Thursday was QSL bureau day (the day in which I
receive cards from the bureau). If that wasn't exciting enough, I also
received an envelope with a return address of "Rarotonga, Cook
islands"! Oh yeah, I finally got E51JD confirmed! This is my 149th
confirmed DXCC entity.
The stamp on the envelope was quite neat with a snail on it. But it was
what was inside the envelope, other than the card, that made this QSL
The paper enclosed with the coin says:
The coin portrays TANGAROA,
Lord of the sea and one of the
Great deities of the Polynesian
race. In ancient times this god
was one of the principal gods of
Rarotonga and adjacent islands.
This coin was withdrawn from
circulation some months after it
was issued when it was realized
that it was the same size as a ten
cent coin used in slot machines.
Honestly, I'm just happy that my card was received at the distant end
with an address that went something like (Pacific Islands via New