A couple of weeks ago when I was looking (unsuccessfully) for an old vaccination card, I came across a couple of the $10 commemorative banknotes that were released here in NZ for the new millenium.
Among the coins and banknotes you've kept as souvenirs, are there any which commemorate special events?
[Edited: 2012 Apr 01 09:04 - Jo Trouble:16935 ]
We have a small collection of coins and bills from around the world and we recently gave them to our nephew who loves to match the coins to the countries in the atlas. A future traveler in the making!
In response to: Msg #153686
Years in the future he may will post on a travel forum (hopefully TB!) about how that was the spark that lit the travel fire for him!
Great thread Jo!
I always try to save one set of coins produced by the countries I visit. The only commemorative currency I have is an Israeli 50 Agorot coin commemorating David Ben-Gurion. Along the way, I've also inexplicably managed to pick up 1,2 and 10 pence coins minted for the Ascension Islands.
I remember the first time I went to Mexico ( years ago) and for $1 you got about 10,000 pesos. It was crazy. I felt like I was playing Monopoly all week. So many countries really have beautiful coins and bills.
These are not commemorative as such, but interesting nevertheless. I was having a conversation about this thread with my wife when she disappeared and came back with the notes you see below.
Life is full of surprises 😊