I knew something was strange about the change I got from the jeepney driver. It was supposed to be two one peso coins and two 25 cent coins when I noticed that one was slightly smaller than it should be.
I looked closer and I was amused to find that it was actually a US one cent coin.
It’s not nearly as valuable as American silver eagles or rare copper pennies but according to current conversion rates, it’s worth .45 centavos. So the driver actually gave me .20 centavos more than he should have.
Not sure if it will be worth anything in the future. I’m keeping it in my coin purse, just in case.