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!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Found a Penny on the Floor of the Grocery Store

I stopped at Fresh and Easy to see what goodies they had marked down today. I got a big bag of buns, sour cream, lettuce, and bags of York Peppermints and M&Ms! Score!

When I was checking out, I spotted a penny on the floor next to the register. Score again!

Here's Ev, the latest Tin Can Man I made.
 
This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination: 1 penny
Year: 2007
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  bright and shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.16

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lucky Day! Two Sets of Found Money Today!

Well, maybe you saw my other post for the money I found earlier today while taking a walk. Five pennies!

I just went out to take out the trash and walked around the parking lot while I was out. I haven't found any money in the parking lot here for awhile, but I like to keep looking. Today I got lucky--I spotted a penny in the farthest parking space. Yay!


Have you found any money lately? Do you ever find money twice in one day? (Isn't it great?)

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination: 1 penny
Year: 1983
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished and a bit scratched
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.15


Took a Walk and Found 5 Pennies

Today I had to run to the post office so afterward I took my trusty magnet for a walk. The weather is so nice these days for a walk, so I'm taking advantage of it every day I can. 

Soon enough it's going to be boiling here and I won't even want to walk to my car let alone take a walk.

I found five pennies! I also found some good junk. I'm going to make another tin can man from an evaporated milk can. He's all punched and ready to go so I'll work on it tonight. I'll post a picture when he's all done!


This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year: 1976, 1989, 1996, and 2 are unreadable
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, ?, ?
Condition: one is curled, two are unreadable, all are tarnished and dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.14

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Took a Walk and Found Four Pennies

Today I ran a bunch of errands, but I didn't find any money. Dang.

So, I took my magnet and walked up and down parts of a couple of alleys. I happened to choose alleys today that had barking dogs, and frankly, I didn't want to hear it, so I left and picked a new alley only to find barking dogs in all of them. But I did manage to find four pennies! 


I posed them next to some cuff bracelets I listed in my Etsy shop. I love the colors!

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year: 1977, 1988, 2000, 2006
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D,D, 
Condition: one is domed, two are gouged, all are tarnished and dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.09

Monday, February 25, 2013

Found a Penny in the Change Tray at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to Fresh and Easy and scoped out most of the change trays. In one, I found this penny! 

He's posed next to a clay snail my son made many, many years ago. I have a case of the Mondays (feeling sort of slow and sluggish). Know what movie that phrase is from?

If you guessed Office Space, you're a winner! If you haven't seen Office Space, you really need to. It's hilarious!

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1993
U.S. Mint:  none 
Condition: tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.05

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Took My Magnet for a Walk and Found 9 Cents

Today I had to go to the post office to mail a package. No money, except what I spent.

Then I went to two Goodwill stores because it's half off day and it's a free country. Why not? No money, except again what I spent.

Then I missed a turn so decided to park and walk down an alley with my magnet.  The weather is marvelous. Mid-60s so very nice out with the sun shining and a slight breeze. Right away I found three pennies in the middle of the alley! 

Here's a magnet that's just like mine except the magnet part on mine is square. You can get yourself one and take it for a walk on nice days, too!

Then I walked to the end and on the way found another penny. As I was heading back to my car, I saw something round that my magnet didn't pick up. It was sort of embedded in the mud. It's been raining here lately so the ground was squishy in places. It was a nickel!

Have you found any money? Any at all? Let us know!


This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  1964, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1991
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D, D 
Condition: most are filthy and tarnished, 1 penny is shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $2.04

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Found a Penny Outside Fresh and Easy

Today I ran to the post office then to Fresh and Easy. Hadn't been there in over a week

So, as I was walking in, I saw a penny on the sidewalk. I've found a couple other pennies in that same spot so I look each time now. Yay!

This Found Money FACTS:   
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   1995
 
U.S. Mint:  none 
Condition: just a bit tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.95

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Found 14 Pennies on a Walk

Today was another lovely day out, so I took a walk with my magnet. I headed to the library but on the way stopped and walked down an alley. Right away next to a garbage can, I found 2 pennies. I kept going and eventually found 14 pennies in all!

Some of them are kind of old and I wouldn't doubt if they've been there the whole time. One is bent and 4 are such a mess, I can't read the dates. As you can see in the photo they were all filthy dirty. I had to rinse them off to try to read the dates at all.

Have you found any money lately? 

This Found Money FACTS:   
Denomination:  14 pennies
Year:   1969, 1970, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2001, 2002, 2005, and 4 are unreadable
 
U.S. Mint:  D, D, none, D, D, D, D, D, D, D, and 4 unknown  
Condition: Many of these poor pennies are dinged, bent, tarnished, and filthy. But they're mine!
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.94


Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents' Day! I Found 39 Cents!

Okay, it's been ages since I've found big money, like a quarter! And today I found a quarter plus a dime and four pennies while taking a walk! The weather here is perfect, and in a few days it's supposed to rain so I decided to get out there and walk while it's nice. (And in a few months it'll be so hot I only walk to my car and inside stores, etc.)

The first coin I found was a penny down an alley. I didn't take my magnet but I did pick up random crap like nails and bottle caps. I need to make those tin can men so like to keep the supply built up. 

