My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
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Digital Bank Counter

Tired of counting your piles of money? Let this digital bank do it for you!

It only looks like a shredder. It's not!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fresh and Easy and a Penny in the Street

Found a penny in the change tray at Fresh and Easy. Went home. Ate lunch. Rode my half-flat bike tires to Bike Barn. Got them full of air. Rode home. Found a penny in the street.

Yay!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1985, 1994
U.S. Mint:  no mark, D
Condition:  Dark, shiny
How much found money to date:  $.10  in 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

6 cents at the Safeway

Yesterday I found a nickel under a display stand of shampoo and a penny on the floor at Safeway. I also saw another penny but a checker dude was standing on so I left it there.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  nickel and penny
Year:  2006, 1980
U.S. Mint:  D, no mark
Condition:  Worn but good shape
How much found money to date:  $.08  in 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Found a Penny at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to volunteer. Read a couple of files in a criminal justice book then I went to Fresh and Easy to see what deals they had. As I was leaving Fresh and Easy, I found a penny on the floor. Woo hoo!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  penny
Year:  1988
U.S. Mint:  no mark
Condition:  Shiny with some nice patina
How much found money to date:  $.02  in 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Lemon Time Again and a Found Penny!

First, a recap of 2010's Found Money:

TOTAL FOUND MONEY:  I found $10.68 in 2010. This is less than what I thought I'd find, but never having tracked my found money before, maybe it's a lot more than I normally find. Who knows. I guess I'll continue since it is fun to keep track of these little windfalls or not so little windfalls, like the pile of coins I found in September.

TYPE OF FOUND MONEY:  I think it's interesting that I didn't find any paper money all year. Let's hope 2011 is the year of found PAPER money! And lots of it for all of us!

FIRST FOUND MONEY OF 2011:

The lemons are ready again. I still haven't gotten used to Arizona. It's January and the lemons are ripe. We had some really cold weather over the New Year's weekend. The temperature was below freezing for at least three nights, but my friends Barbara and Les gave me lemons they'd picked from her mom's trees. She said they had to be careful not to disturb the hummingbird nest in one tree. I'd love to see a baby hummingbird!

So, on my way to her house, I found a penny in the driveway. Let the games begin!


This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination: 1 penny
Condition:  worn with a gouge
How many coins/bills found to date: a lot, lost count with the jackpot
How much found money to date:  $10.69 (total for 2011:  1 cent)

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