Yesterday I took some change out of my pocket and put it on my desk. Later, when I went to pick it up again, I noticed that one of the pennies was smaller than the others. That couldn’t be right. So I took a closer look and found that it was actually a Bahamian coin.
When I get foreign coins as change, I always keep them. Partly it’s because they’re not legal tender in the United States, and I’m kind of a stickler for rules, but mostly it’s because I think they’re interesting. I also think it’s interesting how often I get foreign coins as change. I can’t help but wonder how many Americans passed this coin along before it came to me. You can’t tell from my pictures, but this coin is super shiny. It’s a real eye-grabber. You’d think people would notice that it wasn’t a penny and keep it. But maybe I’m the only one who finds foreign currency so fascinating?