Curious things we see

In an earlier post, we wrote about the limitless variety of stuff that comes through our doors. From time to time, the blog will tell about some of them.

Last year, we were offered several small coins, about the diameter of a button on a man’s shirt, that no one could identify and which didn’t show up in any of our references.

But, since the coins tested as silver, Kamaaina Loan acquired them for their metal value. We had to wait several months for Denis, our obscure coin expert, to tell us what they were.

Denis, who lives in New York, visits us several times a year and goes over the oddballs in the coin drawer.

He identified the small silver coins as Cambodian currency from the 13th or 14th century.

How they ended up on Maui we haven’t a clue.