Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Presidents' Day or is it Presidents Day or President's Day?

Whatever it is (I think it's Presidents' Day), hope you have a happy one. My day is going great because I found a DIME! President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's face is on the dime. I was actually hoping to find a penny or even better, a fiver, since Lincoln is my favorite, but this dime works just fine.

I was out riding my bike (it's GORGEOUS out today in Phoenix, in the 70s, a little breezy to cool ya off), and since there is no school today, I was riding through school parking lots looking for money figuring where there are cars (usually), there will be money (maybe). Yep! I found this dime at 28th and Osborne, Larry C. Kennedy School. I think it's a middle school. Not sure.

Even though there is no school today, it doesn't mean we can't learn a little something. Here's some dime facts from The Coin Alley:

Face on the coin:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Words on the front:  "Liberty" along the rim, and the motto "In God We Trust."  The date with a corresponding mint mark above the date. 
Design and words on the back:  A flaming torch and two different branches of leaves:  olive leaves to the left and oak leaves to the right. "United States of America" above the torch, "One Dime" below the torch, and the motto "E Pluribus Unum" in the background. 
Design first introduced in 1946, still in use today.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 dime
Year:  2005
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  Sparkles like a diamond in a goat's butt
How many coins/bills found to date:  13
How much found money to date:  $.31 


  1. I posted this link to my Facebook page and got the following comments:

    Doris: I found a penny in the street last week, but it was imbedded. I had to leave it!

    Kathryn: I found a 1982 penny between 2 trucks Sunday at John's Road Ranger gas station! It's mine and in my Found Money Jar!

    Pam: I found a 1943 mercury dime the other day and I got all excited until I looked it up and it's only worth $1. LOL

    Mary: I found a dime and a penny held together by verdigris. Two for one!

    Lots of found money out there lately! Yay!

  2. This is such a cute blog. Reminds me to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. And it makes me look forward to spring when I can go for walks again.

  3. Thanks, Amber. I love getting outside and I have to do it NOW! I'm in Phoenix and soon (too soon), it will be so blazing hot that I'll have to wear gloves to pick up a coin off the street!


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