As Doc and I have travelled around the world we’ve come to agree with the old saying “There’s No Place Like Home” – especially when it comes to coin finding. Tanzania, Canada, Australia and other places just do not provide the same opportunities as the USA does.
Doc and I spent the month of May in Australia. We were told it would be practically IMPOSSIBLE to find coins since essentially no one uses cash any longer and pennies were withdrawn from circulation in 1992. For the first week Down Under Doc and I did not find a single coin. I then asked for Angel assistance in a few circumstances (such as at airports) and came home with 18 coins. Not bad, but not very much for an entire month. We saw many more kangaroos than wayward coins.
Once Doc and I returned home, we spent the first two days around the house just unpacking, doing laundry, working in the yard, paying bills, etc. Finally, on Day #3 we ventured out to do work at our rental house and run some errands. We found 14 pennies, a nickel, and a dime.
On Day #4 Doc went grocery shopping. He came home with 3(P), 3(N), 2(D), 2(Q). That’s TWO complete Hits for the Cycle! That’s pretty rare now-a-days. (A Hit for the Cycle is one each the four basic coins – P, N, D, Q)
So in just two days we found 26 coins.
It’s good to be Back in the USA.