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Week 5, Day 36 August 1 Monday
I made a vow to collect all the 50 State Quarters if I ever go to the US. FYI: Each quarter’s reverse commemorated one of the 50 states with a design emblematic of its unique history, traditions and symbols.
My first state quarters were loose coins from the Vertuli family, from Tops grocery shop and convenience shops across the US East Coast.
I remember how I would excitedly and patiently check out the coin changer at a game arcade in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and at the car wash center in Sayre.
I know that in the US, this fascination of collecting the 50 state quarters is common among elderly folks in the US and some people would pick on me for this.
I appreciate all the new friends that I gained in supporting me with this endeavor.
If you look more closely, I only get to secure the Northern Mariana Islands among the US territories.
And I did try to collect all the US license plates while we were doing our cross-state road trip. I did find all 49 states. Understandably, Hawaii did not make it.