TeachMeFinance.com - explain Sweating coins
Sweating coins -- This is a name for an illegal process by
which a percentage of the metal in gold and silver coin is
taken away. The method employed is to place a number of
coins in a bag and shake them roughly until a portion of the
metal is worn off by abrasion by friction. The dust thus
obtained is sold and the coins are put into circulation again.
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