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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Found 26 Cents at the Grocery Store

Today I spent the day with my grandkids.Wonderful! Then on the way home I stopped at a few stores to get some gifts and groceries. At at the grocery store I found a quarter in a change tray and a penny on the floor! Yay! 26 cents found!

Are you all ready for Christmas?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 quarter
Year:  1996, 2000
U.S. Mint:  D, P
Condition:  both fairly shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.92

Friday, December 19, 2014

Size Matters -- It's a Dime, Not a Penny

I found two pennies this morning then this afternoon I took a walk and found a whole bunch more coins. Here's what and where (as best as I can remember):

  • this morning, the two pennies in a parking lot
  • then on the walk, four pennies in an apartment building parking lot
  • a dime in the street
  • a penny in the street
  • another dime at a gas station
  • a penny at a car wash
  • what I thought was a penny in the street (but turns out it was a dime and the only reason I could tell was it was smaller than a penny, just as black as a very tarnished penny though, but size does matter)
  • a penny in a parking space in front of an auto parts store

Yay! That's 38 cents found today!
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  8 pennies, 3 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  some dirty, some shiny, some tarnished, one dime is gouged and scratched with what looks like copper showing through
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.66

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Found Six Pennies Walking Back from the Post Office

Today I had to take three items I sold in my Etsy shop to the post office to mail. On my way back to my car, I found six pennies:
  • two in the street
  • two in a parking lot
  • two in parking spaces
Are you all ready for Christmas? I plan to start baking tomorrow or Saturday and only need to get a few more gifts.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies
Year:  ?, ?, 1989, 1991, 2006, 2006

U.S. Mint:  ?, ?, all the rest D
Condition:  some dirty, some shiny, some tarnished, one is very dinged up and one is so tarnished it's unreadable and it's bent
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.28


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Found 10 Pennies Today

This morning I ran some errands and found two pennies in a parking lot then three pennies on the floor of a store. Five pennies!

This afternoon I took a walk and found five more pennies! Yay! Ten cents total found today. I'll take it.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  10 pennies
Year:  too many to mess w
ith

U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  some dirty, some shiny, some tarnished 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.22

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Found a Penny Today

Today I found a penny. I can't remember where. I ran some errands so I imagine it was in a parking lot or something. 

Sorry.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1980
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  dirty and tarnished 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.12

Monday, December 15, 2014

Found 52 Cents This Day

Today I did some Christmas shopping and found quite a few coins. Just take a look!

  • a penny in the street
  • a penny and a dime in front of a store
  • two pennies, a nickel, and two dimes at a car wash
  • two pennies in a parking spot
  • a penny at a gas station
I actually washed my car and when I was done, wandering around by the vacuums looking for coins (which I found!), I noticed that someone had used one of the vacuums and left with time left on it. So, being the cheapskate that I am, I drove over and used up the remaining suction. I got most of the floors tidied up. Nice!

So, are you finding more coins this time of year, too? I think people are just dropping more coins as they are shopping. What do you think?

UPDATE:  I just ran to the grocery store where I found a nickel in the change tray of the self-checkout register! Yay! That brings today's found money total to a whopping 57 cents.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 2 nickels, 4 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  from shiny to tarnished 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $44.11

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Watched Wild and Found a Penny

Today I saw the movie Wild and just loved it! I read the book a few years ago and loved it, so I figured the movie would follow suit. They left out some detail but it was fairly long (nearly 2 hours) so they had to trim some fat somewhere. This is still an excellent movie, and if you haven't read the book by Cheryl Strayed yet, I'd do it then go watch the movie. It'll make a lot more sense with all of the background info you get from the book, but it isn't really necessary.

So, this afternoon I took a walk (not a 1,100-mile walk like in the movie, mind you) but a couple of miles, I guess. I found a penny, one lone penny, at a car wash.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 1)

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished and dinged up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $43.54

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