This page shows the progress of wealth coin #8 after leaving Japan:
5/19/2006: Wealth coin number #8 arrived in Minnesota, USA and I received the following email:
I was soooooo happy to find the wish coin (#8) in my mailbox today. It’s so interesting to see how coins from other countries are so different from those of the US. I found myself staring at it wondering what I should wish for and turning it over and over in my hand. Finally I knew the perfect wish and made it holding the coin tightly (am I supposed to tell?).
I will be sending the coin to my brother in New York this weekend… A. Dobbs