What is the sound of coins being handed from one person to another?

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I would say 「じゃらじゃら」 is probably most common for that action, followed by 「カチャカチャ」.

(Far) less common would be 「チャリン」 for handing multiple coins. That would, however, be a very natural onomatopoeia choice if you are dropping just one coin onto a hard surface.

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    Perfect! I was trying to describe the sounds of the money-changers in the temple in Luke 19:45-48. Thanks! Mar 16, 2019 at 17:09

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