do you save any lil coins you have leftover after an intl holiday?
what are your favourite notes/coins?
weirdest ones you have?
I love Macedonian denar (notes and coins; coins are like pirate money and notes have peacocks on), Danish kroner and Ukrainian kopiyok. Some nice lil Chinese and UAE coins too. My faves are my Transnistrian coins/10 rouble note
(someone i know collects coins/notes - he’s gonna make a list of what he has and what he hasn’t got. if you’d be happy to contribute any of your leftover coins, lemme know. he’s alright for pounds/euros/US dollars but anything more unusual might be of interest)
I used to have a sock full of random coins from various holidays but I think it got lost last time I moved. Mildly annoying as it had quite a few pre-Euro nuggets: Francs, Guilders, Drachma and Deutschmarks for sure.
I went into a Bureau de Change (they call themselves Forex Bank but I see through that shit) on Tuesday to cash some UK tenners my mum had sent in my birthday card back in February. When I walked in there was one customer in there and the cashier was counting out
”One million…one and a half, two million” etc …up to ”there… 4million, three hundred and thirty thousand.”
And I was like wtf?!
Then the cashier said to the old dude ’Have a nice time in Indonesia’
And I did a superfast google and it turns out it was about £230
That reminds me of the regret I have of not buying Yugoslavian hyperinflation era money when I was in Belgrade. People were selling it everywhere for next to nothing and I still don’t know why I didn’t buy any. Notes with hundreds of billions on them. Crazy.