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A FORGOTTEN BOX OF COINS PROVIDES A TRIP THROUGH ASIA

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Wissahickon Collection

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But, Where Did They Come From?

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon a long forgotten box of non- US coins. There's nothing valuable here, but the box did contain a nice cross section of the world. They are primarily 20th century coins,1960's and 70's, with a few from the 1940-50 era.

The coins, organized by country included:

Hong Kong (maybe they will be valuable in the future since these are the obsolete British coinage), Maylasia, Singapore, and Vietnam.

The kicker is, "I have absolutely no idea where they came from!"

I don't remember when, where, how, why I acquired this grouping.

Was it a mass purchase; or a little over time; or, what?

I reviewed old invoices, purchase records, and inventory lists. And still, NO IDEA where they came from.

But it was a nice trip through Southeast Asia. All the coins are brilliant uncirculated and beautiful. I returned home to the US via some additional finds in the box: a nice circulated grouping from Egypt (1890's to 1900's), and another BU collection from Brazil in the 1970's.

All in all, an inexpensive vacation; but, WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?!!!

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