Last edited by Ammonhotep; Dec 10, 2013 at 08:17 AM.
"A man who has lived in many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village; the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age."
~ C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
“Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”
fingerscrossed has a good point. Your best bet would be to buy and dump the coins of the country you're in and hope to find US coins. I wouldn't order US coins because dumping coins IMO wouldn't work. I know in the US there are no banks at least that I've found that transact foreign coins, I always end up stuck with them. They only exchange bills, and even then you always get a rate lower than spot for that currency
I have heard (on this forum) a few guys that are overseas and in the military. They CRH their banks on their base and have found some silver. I guess the older coins just circulate over and over for years.
I was in a small town in South Africa a few years ago and went into a little store. They had a bowl full of foreign coins sitting on a table, about 35 cents for each coin. I searched through and was surprised to find a Roosevelt dime. It was one of my best souveniers of the trip!