Hullo!! A couple of years ago, I did the Great Penny Hunt when Canada was phasing out the copper penny. Bob T. Bear's saving for a big trip and was counting his pence. I thought we might have a few to contribute so... went on a hunt to see what I could find.
This is my little treasure chest... let's see what I can find.
Hmmm... ***rummage, rummage***... let's see...
Jackpot!! 20 Euros and a Fiver. It's always good to have a bit of cash on hand for countries you visit often you know.
What else... old passports... meh... Hmmm... what's this?
A whole bunch of little baggies... someone is organized you know.
First up, some aluminum coins from the old East Germany. They are very lightweight and feel a bit like funny-money!
These ones look weird... at first I thought they were from France but...
I think now, they are old Italian coins.
A few from Mexico...
A bunch of Euro coins!! There are a fair few coppers in here but I don't think Bob T. Bear is looking for those.
Ah-hah!! British coins!!! Let's see... a 20p, 2 x 10p and a single solitary 1p!!! Well... phooie.. that's not worth sending!
Oh... there's more!
Heh-heh... this is Canada's other "official" currency - Canadian Tire money!!! Every time you pay with cash, you get a percentage back in Can Tire $$. They can add up to a fair bit. This is an old-fashioned looking one.
Ah-hah!!! A few coins rolling around the bottom of the tin.
Hmmm... two American 1/2 dollars... I don't think those are all that common. Mind you, when we were in... Cambodia 2 years ago, some vendor tried to give us a US $2 bill in change and we refused it because we thought there wasn't any such thing. Turns out there is!! Nobody ever uses it though I think... Maybe Jerry & Ben or Ajdin or Little Fox could explain this???
Finally... a couple of really yucky looking nickels and three pennies. Sigh... so much for this year's great penny hunt!