The US is the second biggest tourist destination in the world (after France) and the most popular choice for international students. It's visible not only in the statistics, in Times Square, and on university campuses, but also in the amount of foreign coinage present in circulation.
Coins that stick out too much, are quickly spit out of circulation, given away by their unusual design or shape. Others function in it for years. The Canadian coinage is especially good at the camouflage game - the Northern neighbor's quarters are a common guest in American wallets, and one cent coins can be found even in official rolls straight from the bank.
Here's what fell into my hands over a few months.
From Canada/Z Kanady:
From the Bahamas/Z Bahamów:
From Panama/Z Panamy:
From Switzerland/Ze Szwajcarii:
From Australia/Z Australii:
From Portugal/Z Portugalii:
From Bolivia/Z Boliwii:
From Singapore/Z Singapuru:
From China/Z Chin:
From Thailand/Z Tajlandii:
From Great Britain/Z Wielkiej Brytanii:
From Equador/Z Ekwadoru:
From the European Union/Z Unii Europejskiej:
A bonus: a token for a ride on public transportation in Baltimore, valid until 2004.
Bonus: żeton na przejazd komunikacją miejską w Baltimore, ważny do 2004 roku.