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Screen_Shot_2014-04-01_at_6.40.37_PMWe are sure that you have heard about people who have a passion for collecting currency from other countries. In Corozal Town we found one such individual. Doctor George Sajia began collecting foreign currency when he first started to work as a money exchanger at the Northern Border. It was a part time job, one that grew his interest in collecting money from over 55 countries around the world. And that’s how he became a numismatist.


Dr. George Sajia – Currency Collector


“The first person that gave me a bill was Switzerland and the bill was so colorful and so interested that when I saw it that is when I really started to collect them and then I took it as a habit and asking the tourist about the bills of their country and that is how the collection started back in 1995.”


Victor Castillo – Reproter


“From since 1995 to present day, how many of these currencies have you collected?”


Dr. George Sajia – Currency Collector


“I’ve lost track but approximately I have around 55 countries in paper money and I also have coins.”


Victor Castillo – Reproter


“Can you list some of the countries that you have here?”


Dr. George Sajia – Currency Collector


“I have Canada, US, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, el Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, down to South America, Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina to mention a few and i have also a country called Brunei and it is one of the most prettiest bills and it is one of the richest countries in the world.”


According to Sajia, his hobby is far from over since he only holds 10 % of the globe’s currency. Over all the value of his collection is priceless.

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