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Friday, July 22, 2016

Tourist Found Money

Lately I've been finding a lot of quarters and more change lying around on the floor of stores. I think it's from tourists in a hurry to beat the heat and go camping or hiking or whatever they're doing as they drive through town.

I've found several quarters  in various vending machines:  water vending machines and newspaper vending machines mostly. I've also found money on the floor of stores and in parking lots, etc. The usual places. 
So, since I last posted, I've found a bunch of change. $3.44 worth! That's pretty good for a couple of weeks' worth. I also found a Rwanda coin marked 50. Cool! This is the first time I've found a coin from that country.

Have you found any coins or bills recently? Do tell!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  9 pennies, 3 nickels, 6 dimes, 10 quarters, 1 Rwanda coin (50)
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $23.13

Monday, July 4, 2016

Whoops, Long Time, No Post!

So, I see that it's been nearly a month since I last posted here. Whoops! I have found money but I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger. Busy with work, busy with friends and family, just plain busy.

Anyway, here's what I've found since my last update:

$2.45 in change. This includes all denominations:  pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. No bills but that's okay. Tonight I took a short walk and found a dime.

I watched a really good movie recently: The Age of Adaline. Have you seen it? What did you think?  


Have you found any money lately? Please leave a comment below and let us know.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  50 pennies, 5 nickels, 12 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $19.69

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Found Money: 58 Cents

Well, it's been somewhat of a dry spell for finding money. In the past few weeks since I last posted here, I've only found 58 cents. Today I found 8 of those cents, 8 pennies on the floor of stores and in a drive through lane.

The other money, a quarter, a dime, and the rest pennies were found in the typical places. 

How about you? Are you finding money these days? Let us know!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  23 pennies, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $17.24

Friday, May 20, 2016

Found $2.42 in 10 Days

In the past 10 days I found $2.42. Woo hoo! Most of this was in one day when I found six quarters in a change tray of a newspaper vending machine. That same day on a walk I found two dimes and two pennies. The rest has been found in a water vending machine, in parking lots, in a bank drive through lane, at gas stations, on the floor of stores. Really the normal places where I tend to find money.

It never gets old. What do you think? Do you look for money when you're out and about? 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  27 pennies, 4 dimes, 7 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $16.66

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Found 80 Cents Since We Last Spoke

Okay, so we've never actually spoken, but since the last time you read this blog (and I wrote it) I found 80 cents. Ta da!

Today I stuck my finger in a  change slot of a newspaper machine and a nickel fell out and I felt another coin. A dime! 

Last week I drove to Tucson and stopped (a few times to use the little girls' room). In one truck stop place in the middle of no where I found a quarter on the floor. Whoopee!

Oh, for a few weeks now I've been working on this chair. It was an overstuffed chair that I stripped of its stuffing. It is now a proud planter! As the summer progresses and more plants are blooming, I'll post another photo or two. This was a pain the butt, a whole lot of work, but I really like how it looks!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  15 pennies, 2 nickels, 3 dimes, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  shiny to tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2016 to Date:  $14.24

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

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