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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Found 13 Cents to End the Year

Today I was bound and determined to find some money. This is the last day of 2013, you know, so I wanted to add to my found money total for the year.

I drove to a nearby shopping center since I needed to buy cat litter, and I didn't want to carry a 14-pound container home! 
First I scoped out the parking lot in front of the grocery store but didn't find any money. So, I went inside and bought my stuff and took it to the car.


Then I walked around a bit then got on the sidewalk by the busy street. Nothing. I almost crossed the street to check the Starbucks drive through but it was so busy and noisy, so I didn't.

Then I walked in front of a few eating establishments and found this dime and three pennies in the middle of an empty parking space! Woo hoo!


I walked around more of the large parking lot on my way to my car but didn't find anything else. Dang. Greedy, aren't I!?


But I did end the year with a grand total of $32.52. That is more than double the $15.50 I found last year. I'm happy!


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I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve and an even better new year!


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 dime

Year:  pennies:  1989, 2001, 2001; dime: 1965
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  all D; dime:  P
Condition:  two tarnished pennies, shiny penny and dime
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.52

Monday, December 30, 2013

Found Three Pennies Today

Today I ran several errands and was lucky enough to find three pennies. Here's where:
  • one penny in the drive through of a Mexican restaurant
  • one penny on the floor of the dollar store (where I found this lovely 2014 calendar... for $1)
  • one penny near the carts at the grocery store
I am planning to go out again tomorrow and scope out the ground for more money. It's the last day of 2013 and I would love to make my grand total more more more!

If I don't find any money tomorrow, please have a great New Year's Eve and be safe!

UPDATE:  I found a penny this evening when on a short walk!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies

Year:  1987, 1990, 1993, 1996
U.S. Mint:  D, none, D, D
Condition:  all tarnished and lovely
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.39

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Found 6 Pennies Today and Some Glasses

Today I walked to Sprouts for a few things. It's about 8 blocks (a mile) one way I'd guess. Round trip it takes me a little over an hour because I'm pokey and that includes the time in the store.

Anyway, I found 6 cents. Here's where:
  • on the way there, 1 penny in the street
  • on the way home, 3 pennies at a gas station
  • on the way home, 2 more pennies in the street in different spots
I also found these glasses. They must be magnifiers. I'll probably just put them in the donate bag. I have my own glasses.

I love finding money! It's amazing how much money is just lying around out there to find! Have you found any lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  6 pennies

Year:  1975, 2003, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished and shiny, a few are scratched
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.35

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Found 2 Cents Plus a Partial Penny

Today I walked up to a shopping center and on the way I found a penny. Then a bit later I found the partial penny shown here. It's maybe one-third of a penny. Cool, huh? I'd rather have found the whole thing but it's neat! Then I found another penny on the floor at Big Lots.

I also found the silver cross charm and brass button on my walk.

Will I make it to $33 this year? I hope so! Only three days to go.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies plus a sliver

Year:  1999, 2005
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished and one and sliver are scratched
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.29

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Found 19 Cents Today

Well, today was a great day for me for finding money! As you can see from the photo, I found six coins:  four pennies, a nickel, and a dime.

Here's where I found them: 
  • pennies:  on the floor in front of a vending machine, on the floor at the library, in the change tray at the grocery store, in a parking lot
  • nickel:  in the street
  • dime:  in the street in front of a bus stop
I hope you're finding money, too!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime

Year:  pennies:  1960, 1974, 1998, 2007; nickel:  2000; dime:  1997
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, none, D, D; nickel:  D; dime:  D
Condition:  a range:  from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.27

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to Me--Found a Penny

Today I took a short walk to enjoy the beautiful weather we're having. I found this penny in an apartment building parking lot. 

Please help yourself to some candy. I have way too much.

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1984 
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished but fine
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.08

Monday, December 23, 2013

Found Two Dimes and a Penny

Today I found 2 dimes and a penny at Fresh and Easy! 

Merry Christmas, everyone!
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny; 2 dimes

Year:  penny:  1987; dimes:  1967, 2000
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition:  penny is tarnished and dirty, dimes are shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $32.07

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Found a 1944 Penny and a New One

Today I finished up my shopping. Finally. Each time I've gone out lately I've said to myself that okay, I'm done. I mean it this time! Enough is enough, and it might just be too much!

So, I parked sort of far away from a store on purpose so it'd be easier to get out of the parking lot and while walking to the store, I found a shiny 2013 penny in the street. Then inside Michael's craft store, I found a penny on the floor by the register. Hark! It's a 1944 penny! I love finding old coins! 

I posed these pennies next to a rock I painted. Here are some tips on painting rocks. It's such a fun, cheap craft and something the whole family can do!

Have you found any money while out Christmas shopping? I hope so!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies

Year:  1944, 2013
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $31.86

Friday, December 20, 2013

Found a Penny Today at Fry's

It rained here last night and early this morning, so I took advantage of the crisp, cool day and took a walk. I walked to the grocery store and I found a penny on the floor near a self-checkout register.


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This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1976
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $31.84

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Found 12 Cents and Harry Potter Stamps

Today I had to run more errands (but the good news I think I'm done shopping and going to the post office!).

I was lucky enough to find Harry Potter stamps at the post office. I'll be giving these to one of my grandsons for Christmas. I just checked and you can buy them on Amazon (see photo below).



After leaving the post office, I found a penny in the street. Then I walked to the dollar store for a few things and found a penny on the floor. Then I went to Walmart (ugh) and after leaving there, found a dime in the parking lot. That made up for that experience, I guess. 

Are you all ready for Christmas? I hope so. And I hope it's peaceful and merry!

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

Year:  pennies:  2004, 2004; dime:  1973
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D; dime:  D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $31.83

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Found 68 Cents Today

Today I went to Fresh and Easy and found 43 cents in the change tray then a quarter on the ground by my car as I was leaving! 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 3 nickels, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  1962, 1993, 2007; nickels:  1976, 2005, 2012; quarters:  1985, 1991

U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, none, none; nickels:  all D; quarters:  both D
Condition:  shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $31.71

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Found 5 Pennies Today Out and About

Today I found a penny in the street then ran some errands and found three pennies on the floor at Fry's grocery store then one on the floor at the post office.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  1975, 1984, 1996, 1999, 2001

U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  all tarnished 
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $31.03

Monday, December 16, 2013

Found 37 Cents Today

This morning I found a penny in the parking lot here. Then later I had a meeting so while out I ran to Walmart to get a few more gifts. I found 2 pennies on the floor in different spots and a penny on a shelf. Then as I was leaving the store, I found a nickel in the parking lot. 

I went to the dollar store for a few things (tissues since I am blowing my nose lately like a pro) and found a penny and a dime on the floor! 

Then I went to Sprouts again because I was charged for something yesterday that I didn't buy. So, I checked the Starbucks drive through lane again and found 2 pennies, a nickel, and a dime. Yippee!

I just love finding money!

Update:  I went out this evening and found a penny in the parking lot! This makes 38 cents found today.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  8 pennies, 2 nickels, 2 dime
Year:  pennies:  1973, 1983, 1983, 1987, 2002, 2004, 2004, 2013; nickel:  1956, 1998; dimes:  1998, 2008

U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, none, none,  D, D, D, D, D; nickels:  none, D; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished (and some are sticky)
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $30.98

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