"U.S. Customs agents this week seized a shipment of counterfeit money shipped in from China -- not fake 20s, 50s or 100s, but fake 19th century coins made to look like U.S. silver money that was circulated widely in China.
The fake coins likely were meant to take advantage of renewed interest in coins made from precious metals. The shipment is among the first from China that federal agents in Chicago have come across, authorities said."
"Favorite Element: My favorite possession is an old blue and white drum with brass trim that was converted into a coffee table. I found it at Scout on Clark Street several years ago and had to have it! It has served as a bedside table, a side table, and now is in the center of my living room."