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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Found a Stuck Penny and I Set It Free!

Today as I was walking into Fresh and Easy, I spotted a penny. Stuck in the asphalt. But something I found out today, with the temperature just over 100, is that when it's that hot out, the asphalt, the gooey part, is soft. First I tried to pry it up with my fingernail but it didn't budge but the asphalt did. So, I used my car key and it popped right up. I used a tissue to pick it up and of course it stuck.


Oh well. A found penny is a found penny.

As you can see it's a mess. I think I'll put this penny in a little bag and then put it in my found money jar. And the penny was tails up so I can't read the date on this one.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 stuck penny
Year:  ???
U.S. Mint:  ???
Condition:  stuck and sticky
How many coins/bills found to date: 48
How much found money to date:  $1.12

Saturday, August 21, 2010

3 Pennies -- A Limerick

There once was a store called Safeway
Where I shopped going this way and that way.
In the parking lot I spotted
1 cent then I trotted
Inside to fine 2 more at Starbucks. Yay!
 
Okay, this is the stupidest limerick ever, but that tells the story of the 3 pennies I found last night.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 3 pennies
Year:  1994, 1985, 1964
U.S. Mint:  no mark, Denver, Denver
Condition:  1 light and shiny, 2 dark and dull
How many coins/bills found to date: 47
How much found money to date:  $1.11

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sparkling like a diamond in a goat's butt

I was leaving Fry's today, ready to pull out of the parking lot onto the street and what did I see? Yes! This dime!

It was sparkling like a diamond in a goat's butt, as my dad was fond of saying. I thought at first it was stuck to the pavement but I hopped out and picked it right up. Ta da! And it's a mess but good enough for my found money jar! And this poor, sad-looking mess of a dime pushes me over the one dollar mark for found money this year! Woo hoo!

Have you been tracking how much money you've found? Share please!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 dime
Year:  1989, I think
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  dings and scratches
How many coins/bills found to date: 44
How much found money to date:  $1.08

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I ventured out in the heat, went to Goodwill (half off) then to the grocery store. I found this old rotary phone at Goodwill (was $4.99, the half off price was $2.49). It's been kid-approved by 2 out of 3 grandchildren. I'm sure it'll be a landslide soon (as soon as the third spies it). It was fun for them to stick those little fingers in the holes and take a spin around the dial. Comments:  It's heavy! I wish it worked.



On the way back in at home, found this penny in almost the same spot as the one earlier this week. Will have to watch that spot. Someone must park right there and toss their pennies, so to speak.



This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1995
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  fair to middlin'
How many coins/bills found to date: 43
How much found money to date:  $.98

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I was checking out today at Fresh and Easy, a little neighborhood grocery store. All of the lanes are self service, so after I scanned my stuff, I ran my credit card and I saw a penny, this penny, sitting in the change dispenser. Yep, I took it.

My finding money opportunities are slim lately. Since it's so hot (107 today in Phoenix), I mostly stay in so I don't melt. I'm looking forward to a few months from now when it cools down and I can ride my bike again.

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1973
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  dinged up
How many coins/bills found to date: 42
How much found money to date:  $.97

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Found a Penny, Picked It Up

This morning I ran a few errands and on the way to my car, I found this penny.



This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  2002
U.S. Mint:  Denver
Condition:  dinged up
How many coins/bills found to date: 41
How much found money to date:  $.96

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