I am so glad I found these forums. I recently have renewed my interest in my collection of foreign coins and notes. The collecting has never stopped since childhood when my dad would bring me coins and such from his business travels, and then both parents abroad for leisure. Finally from my limited travels thus far.
I never collected for rare or valuable coins, I just thought it was neato to have currency from other nations, and for some reason telephone tokens. I have found it is even more neato to find out more detail about these nations, some still around and some not, around the time of the coins.