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!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Found a Dime and Fresh Grapefruit

Today I went for a walk to enjoy the lovely weather! It is now in the 70s here in Phoenix, sunny and so nice out. As I was walking I spotted this dime in the gutter!

This will be my last found money of 2011 because I don't plan on going anywhere tonight. Do you party on New Year's Eve or stay home like me?

I also grabbed a couple of fresh grapefruit off a tree while walking. The tree was right next to the street and full of fruit. I figured the owner wouldn't miss a couple since there were already a lot on the ground. I ate this one with lunch and it was delicious!

I predict 2012 will be a banner year! For found money and for good fortune. At least I hope so. Happy New Year, everyone!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  2010
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   Scratched by shiny
How much found money to date: $4.91 in 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Took a Walk, Found Two Pennies (sort of)

Today I took a short walk and found this penny. So, why did I say I found two pennies in this blog entry title, you ask. Well, I found another penny but  it was embedded in the street. Perfectly flat. Tails up. I did try prying it up, to no avail. Oh well.

Have you found any coins or bills lately?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  ?, can't read it
U.S. Mint:  ?, too dinged up.
Condition:   dinged up big time
How much found money to date: $4.81 in 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Found Two Pennies in the Parking Lot

I have been a hermit for a few days. I decided to get out and take a walk. I didn't go far but I did find two pennies in the parking lot!

The pig in the photo is on some cute note cards I got for Christmas. Isn't he cute?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1968, ?
U.S. Mint:  none, ?
Condition:   tarnished a lovely brown, scratched and unreadable
How much found money to date: $4.80 in 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Guest Found Money -- My Grandson Found a Penny

Today my daughter and grandson came to stay for Christmas. When he got out of the car, he found (with Mom's help) a penny! He told me "and I'm keeping it!" Good for him! He knows me and those found coins!

Here he is showing it to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Found Three Pennies in the Parking Lot

Today, you guessed it, is half off day at Goodwill. I went to the one near my house and then to Big Lots! (they use the exclamation point in their name--I don't feel THAT excited about the place actually). Then I walked over to the Church's Chicken to use my $2 coupon for 2 chicken tenders, fries, and biscuit, and on the way their found 2 pennies and on the way back to my car, I found 1 more. Yay!

While at Big Lots!, I found this toy (no telling what it is, my grandson might be reading this blog... he's only 4, but you never know). I like the Caution statement in the upper right corner:  Do Not Look Directly at the Sun. Those red things are directly below are 3-D glasses, so I think they're referring to while wearing them not to think you're really a super hero or something.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  ?, 1975, 1995
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D
Condition:   One is dirty and I can't read the date/mint mark, other 2 are just dirty/tarnished
How much found money to date: $4.78 in 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Found a Penny

Today I ran to the post office, library, grocery store. The usual. I am so predictable, aren't I? Any way, I found a penny. It is in rough shape. I can barely make out the silhouette of Abe. It's even a little warped. It's good enough for my found money jar though!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  ?
U.S. Mint:  ?
Condition:   Rough
How much found money to date: $4.75 in 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Found Two Pennies

Today I went to a friend's house to feed the kitties while they're out of town, to the post office, and to a fabric store. I found these two pennies! One of them is from 1959! I think this might be the oldest penny I've found so far!

I don't put up a big tree but I did splurge and bought this poinsettia at Dollar Tree last week! Are you ready for Christmas?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1959, 1995
U.S. Mint:  no mark on either one
Condition:   Simply mahvelous
How much found money to date: $4.74 in 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Found a Penny on the Sidewalk

I found a penny on the sidewalk today. Yay! I had been to Dollar Tree to pick up a few more flameless candles (yes, they're a dollar!). I decoupage flameless candles and some "lucky" people will be getting these this Christmas.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2007
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   Lovely patina
How much found money to date: $4.72 in 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Found Two Pennies

I found two pennies yesterday, not today, but didn't get around to adding the post till now. Two grandkids came over yesterday and we took a walk. While walking one found a penny! Yay! I told them when we set out that if anyone of us found any coins--pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters--I would pay them both a quarter. So, I paid them each a quarter so I could keep the penny. Then I found another penny in the parking lot so they each got another quarter.

So, I ask, would you pay 50 cents for a penny?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  ?, ?
 U.S. Mint:  ?, ?
Condition:  first one is black, can't read a thing; second one is dinged up
How much found money to date: $4.71 in 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Found 8 Cents Today!

I ran to the post office (found a penny), the library (found some DVDs), the 99 cent store (found two pennies and a nickel in the parking lot), and Fresh and Easy (found food).

Have you found any money while running errands lately?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 nickel, 3 pennies
Year:  1974, 1993, 2003, 2003
 U.S. Mint:   D, D, D, D
Condition:  showing their age
How much found money to date: $4.69 in 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Found 77 Cents!

Today I went to Ace Hardware to get a spare key made. When I was done, I decided to take my trusty magnet on a stick out of the trunk and walk around the large parking lot and behind the buildings (there's also a Food City, an auto parts store, and a bowling alley in the complex) to see what I could find.

Well, what I found was a bunch of metal junk and 77 cents! I was shocked and amazed! There is an empty building in one corner of the parking lot and in the dirt next to building I found the majority of this money. I found one quarter in the parking lot, a nickel in the street when I glanced over while walking on the sidewalk. Ta da! Jackpot!!

Have you found any money these days? This has convinced me I need to hit more parking lots! Why not?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 quarters, 1 dime, 1 nickel, 12 pennies
Year:  1996, ?, ?, 2006, 2006, 11 pennies = ?
 U.S. Mint:   D, ?, ?, D, D, 11 pennies = ?
Condition:  the nickle looks brand spanking new, the rest are in various stages of filthy dirty
How much found money to date: $4.61 in 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Found a 10-Cent Canadian Coin

Today I volunteered then went to Sprouts for some fresh fruit and veggies. They have the best prices on that stuff plus the sale this week includes 25% off their bulk items, so I stocked up on chocolate covered raisins and peanuts. Yum!

As I was standing in line to check out, I spotted this shiny coin on the floor:  a Canadian 10 cent coin. I live in Arizona so you might think I'd find a Mexican peso, but a lot of Canadians fly south for the winter so it sort of makes sense after all.

I'm not sure if I should count this coin since it's not a U.S. coin, but I'm going to 'cause I'm the boss of this blog!

Have you found any money lately? U.S.? Canadian? Otherwise?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  10 cent Canadian
Year:  2002
 U.S. Mint:   P
Condition:  like new, shiny
How much found money to date: $3.84 in 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Found a Penny at Goodwill and Some Great Treasures

Today was half off day at Goodwill so I hit two of them. I found some good stuff, let me tell ya! I got this mirror, four clear glass jars with metal lids, and the little creamer. So nice! And that's just some of the stuff. All of it wouldn't fit in the picture.

Oh, and I found the penny in the photo too!

I also went to the Boys and Girls Club Thrift Store in Scottsdale where I found some old Christmas ornaments and other goodies. I don't put up a big tree any more (NO ROOM, man!) but I think I'll hang these ornaments from my living room ceiling fan.

Have you found any money lately? Have you started decorating for the holidays?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1997
 U.S. Mint:   D
Condition:  tarnished, simply lovely
How much found money to date: $3.74 in 2011

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