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Burning Coins
Pocket change
Kids will always do stupid things, I suppose. -Megan Wilcoxson

Origin

Unknown; children

Type

American Coins

Effects

When placed into a pocket, the coins heat up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Placing into pockets

Collected by

Megan Wilcoxson

Section

Nero-637H

Aisle

482749-2939-829

Shelf

29395-0192-663

Date of Collection

October 30, 2016

[Source]


A small pile of American coins consisting of two quarters, three nickels, five pennies and two dimes.

EffectsEdit

When placed into a pocket, the coins heat up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause minor to severe burns, depending on how many of the coins are placed into the pocket.

Agents have noted that if all of the coins are not neutralized at the same time, they will heat up in the neutralizer bag until either the bag melts or all of the coins are placed in the bag.

CollectionEdit

Agent Megan Wilcoxson collected the coins from a home in Bald Head, Maine after the homeowners took their kids to the hospital for burns on their legs. Megan went to their home and asked the kids about the incident, when she found out that the coins were from a bet made between the brothers in the home. After realizing every coin used had to be neutralized at the same time, she went through the coins with the brothers to find every coin they used and neutralized them all.

Storage and HandlingEdit

Neutralizer gloves are mandatory. If the coins need to be neutralized, use of a metal container is recommended to prevent accidental burning. Never place the coins into a pocket of any kind.

TriviaEdit

  • For unclear reasons, if only part of the coins are attempted to be neutralized at the same time, they will heat up in the neutralizer until all of the coins are neutralized.
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