Coinage Of A Distant Land

Last week, my mother told me someone had slipped her this coin in change in one of her northeast Pennyslvania local shops. She was annoyed when she got home and discovered it. She then asked me if I could at least maybe identify it:



I was stumped. As I don’t like being easily stumped, I resorted to a Google search on coins and the years “1987” and “1407.” After a few clicks around, I found the source country: Morocco.

When I told my Mom that, she laughed. “We get Canadian coins all the time. Morocco? In backwoods Pennsylvania?”

I shrugged and reminded her, “Increasingly global world nowadays, Mother.” πŸ™‚

Hope you’re having a good Monday….

4 thoughts on “Coinage Of A Distant Land

  1. Archon's Den December 16, 2014 / 9:05 am

    You could mail it to me if you’d like. I have about 500 coins from over a hundred countries, many of them obtained like this, but none from Morocco. πŸ™‚

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    • R. J. Nello December 16, 2014 / 3:20 pm

      Ha! Thanks. But she gave it to me. I’m gonna keep it. πŸ™‚


  2. casblomberg December 16, 2014 / 10:31 am

    I love old coins. Would love to trace the story of that one! Maybe your next novel??

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  3. R. J. Nello December 16, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Why not? We get ideas from all over the place!


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