom was collected in, and have no idea if it's still in circulation as I think the book was at least 50 years old.

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