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Coins from a Dream Trip by Electric Peak Collection

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One item checked off the bucket list...


My wife has long dreamed about going to Bora Bora. A month ago we were finally able to get there. We spent four days there, and seven on Moorea, which is right next to Tahiti. Both are really beautiful.


Aside from the hikes and sight-seeing, one of my goals was to get nice examples of the local money... I wasn't the only one. While waiting at the Tahiti airport, near the currency exchange, I overheard a woman asking for shiny coins!


I had ordered some currency from my bank before the trip, and tucked away the best of each denomination. But the coins had to wait until I was there to get them. Most of what I brought back was change, but a couple were beach finds. The photo shows the best of each denomination (except the 1 franc [Polynesian franc, XPF, or CFP], which didn't turn up in my transactions).


Now I just need to find an actual complete 2015 mint set to commemorate the trip more formally.


To All: Enjoy your numismatic pursuits, and enjoy life!



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Wow, that's some serious travelling! Congratulations on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. I recently got pretty far away from home, myself. Here's some local currency that I brought back.



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