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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Found a Dime in a Grocery Store Parking Lot

Today I ran to the grocery store and on the way back to my car, I spotted a dime in the parking lot. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1999
U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition:  a tad dirty  but still mostly shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.95

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Found 7 Pennies Today on a Walk

This morning I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the door and the air was actually sort of cool! It's been so hot lately, usually over 100°F most days for the high. But this morning it was in the low 80s! 

I took a walk!

On the way to the grocery store for a few things I forgot yesterday, I found two pennies in the street in two different places. Then I found two pennies in the parking lot, then three pennies on the floor of the grocery store. 

I'm glad I took a walk because now it's back up above 100. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

Have you found any money recently?

UPDATE:  I just took another short walk and found 2 more pennies! That makes 9 cents found today.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies + 2
Year:  1973, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2013, 2014
U.S. Mint:  all D but one with no mark
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.85

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Found Money Blog -- 5 Coins in 3 Spots

Today I drove to the Goodwill since it's half off day. On the way there, I spotted a penny in the street (found money in the street!!), so I pulled over and picked that guy up! It was really beat up, but it's just fine.

Then at Goodwill I found a few things but didn't find any money. I went to two grocery stores and at one found a dime on the floor then a penny! At the other grocery store I found a dime and a nickel in the coin return of a copy machine. Yes! 27 cents!

Have you found any money recently?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  ?, 2014; nickel:  2000; dimes:  2007, 2012
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ?, D; nickel:  P; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  range from very new and shiny to tarnished and scratched up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.76

Monday, July 21, 2014

Found Money Blog -- 2 Cents

Today I found 2 pennies:  1 in the parking lot when I took the trash out this morning and 1 on the floor of the grocery store.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1981, 2009
U.S. Mint:  none, none
Condition:  1 is shiny, 1 tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.49

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Found a Nickel on a Short Walk

Today I took a really short walk, just across the street around a commercial parking lot. But I found a nickel so it was worth it! It's so hot out and I really miss taking longer walks. Oh well. When the snow's flying pretty much everywhere else in a few months, I can walk to my heart's content.

I posed the nickel next to a can I'll be using to make a tin can man. I added holes so this guy can have a face! I'll post a photo when I'm done. In the meantime, here are a few of the others I've made along with some other found object art.

Are you having a good summer? Hope so!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  P
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.47


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lost Money Experiment and Found Money

This morning I had to mail something I sold on Etsy. I didn't find any money at the post office this time, but when I was walking back to my car I spotted a penny in the street. Yay!

Then I went to the grocery store. While walking in I saw a little stone bench and decided to put a penny there (not my found penny!) and see if anyone would pick it up while I was in shopping. I set a shiny penny on the far edge of the bench then went in the store. 

When I came out it was still there! Granted I was only in the store for 9 minutes, but a woman was sitting on the bench! She could have easily snatched it up but since she didn't I did!

So my first lost money experiment to see if anyone would find money I "lost" was a fail. I think so many people are preoccupied and just don't look.

And yes, I picked it up, acting all surprised to have found a penny!  
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2000
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  scratched and tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.42


Friday, July 18, 2014

Found Money Blog -- Found Four Cents Today

This morning I ran a couple of errands and I found 4 cents:

  • a penny on the floor at Walmart in front of the pharmacy counter
  • 2 pennies in a grocery aisle at Walmart
  • a penny in a parking space

I just love finding money and that little bit I found put a smile on my face even though it was hotter than you-know-what out there.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1979, 1979, 1993, 1999
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  none, D, D, D
Condition:  3 are tarnished, 1 is shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.41

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