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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Found Money Blog: $1.33

Lately I've been finding a penny here, a penny there. Since my last post I found a total of $1.33. I found a dollar bill and a nickel and 28 pennies! See? Lots and lots of pennies. 

Today I found a nickel and a penny in a parking lot. I found the dollar bill aptly on the floor of the dollar store. Otherwise the pennies have mostly been in drive through lanes, in parking lots, on the floor of stores, places like that.

Have you been finding any money? I hope so!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  28 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dollar bill
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $13.44

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Found Money Blog: 48 Cents and a 10 Cent Australia Coin

Today I found 11 cents and an Australian coin. Score! I spotted these in a change tray of a coin machine at the grocery store. Rejects. The penny was pretty dirt and banged up so was probably rejected for that reason. The dime is domed, yes, curved. And the Australian coin? Well, it's just not American!

So that was 11 cents and I had found another 37 cents here and there so that makes this found money report a total of 48 cents and that foreign coin. 

How about you? Are you finding any money around these days? Oh and if you're interested in learning more about Australian money, here you go.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  13 pennies, 3 nickels, 2 dimes, 1 Australian coin
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $12.11

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Found 47 Cents

Well, we're ending up another month so I thought I'd report on my found money. I took a few walks since last time I posted and found 47 cents. Woo hoo! Hey, I'm actually always thrilled to find money. I found these coins (see breakdown below) at a couple of gas stations, in a driveway, at a bowling alley parking lot, and maybe somewhere else. Don't remember now. 

Have you found any money lately? Let us know!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 3 nickels, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $11.63

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Found Three Dollars, on the money!

Since I last posted, I have found $3.00 even. Two separate days I found over a dollar, which is rare, so this has been an exciting few days! (It doesn't take much, does it?)

Today was doubly exciting because I found a dollar bill! I think this is the first paper money I've found in 2016. 

I walked to Wal-Mart and spotted the dollar shown here next to the curb in the parking lot. It was folded over just sitting there. It's been really windy the past few days so maybe this bill flew from someone's hand and landed there. I don't know. I'm just happy happy happy I found it! 

Other places I found money (the rest was a bunch of coins) was on the floor at Wal-Mart, on the floor at the grocery store, in drive through lanes, in the street, in parking lots, and on top of a newspaper vending machine and in the change tray of another.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  15 pennies, 3 nickels, 7 dimes, 4 quarters, 1 dollar bill
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $11.16

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Found $1.30 in Change Here, There, and Everywhere, Well, not everywhere

I've been a slacker. I haven't updated this blog since March 6. What is that? Almost two weeks? Sorry! 

In that time I found $1.30 in change. Just today I found the most of any day in the past two weeks:  57 cents! All dimes and pennies. It's so strange when that happens, but I found five dimes and seven pennies. Today I found the money in drive through lanes, parking lots, and the floor of a couple stores. 

And here's a picture of one of the finished nightstands that I was painting last time I posted. I ended up giving them each a good coat of paint on the flat surfaces (copper on top and blue on the lower surface). I like 'em! I'm using one as a microwave stand and the other in the bathroom. I haven't really stored anything in the bathroom one yet, but plan to keep wash cloths and hand towels in it, I think. And I'll find a pretty to put on top. The tissue box was just handy!

I used this poly sealer to seal the paint once I was done and liked how easy it went on. 

Have you found any money lately? Do share!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  30 pennies, 1 nickel, 7 dimes, 1 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $8.16

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Found 95 Cents

Since I last checked in here ( a few weeks, oh my!), I've only found 95 cents. It's better than a kick in the head. Better than nothing. But it's not even a dollar. Oh well.

I haven't been walking as much lately. I did take a walk today and found a whole penny at a gas station! But then I drove to the grocery store and found a quarter in a newspaper vending machine and two pennies on the ground. Yay! This brings my 2016 found money total to $6.86. Not bad, I guess. 

Friday I found some nightstands (free!) and spent yesterday cleaning them up and painting them. I'm not sure I'm done. Here's a photo of how they look (drawers are not in). I painted them a bluish color then brushed a copper color over top. Hmmm. What to do, what to do.

Have you found any money lately? My sister found a five dollar bill in her yard last week. Yay yay! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  10 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $6.86

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Found Money Blog: $1.20 Found

The past week I found $1.20 in change. The big whoop was finding two quarters in the change return tray of a water machine. They were stuck way at the back. Score!

I think it's funny that I've already passed up my found money total for 2011, when I only found $4.91 all year. Weird. I must have had my eyes closed that year.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  15 pennies, 1 nickel, 5 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $5.91

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