My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Found Three Pennies and One Pressed Penny

I took my magnet for a walk (it needs lots of exercise) and picked up plenty of junk. I also spotted three pennies and one pressed penny!

I sort of collect pressed pennies (also called flat pennies, elongated coins, smashed pennies) because when I see a machine, I get a few for my grandkids. I don't really keep them myself though. 

This one is from the Phoenix Zoo, and even though I washed it, it's still sort of dirty. I'll try cleaning it and checking to see which of my grandkids want it. I decided not to keep it for my found money jar since it's smashed.  ;o)

Have you ever found a pressed penny before?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1972, 1996, 1999
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D
Condition:   Tarnished, less shiny, shiny
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.63

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Took Another Walk and Found Two More Pennies

My headlines (titles) are getting stale. I often:

Take a walk and find a penny
or
Rode my bike and found two pennies

which I'm happy about, but I am going to have to get creative with my titles so I don't repeat them so often.

Yes, as you have already read, I took another walk today and found two more pennies!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  ?, 2007
U.S. Mint:  ?, D
Condition:   One beat up, one shiny
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.60

Monday, February 27, 2012

Found Four Cents Today

Today I called one of my sisters and walked around the complex while we talked. In the parking lot, I spotted a penny! I figured, great! Lucky Day! Then I rode my bike up to the bank and one the way, spotted two more pennies in the gutter. I stopped and picked them up then on the way home found one more penny beside a truck. No one was there so I snatched it up.

Isn't this plate cute? It reads:  "It Pays To Look Clean." Perfect and so true, especially if you're a plumber who goes into people's houses. I found this plate (and three others, all with different images and words) at Goodwill on Saturday.
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1974, 1990, 1994, ?
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, ?
Condition:   all tarnished and one beat up
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.58

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Found a Dime at the Library

Today I ran to the Phoenix library and as I was leaving spotted this dime on the floor. I swear, found money is all about being at the right place at the right time (and looking down).

The matchboxes are some crafts I made for my Matchbox Crafts article over at Squidoo.
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1980
U.S. Mint:  P
Condition:   nice and shiny!
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.54

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Found Two Pennies

Today on my bike ride, I spotted 2 pennies. That's it. Two pennies. Ta da!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  2006, ?
U.S. Mint:  D, ?
Condition:   very tarnished, beat up with chunks missing
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.44

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Found a Penny by My Car Today

Today after volunteering, I headed over the the trusty Dollar Tree for some truly cheap stuff:  hairspray (who cares what kind, I just need a bit of something to keep the gray hairs from flying completely away); ammonia (I shall clean those burner drip pans!); and matches. I ended up getting more than just three things, of course. It's only a dollar, I tell myself...

When I got back to my car, there was a penny on the parking lot right by my car door. I swear it wasn't there when I went in. What a coinky dink!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1990
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:   It was a dark and gouged penny.
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.42

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day and I Found 8 Pennies!

I know for those of you who go somewhere to work, today is probably a day off. Hope you're enjoying it! Today is just like any other day to me since I work from home. The main difference is that the library and post office are closed, but I'll live. I hope everyone is having a good day off work!
Around 11:30 today, I took a walk, nothing exciting, just around the neighborhood. I found 8 pennies! One was a Canadian penny, but they're all good enough for my found money jar!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  8 pennies (7 U.S., 1 Canadian)
Year:  1964, 1974, 1989, 2005, 2005, ?, ?, 1979
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D, D, ?, ?, none
Condition:   Mostly tarnished, and two unreadable
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.41

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sixlets for Me and I Found 13 Cents!

Yesterday my granddaughter came to visit and she brought me a big ol' box of Sixlets! I love Sixlets! If you've never had them, they are round chocolate candies with a candy-coating shell packaged in long cellophane sleeves. You pop them in your mouth and they are yummy!

Then today before I went to the grocery store, I took a walk and found 13 cents! 

Have you ever eaten Sixlets? Do you like them or are you more of an M&Ms kind of person? (Personally, I like them both but Sixlets are so fun for a change!)

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  1996, 1997, ?, 2002
U.S. Mint:  none, D, ?, D
Condition:   Pennies are all tarnished and one is unreadable; dime is bright and shiny!
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.33

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today I Found Two Pennies

Today I found a penny in the parking lot and then later on a walk, I found a second penny. 

I am still waiting to find some bills. In the 2-plus years since I've been tracking my found money on this blog, I haven't found even one! I have to find one!

Have you found any money lately? Coins? Bills?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1981, ?
U.S. Mint:  D, ?
Condition:   okay, dinged up and unreadable
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.20

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Found a Canadian Penny

Today after volunteering at Learning Ally, I took a walk in the alley behind the office complex with my magnet. It was such a beautiful day and I wanted to enjoy it a little. In front of a garbage can, I spotted this Canadian penny, maple leaf side up.

I think it's so pretty! And I just noticed that it's not perfectly round. Little straight edges make up the sides. So nice! 

Have you found any money of any kind lately? Please let us know!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 Canadian penny
Year:  1987
U.S. Mint:  None, it's Canadian!
Condition:   tarnished and beautiful!
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.18

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Found Two Pennies in the Street

Today I rode my bike around the neighborhood. Right into my ride, I spotted a penny on the street. I stopped and picked it up then, there was another just a few feet ahead. Someone had a hole in their pocket.


Here's a photo of the two pennies and a few of my pigs from my collection. Why? you ask. Why not?
 
Happy Valentine's Day, all!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1959, 2011
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:   tarnished, shiny
Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.17

Monday, February 13, 2012

Found Another Penny at the Post Office

Today I rode my bike to the post office and found a penny there! I was on such a streak for a few weeks that lately it seems like I must be walking right by (or on) coins that I don't see. So, I was glad to find something today. 

On the way home I spotted a grapefruit tree with low-hanging fruit and stole (yes, stole!) three grapefruit. Yum!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1989
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   tarnished but in good shape

Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.15

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Found a Penny in Scottsdale

Today I volunteered then went to both the Phoenix library and the Scottsdale library. On the way home, I parked the car and took a little walk in Scottsdale. I found a penny by the side of the road!

I wonder how many coins we all pass by each day. Hmmm. Any guesses? Have you found any coins lately?


This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1996
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   a tad tarnished and dirty

Total found money to date for 2012:  $1.14

Monday, February 6, 2012

Found Five Coins on a Walk

Today I went to the post office to mail some things I sold on Etsy. While driving home, I spotted an empty lot, parked the car, and took my trusty magnet for a walk. I found a bunch of junk and four pennies and a nickel! Yay!

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 nickel

Year:  1974, 1977, 1998, 2004, 2004
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D, D
Condition:   they range from crummy and chipped
to bright and shiny
Total found money to date for 2012: $1.13

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Finally Broke the Bad Streak--Found a Penny

I was beginning to think I'd never find another coin! The last I found was that bunch of coins more than a week ago, but today I got out and rode my bike and spotted this penny in the Fry's parking lot.

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2000
U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition:   okay
Total found money to date for 2012: $1.04

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