Superstitions and Rituals Done with Coins

The history of coins can be dated back to three thousand years ago when they were first minted in Lydia, a region in Asia. Since the production of coins many superstitions have been linked to the use of coins. In the olden days, sailors introduced a coin into the small hole made in the corks that hold the net. This is to remind Neptune that they were willing to pay for fishing. Today, when a fishing boat is launched, a coin is put under the mast to ensure good luck.


When a person dies, a coin is put in between the teeth of the deceased as he is expected to make payment to the ferryman Baron that would take him to the other side of Stigya lagoon.

When building a house, a coin is put into the foundation alongside a sacrificial animal, or human being. This practice dates to the first centuries before Christ.

Another common coin practice instituted in the 1st century BC, is about throwing a coin into the air. If the coin falls down showing the face of Julius Caesar, then that is a good omen and could also mean a positive response to the question that is asked.

In ancient and recent time, people wrap a coin to their watch strap or hang it around their neck with other charms.  Such coins should be made of silver which is believed to be in contact with the light of the moon and can attract good luck.


In different customs, the coins have always been linked with the symbols of prosperity and abundance. An example of this is the popular Chinese coins with a square-shaped hole in the center, and tied by a red silk thread. These serve as one of the most powerful money activators in Feng Shui. In addition to Feng Shui, other spiritual currents such as White Magic, use coins as an ingredient in simple rites, to enhance prosperity.

One of the most well-known and easy-to-prepare money rituals, is to place a white or gold plate near the door to the home (on the right side, if you are looking from the outside). Above the plate you must place several coins of different denomination that are legal tender in your country (valid at the time of the ritual). Each month, take some coins from the plate, and spend them on something of interest to you.

Note: The plate should never be empty and the coins taken have to be replaced by others (preferably of equal or greater denomination). The idea is to create the energy that ensures money circulation remains constant in the house. 

Buddha Ritual with coins

Materials needed:

  • A Buddha statue
  • A deep plate
  • A stone Magnet
  • Some coins
  • Water


Place the Buddha in the center of the plate. Next, place the magnetic stone and some coins next to the figure. Subsequently, pour a little water to cover the coins.

Every day add some coins. In this way, your Buddha will begin to attract abundance to your life. Change the water every week and choose a day to remove the coins and donate them to charity.

A coin can also be used as an effective amulet to divert bad luck and the evil sent by an enemy. Many carry it in their purse always and there is even a common belief that a bent coin prevents butter from being cut while it is being made.

Do not spend the first coin won in a game or found on the way. Keep it as your good luck charm and it would help you to get more money.

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