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GUEST,Joe Folklore: Silver coin for the baby (60* d) RE: Folklore: Silver coin for the baby 24 May 12

My family did it during the days when babies wore belly bands. It was believed at the time that the navel needed to be kept in place after birth, so as not to rupture...or cloth belly bands were placed on the child....the bands had a pouch in which a silver dollar was placed to hold the navel in, but not exposing it to the coin itself...The silver dollar was large enough to do the trick. It just became customary to give the new born his/her first dollar to be used in this manner...

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