My last post with the American "golden dollar" has turned into a discussion a old and odd-ball money. In it I mention my "gypsy chest" that I was working on. For those that haven't seen it, this is it. he front is covered in coins from all over the world, from Finland to South Africa, from Spain to New Zealand. The oldest coin on the chest is from 1851 (although there is reproduction of a 1st century Roman coin, the oldest coin I own is a 5th century Byzantine coin).
It's also interesting that, noting the handle on the right which is still the camouflage-green this chest was when I originally got it, a previous owner of the is chest was a Canadian Forces Signaller stationed in Alert, on Ellesmere Island in the Arctic Ocean- the most northern continually occupied community on Earth. This chest has done some travelling in its time.