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The bride and I were recently watching Outlander or something else set a couple hundred years ago--before people used wallets and paper money--and a financial transaction was being done.
When it was time to exchange the money, the buyer tossed a bag of coins to the seller.
They always toss the bag. They never just hand the bag to the seller.
So anytime you see a bag of coins in a film or on TV, rest assured that it will soon be airborne.
Remember the movie reviewers Siskel and Ebert? I recall one show where they pointed out the presence of a fruit cart in the film, saying that the sole purpose of including a fruit cart in a shot is its inevitable upset. Fruit carts never remain intact and part of the background.