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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Found Money: $2.41 plus a $2 Euro coin found

So, here we are again. Time to report on my latest found money. Just $2.41 this time but for a couple of weeks, not too bad, I guess. 

The highlight of this found money (at least to me!) is the $2 Euro coin I found. It was in the change tray of a coin machine. I get it. The machine won't accept foreign coins but leave it there? Nope, I wouldn't! I have a little stash of foreign coins and my youngest grandson loves collected them too. 

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  And with the addition of this found money I have passed up what I found last year (2016). Yay! I still haven't found any paper money yet this year and it's kind of driving me nuts! Where are the dollar bills? The fives? The tens? The twenties?

Have you found any money lately? Let us know please! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  11 pennies, 1 nickel, 9 dimes, 5 quarters, a 2-collar Euro coin
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $41.46

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A 2 Cent Euro Coin and $4.45 Found

The past few weeks I've found $4.45 and a 2-cent Euro coin. Not bad!

One place I found money was a little surprising. I went to our little government complex to renew my passport and saw a soda vending machine. I check just about every vending machine I walk past so this was no exception. I found 3 quarters! I had to go back the next day and I checked it again. Another 3 quarters! But since then I've gone back and nothing. Oh well.

Have you found any coins or bills lately? How much? Where did you find it? I still haven't found any paper money this year. I'm getting a tad annoyed about that.

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Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  30 pennies, 4 dimes, 15 quarters, a 2-cent Euro coin
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $39.05

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Found Money Blog: A Dime Blank on One Side, a Mexican Coin, and Lots of Coins

I found a fun coin about a week ago. It's a 1999 dime that's blank on the back side. The photo shows this coin in the very front of the picture. I found the one-sided dime in a change tray of a coin machine along with a handful of other coins. I don't get why people leave money behind. I guess so I can find it, is all I can figure.

So, I love my one-sided blank dime, but I also found a Mexican $1 coin! Yay! I also love finding foreign coins. And see the little Adidas token? I don't know what it was used for exactly but I found it in the same change tray as the dime, I think. I found the tiny little charm that is marked "hairzing" today in a parking lot. No idea what it is either but I can't leave junk on the ground. No way, no how.

Okay, I was curious. Evidently HairZing is a brand of hair products. Here are some of the HairZing combs:



       

So, along with these fun pieces I also found a lot of coins! The total is $4.57. Not a bad amount of found money for a few weeks.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  37 pennies, 2 nickels, 16 dimes plus an error dime (only stamped on one side), 9 quarters, a Mexican $1 coin, and Adidas token and a HairZing charm
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $34.60

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Found Money Blog: $3.70 of Loose Change

So, since my last post (about three weeks ago) I've found $3.70. Not bad for taking the time to look at the ground mostly.

I can't think of anything terribly exciting about these pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters other than now they're mine! 

I found them in the typical places:  parking lots, change trays of vending machines, floors of stores, drive through lanes, etc.

I also found a 2014 California State Parks token for Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. It's pretty cool. I looked online and didn't see much about these tokens. Maybe they're used at the park for various services.

      

I found these cool art deco posters of Big Sur. I love this style of art.

Have you found any coins or bills lately? Please let us know! Speaking of bills, I still haven't found any paper money yet this year. Shoot!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  55 pennies, 7 nickels, 23 dimes, 2 quarters and a California State Parks token
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $30.03

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Found a 10 Pence Coin, Chuck E. Rocks Coin, and $4.47

Happy 4th of July! I'm taking it easy tonight. Going to watch some Offspring. Love that show! 



Since I last posted, I have found $4.47 plus a token from Chuck E. Cheese and a 10 pence coin from Great Britain. Yay! I just love finding money!

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  37 pennies, 7 nickels, 15 dimes, 9 quarters and a ten-pence coin and a token
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $26.33

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Found 58 Cents Today

Today I ran some errands so I parked my car in the middle of a strip mall and moseyed along through the parking lot. Here's where I found money:


  • My first place to find some money was in a fast food drive through lane. I found 7 cents!
  • Then I found a nickel on the floor of a grocery store.
  • I found a dime next to a parked car (and there was a man sitting inside but I nabbed the dime anyway!).
  • Then I walked across the street and found a quarter in a pay phone change tray in front of a grocery store.
  • And the last change I found was a dime and a penny in a parking lot in front of the grocery store.


So that's 58 cents worth of found money. Not too bad!

On top of that, I also found lots more money since I last posted:  $5.12 plus a pfennig (Deutschland) and a flattened penny of a gray whale from Birch Aquarium.

The other day I read an article that talked about enjoying your surroundings and to always look up at the sky. Well, can you guess if go around doing that? I do not. I look down because I have never found money in the sky.

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  47 pennies, 8 nickels, 20 dimes, 9 quarters and a Deutsch pfennig and a flat penny
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $21.86


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Finding Money, Car Wash Tokens, and Random Coins

This month I've found a good amount of loose change. $4.46 to be exact since May 10. Not bad. 

I've also found three car wash tokens and Mexican pesos (10 cent and 20 cent coins). I love finding the random stuff just as much as American coins. 

Have you been finding money? Please let us know what money or other goodies you've found.

With summer just around the corner, I was checking out some fun hot weather toys.

     

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  41 pennies, 6 nickels, 14 dimes, 9 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2017 to Date:  $16.74

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