I'm not entirely sure what the whole story was here but the client wanted to show the path these two people took together using a leather map and a few Canadian quarters. Whatever the story is I'm all for that sort of thing!
They wanted to mark each of the cities by placing a quarter in the map where that city would be and tracing a line to where they met up in Washington, DC. Canadian quarters are 23.9mm across but the closest bit I have is 25.4mm. That 1.5mm difference is just enough to be obvious so I printed some cradles/sabots so the quarters would fit perfectly.
Another new thing I tried with this map was building a new faux frame around the finished map. I used to do something similar on my earliest maps but with the stitching I figured it was worth trying again. I'm pretty happy with the way it all came together!