A few weeks ago, I was walking on my way to the English school on the other side of the Tenmonkan shopping complex, when I spotted a shiny silvery metal disk at the side of the street. From a distance, it looked like it could be a 100 yen coin (worth about $1 USD), but as I got closer I could tell that design was wrong. I figured that it might be a game arcade token, so I went to pick it up just to have it as part of my collection. But, it turned out to be one of the U.S. State Quarters, for Virginia. It was a bit chewed up, from having a few cars drive over it.
Not really sure how a U.S. quarter made it to Kagoshima like that, or why someone would throw it out on the street. But, it's mine now.