My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Found 12 Cents and Made Some Cactus

Today I ran a bunch of errands and lucky for me, I spotted some money! 

  • First I found a penny in the street, well, it was really in the gutter, but close enough!
  • Then I found another penny on a bench as I was walking on a sidewalk on the way to the grocery store!
  • And finally in the grocery store, I pawed in the change tray of the copier and out fell a dime! Right on the floor. I snapped it up and went on my way!

I posed them next to some cactus I made. Have you found any money lately?

And on another note, I was asked by Zazzle to write about their iPhone 6 cases. Do you know about Zazzle? On their website, it's described as "a community marketplace where you can collaborate with makers and designers to make almost anything" and that includes iPhone 6 cases!


Here are some fun iPhone cases from one of my favorite designers, EMangl. He is a talented graphic artist and photographer and makes some wonderful designs including pink breast cancer designs, fun elephant (and lots of other animal) designs, Mozart, and Mona Lisa to name a few!

Pink Ribbons Tiled Pattern iPhone 6 Case
Pink Ribbons Tiled Pattern iPhone 6 Case by EManglAbstract
Browse for another iPhone 6 Case at Zazzle 

Happy Elephant On Tricycle iPhone 6 Case
Happy Elephant On Tricycle iPhone 6 Case by Emangl3D
Look at other Funny Casemate Cases at zazzle.com

Aren't these great!? You can customize most any product like the iPhone 6 cases or a postcard or a pillow (or so many things!) with your name or a friends to make a perfect personalized gift!



And in case you want to reward a math student or teacher this year, check out my designs with Math Teachers Believe in Angles gracing them.

Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1983; dime:  2000
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D
Condition:  tarnished pennies, shiny dime
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.01

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Found a Dirty Dime at Goodwill

Today everybody and their dog was at Goodwill (well, at two Goodwills) shopping mostly for Halloween costumes, I think, though people checking out had a variety of stuff they were buying. 

Anyway, the lines were long and as I was standing in line at the second store, I spotted this dirty dime on the floor. I'm really surprised I saw it but so glad I ddi!

I found some vintage linens too (the Sweet Dreams pillowcases and two tablecloths) and listed them in my Etsy shop if you'd like to take a look.

Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1998
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  very dirty

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.89

Friday, October 17, 2014

Found a Nickel in Change Tray

Today I found a nickel in a self-checkout change tray at the grocery store. Yippee!


Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  1996
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.79

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Found 12 Cents Today on a Walk and in the Grocery Store

Today I walked to the grocery store because I just needed a few things. On the way, as I walked through a parking lot, near an ATM I spotted two pennies on the pavement. Then in the grocery store I found a dime on the floor by the coin machine. 

I made these vintage button pendants this evening while watching Inspector Lewis. I just love these buttons, but I decided instead of hiding them away in my button jar, I'll share them with others. I've listed them on Etsy if you want to check them out.

I love how my found money total is growing this month! It's the cooler weather, of course.


Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1999, 2001; dime:  2011
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.74

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Found 52 Cents Today

Today I had to run to the post office and run some other errands. While at the dollar store, I found two pennies on the floor in two different places.

Later when I was walking here in the complex, I spotted a quarter in some rocks and then another! 

And surprise, surprise! I got this fun Grumpy Cat book in the mail today from a friend! 

Need one of your own? Here you go:  

Have you found any money lately?


Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  1986, 2000; quarters:  1995, 2006
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.62

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Found a Bunch of Coins Today

Today I found coin after coin after coin. I love it! Each one brought a smile to my face!

First thing this morning I went to the doctor for a physical and got a flu shot. That's a first for me. But after having the shingles, I don't want to be sick again!

But back to the found money; here's what I found and where:

  • a penny on the floor by the checkout register at the grocery store
  • a dime in the parking lot
  • a penny in another parking lot as soon as I got out of my car
  • two more pennies inside another grocery store
  • a quarter in the self checkout change tray
  • a nickel in the parking lot

That makes 45 cents found today. Love finding multiple coins and all of the popular denominations! Yes, I would have loved to find a half dollar coin and some Susan B. Anthony coins but I didn't, and that's okay.

And hey! I just checked and one of the pennies is from 1945! So cool!

How about you? Have you found any money lately?


Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1945, 1981, 1982, 2001, 2014; nickel:  2000; dime:  2012; quarter:  1999
U.S. Mint:  none on the 1945 penny, all the rest are D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.10


Monday, October 13, 2014

Found a Penny in the Street

Today I found this penny in the street. The sun hit it just right and it was bright and shiny. When I moved closer, it blended in with the rocks and street so I felt lucky that it caught my eye.

If you remember yesterday I showed so fabric paint and today I used some of the brown paint on the stuffed cactus.


Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   too scratched up to read
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  shiny but very scratched up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $32.65

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