Why your pocket change might just make the best travel souvenir ever.
Nicole gives an overview of the book:
Some countries choose to promote their best selling point on their coins, something that's already well-known to the outside world, such as the Himalayan peaks shown on the Nepalese one- paisa coin, which a friend gave me. Usually, though, coins promote what a country likes best about itself, not necessarily what it's best known for. This probably explains why Swedish coins show the country's beloved King Carl Gustaf and not modular furniture or jump-suited pop stars.
I grew up in New England, mostly Massachusetts, though New Hampshire deserves some credit. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area now. I write non-fiction. I usually call myself a travel writer, though lately I've been having more success with essays. I've been published in the...