Thursday, January 2, 2014

Coins Used for Purposes other than Money

Day: Thursday
Date: January 2, 2013
Parshat: Bo
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 308
A coin that is used as a keychain by putting a hole through the coin is
not muktzeh and may be moved on Shabbat. However if that particular
coin is meant to have a hole in it then ideally it should be removed
before Shabbat. If one forgot to remove it he can still move the
keychain. An example of a coin that is meant to have a hole in it
would be the coins that used to be issued to be used for pay phones in Israel. A
coin that is used as a kameiah (charm) is not considered to be
muktzeh. It should be noted that one may only wear the kameiah in an
area without an eruv if it was written by a person who is an expert in
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