My Found Money Jar

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Found a Penny on the Floor at Fresh and Easy

Today I found a penny on the floor at Fresh and Easy. It is a mess, all scratched and dented, but that's okay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny

Year:  2006
 

U.S. Mint: D
Condition:  very dinged up and dented with silver showing
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.69

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Found 7 Cents in Scottsdale

Today I went to get my hair cut and it actually turned out great!

Then I headed to a shopping area with Hobby Lobby and Michael's. I parked between the two stores, and went to Hobby Lobby first and checked out the clearance shelves. Then I walked to Michael's to do the same. One way, I spotted a nickel in the parking lot then a penny!

Then I went to my son's house. On the way out to my car, I spotted a penny in the street. Woo hoo! Seven cents!

Check out my new, bigger found money jar! It's up there in the left corner. My old one was plumb full! And that's a good thing.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies, 1 nickel

Year: 1974, 2012, 1964
U.S. Mint: D, D, none
Condition:  a range from shiny to dinged up and scratched
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.68


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Found a Dime at Scottsdale Library

Today I woke up early. It was weird. I never wake up early. But it was 6:30 and I was wide awake, ready to go. So I got up and showered and fiddled around on the computer, ate breakfast while watching the first episode of Masterpiece Classic Collision. It was good! More later!

By then it was 9 a.m. I am usually still waking up about then. But today I felt sort of antsy since it was only 79 out and that felt so cool! I headed out to the Scottsdale library to return some DVDs and books and to pick up a DVD on reserve. While there I got a culture pass for the botanical garden and spotted a dime on the counter. Yay!

Here's a photo of the dime with a vintage pattern I'll be adding to my Etsy shop.

Then I went to the 99 Cent store and Fresh and Easy but didn't find any more money. Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 dime

Year: 1982
U.S. Mint: D
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.61

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Found 2 Pennies at Peter Piper Pizza

Today I had the good fortune of going to Peter Piper Pizza! I took two of my grandkids and before playing a machine, we checked the little change trays to see if we found any tokens. We actually found several! My grandson also found a nickel, and I found a penny! Then as we were leaving, I found a penny on the floor.

I am exhausted. It's just so exciting! Did you find any money somewhere fun (or boring) today?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies
Year: 2000 and 2011
U.S. Mint: D, D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.51

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Found 2 Cents Outside Fresh and Easy

Today I volunteered then drove to the post office. I bought these stamps. Aren't they pretty? Then I headed over to Fresh and Easy. I sometimes find money in the change trays there but no luck today. 


As I was walking out of the store, I spotted these two pennies though on the sidewalk. They were in a line like someone had a hole in their pocket and tinkle tinkle down went the coins!


Have you dropped any money or found any money today or recently?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies
Year: 2005 and 2006
U.S. Mint:  none and D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.49

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Watched Someone Drop a Penny and I Got It

Today I ran some errands including going to the gas station. I don't drive much so only fill up every 3 or 4 weeks usually. The pump wasn't working right; I couldn't change the choice of gas from diesel to regular unleaded. So I had to go inside to have the cashier void my credit card at the pump. 

While I was standing in line, there was a woman and a man in line in front of me. The woman (a girl really in her teens or early 20s maybe) dropped a penny when she got her change. She knew she dropped it but left without picking it up. Then the guy paid for his lottery tickets. He didn't pick it up either! 

SCORE! This is the first time I've seen someone drop money and just ignore it. Amazing! That explains a lot about why there's so much change floating around, I guess.


Have you dropped any money or found any money lately?


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1979
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.47

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Found a Dime in the Phoenix Children's Museum Parking Lot

Today I went with two of my cute grandkids to the Phoenix Children's Museum. When I got out of the car, I spotted this dime next to another car. I had my camera with me so took this photo. See the shadow of the rear view mirror? Love that!

We had lots of fun inside the museum. It wasn't so busy as other times we've been, so the kids could play without vying for the toys and trikes and stuff. It was great!

Here's a photo of the two of them scooping split peas and lentils and weighing them. Have you ever run your fingers through dried beans? It's a wonderful feeling!
 
Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 dime
Year:  1999
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  nice and shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.46

Monday, September 10, 2012

Found a 2012 Penny in the Parking Lot

Today I took out the trash and recycling then walked around the parking lot. It wasn't too hot yet--only about 83--so I walked up and down the rows of cars. Toward the end of one row, I spotted this penny on the ground. It was so bright and shiny gleaming in the sun.

I don't know about you, but each and every time I spot a coin on the ground, I feel like I've found a little treasure!

Have you found any treasure lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year: 2012
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: tarnished but mostly still shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.36

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Found a Penny on a Brick Sidewalk

Today I volunteered. When I was walking back to my car I spotted a penny on the brick sidewalk at the strip mall where the recording studio is located. The penny sort of blended in with the brown bricks, so I felt lucky I spotted it!

Then I ran a bunch of errands--went to the library, a thrift store, credit union, 99 cent store, and Fresh and Easy--but didn't find any more money. Oh! At the 99 cent store, I did see a penny but it was squished between the floor and a display case. It wasn't going any where. They'll have to move the case to get it out. Dang.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year: 1996
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.35

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Found a Penny in the Parking Lot

I took the trash out this morning then made the rounds in the parking lot. I spotted a penny in a parking space! It's dented in one spot and scratched with silver showing through in a few places. But that's okay. 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  2007
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: dented and scratched
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.34

Monday, September 3, 2012

Found a Quarter in Change Tray at Fresh and Easy

Last night I drove home from my son's house and stopped at Fresh and Easy. When I was checking out, I found a quarter in the change tray! 

I put the coin somewhere "safe" and now I can't find it to record the year or mint.  It'll turn up. Maybe.*

My grandkids and I have been watching this drip candle do its thing. That is four candles' worth of wax so far. I want to find some other colored candles and create a massive drip candle!

Have you found any money recently?  

*It turned up. I had put the quarter in a glass dish I keep on my desk for paperclips, sticky notes, etc. It's safely in the found money jar now! 
 
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 quarter
Year:  2010, Arkansas state quarter
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: worn but just fine
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.33

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