Sunday, February 11, 2018

I Was Surprised Finding This Money

The past week plus I've found some surprising money. Just the other day in a coin machine change tray I found two Kennedy half dollars plus some other coins. Who just leaves those lying there? Well, someone did and I found them! 

I also found three foreign coins this time:  a British penny and two Canadian coins (a dime and a quarter). 

So, I found $2.37 total plus the foreign money, which I don't count.

I just love finding money so it's always a thrill. Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  22 pennies, 3 nickels, 5 dimes, 2 quarters, 2 half dollars, 1 British penny, 1 Canadian 25-cent coin and 1 Canadian 10-cent coin
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $10.35

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Groundhog's Day from Found Money



Happy Groundhog's day! In celebration, Mister Tom Cat and I went outside and watched about 6 squirrels scampering up the tall pine trees in our yard. Mister had been watching them from the front window, his tale smacking the window, he was so excited! So I slung him over my shoulder and out we went. 

Mister is such a good boy (most of the time) and I'm tempted to get him one of these:

Doesn't it look like fun? (I know, if you're a cat.)

It's a beautiful day here and this morning I ran some errands. But I didn't find ANY money! Dang it!

In the past week or so though, I've found $1.98 in change plus 2 Canadian 25-cent coins. Yay!

Have you found any money, foreign or domestic recently?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  48 pennies, 1 nickel, 7 dimes, 3 quarters, 2 Canadian 25-cent coins
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $7.98

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Finding Money Here, There, and Most Everywhere

So, this past week has been a busy one. I didn't get out and about much, at least not in places where I could find money, I guess. But when I did I found $1.48! Not bad!

And guess what? I found another dollar bill! It was in an aisle at the grocery store so I snapped it up. This makes two so far in 2018 so woo hoo to that!

This makes my found money total so far this year at an even $6.00. I couldn't do that again if I tried!

We finally got some snow here. This is our first snowfall this winter (including the fall of 2017, since we barely even got any rain). We really need the moisture so I'm thrilled with it. But it's supposed to warm up to the 40s today and the 50s tomorrow so it'll soon be gone.

I could really use one of these:
  

But instead I used one of these:


What about you? How's the weather where you are? Are you finding some money?

Facts About This Found Money

Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime, 1 quarter, 1 dollar bill
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $6.00

Sunday, January 14, 2018

2018 is Looking Up ~ See What I Found!

Well, you know how I spent most of 2017 griping about not finding any paper money (till late December that is). I won't be guilty of that this year! 


I found a dollar bill on the floor of the dollar store last week! It was just lying there next to the little candy vending machines. No one was around so I walked over and at first thought it was a piece of paper crumpled up. But when I got closer I saw it was a dollar. Woo to the hoo!!

Here's a photo of Mister Tom checking out the found money for the week.

And in addition to the dollar bill, this week I also found my first foreign money of the year. I found a coin from Tanzania!

PLUS I found another dollar and 42 cents in change! So that makes this found money total $2.42 (plus the Tanzania coin, which I don't count in my found money total).


I looked up the Tanzania money and found this info: 

100 Shilingi
1993-2015
Brass plated Steel – 9 g – ø 24.5 mm
KM# 32, Schön# 35

I checked this website and the coin is worth... wait for it... 4 cents US. But that's okay because I'll probably give it to my grandson who collects foreign coins. He can add it to his collection.

So, I was thinking about the money I've found so far this year. More than $2 each week. That means if this keeps up I'm on track to find $100 (or more) this year. Woo hoo! We'll see how long the two dollars a week holds up.

Have you found any money lately? Please let us know.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  22 pennies, 2 nickels, 6 dimes, 2 quarters, 1 dollar bill, 1 coin from Tanzania
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $4.52

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Starting off 2018 Finding Plenty of Money

Howdy! I hope the new year is treating you well.

I've been finding money right and left this year! haha! Sure, it's only six days in but so far I've found $2.10-1/2! Yes, I found a half a penny today!

In fact today is when I found the lion's share of this found money. $1.50-1/2 to be exact.

I first took a walk around an empty school parking lot and found a penny then a quarter, then I found a dime and a penny in a store, then the half penny in the street, 2 pennies and a nickel in a drive through lane, a penny in a parking lot, a quarter in a newspaper vending machine, a pile of coins in a vacant part of a parking lot, and I don't remember the rest but I just kept finding money. I love that.

The money on the left side is what I'd found from January 1 to yesterday and the right side is what I found today! See the penny cut in half up front in the middle?

How about you? Have you found any money yet this year?

Oh, I also found the ring in a parking lot today. It's "purty" but I'm pretty sure it's not valuable. I'll probably use it on one of my tin can men (well, a tin can woman).

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  25-1/2 pennies, 4 nickels, 9 dimes, 3 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2018 to Date:  $2.10

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Found Money of 2017: I Did It! I Did It!

What did I do? Well, what have I been griping about this year? 

Anyone?

Give up?

I found paper money! The other day I was at the grocery store and while walking back to my car I spotted a dollar bill lying in an empty parking space! Woo hoo! Then I walked through a drive-through lane of a fast food place and spotted another one! In one day! Within 5 minutes of each other. 

I was shocked. 

But here's a photo to prove it! I also found 68 cents in change. Woo hoo!

So with this $2.68 that brings my 2017 found money total to $54.58. This is my second best yearly total, so I'm happy.

How about you? Did you keep track of your found money this year? If so, how much did you find?

I'd like to wish you and yours a happy new year. I am hopeful that 2018 will be less stressful. Don't forget to eat your black eyed peas tomorrow for good luck!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 dimes, 1 quarter, 2 dollar bills
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $54.58

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

End of the Year Found Money

Merry belated Christmas / Kwanzaa / Hanukkah / Festivus (whatever you celebrate!). I hope you've had a wonderful season and are having fun with family and friends.

This photo is my grandson and me being bell ringers at a local grocery store last week. It was fun and for such a good cause. 

I've been finding some holiday money and thought I'd share it with you today. Since my last post I've found $1.53 bringing my 2017 found money to $51.90. I'm hoping the last few days left will raise it more, more, more! 

We'll see.

But this total makes 2017 my second best year (total money found wise) so far for finding money.


And hip hip hooray! One of the pennies I found is a 1945 wheat penny! I love finding those. I also got another wheat penny in some change when I bought something. All in the same week.

Still haven't found any paper money this year though. Arrrggg.

Did you have a good holiday season? Did you find any money (in cards or envelopes)? :)

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  48 pennies, 3 nickels, 9 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $51.90

I Was Surprised Finding This Money

The past week plus I've found some surprising money. Just the other day in a coin machine change tray I found two Kennedy half dollars ...