Then I was heading back home, happy I'd found at least one president on Presidents' Day and was walking on the street at an intersection. It was a residential area and no cars were coming, so I started trotting across the street when a shiny silver thing caught my eye. It was a quarter! 

Here's a photo, though it's not great quality. There was also a dime and two pennies all in one spot so I'm guessing someone was walking or riding a bike and out the money fell. Lucky me!

Then I was headed home, almost there and spotted another penny in the gutter part of the street. Whoopie!

Happy Presidents' Day, everyone! Do you know the most popular name for parks named after presidents? No? Check it out at ParkGrades.

This Found Money FACTS:   Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:   1971, 1992, 1996, 1999. 2006, 1965

U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D, D, none  
Condition: pennies are dinged and tarnished, dime is shiny, quarter is dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.80

Friday, February 15, 2013

Found a Dime on the Floor in the Dairy Section

Today I went to Fry's and did some "big" shopping. They had tuna for 59 cents a can and beans for 69 cents a can plus other stuff on sale. As I was walking to the cheese area of the dairy section, I saw something that looked round on the floor. 

I couldn't tell what it was but waited while a guy walked right over it twice. When he was out of the way, I walked over and it was this dime! 
Some people really aren't very observant sometimes.

I'm getting ready to make a few more tin can men so I posed the dime next to the cans I'll be using. See the holes I poked in the cans? 

Here's instructions in case you want to make your own tin can man. The tin can man to the right is one I recently made.

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:   1999

U.S. Mint:  D  
Condition: shiny    
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.41

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Found a Penny on the Sidewalk

Today I took a walk before lunch and as soon as I crossed the street, I spotted this penny! I usually don't cross the street but decided to today. Good idea!

I walked for quite awhile and ended up walking almost an hour. The weather was perfect. Low 60s. Hope we have a cool spring and not-too-hot summer. I can hope!

I am selling this cute little vintage book, Weeds, A Golden Guide, on Etsy and decided to pose this dirty, dinged up penny next to it.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Hope you have a good one or at least find some money! Let us know if you did anything special today.
 

This Found Money FACTS:    
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   1978

U.S. Mint:  D  
Condition: dirty and tarnished, basically gnarly  
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.31

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Found Two Pennies in Parking Lot at Fresh and Easy

I went to the botanical gardens today with a friend and walked around for almost 3 hours! Time flies when you're gabbing with a friend. 

We spotted this little cactus that looks like it has snow on top. The high today in Phoenix was 63 degrees Fahrenheit, so of course it's not snow. It was some sort of fuzzy white growth. Maybe flower buds?

On the way home I stopped at Fresh and Easy (yes, I love that store!) and found two pennies in the parking lot in front of the store.
 
This Found Money FACTS:    
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:   1994, 1998

U.S. Mint:  D, D  
Condition: tarnished   
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.30

Monday, February 11, 2013

Found a Penny Outside Fresh and Easy

Today as I was walking into Fresh and Easy, I saw a penny on the sidewalk. Now it's mine!

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   2006 

U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition: tarnished 
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.28

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Found Six Pennies in a Parking Lot

Today I took a walk and as I was almost home, I crossed the street and checked out a parking lot near my house. I've found money there before so figured I'd give it a whirl. Sure enough, in one parking space I spotted three pennies then I walked on and found three more pennies! Woo hoo!

I posed them next to some lovely vintage rick rack I bought yesterday. Isn't the label nice? Well, I like it. 

In case you're jealous, here's some rick rack that's available on Amazon. Yes, you too can dress up your whatever you want to dress up with some rick rack.

This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  6 pennies
Year:   1984, 1985, 1996, 2005, 2007, 2012
 

U.S. Mint:  D, none, D, D, D, D  
Condition: one is shiny, the rest are tarnished, and a few have little spots of tar on them  
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.27

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Found a Dime at Goodwill

Today I hit two Goodwill stores (half off day!). At the first one I found a nice little bookcase I need. Can we ever have too many bookcases? I also found quite a bit of other stuff, but that bookcase was the winning item. As I was leaving the store, I found a dime on the floor.

At the second Goodwill, I found more good stuff but no money. 


This Found Money FACTS:  
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  2005
 
U.S. Mint:    D  
Condition: shiny  
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.21

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Found 36 Cents Today!

Today I went to the post office to mail a package then to the dollar store where I found a dime and quarter on the floor! Then I went to Fry's to return something and pick up some cat treats. I found a penny on the floor in the checkout lane.

It's been ages since I've found "big" money!

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  ?, 2002, 1994

U.S. Mint:   ?, D, D
Condition: the dime and quarter are shiny, and the penny is scratched and unreadable
Total found money to date in 2013:  $1.11

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Found a Penny in a Parking Lot

Today I went to a screening for another drug study. As I was walking into the building, I spotted a penny on the ground between two cars in the parking lot!

I'm not sure if I'll make the cut, but at least I found a penny out of the deal!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1990
U.S. Mint:   D
Condition: tarnished and dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $.75

Friday, February 1, 2013

Found Two Pennies on the Floor at Fry's

Today I went to Fry's and spotted a penny on the floor near the self-checkout lanes then did my shopping. As I was checking out, I saw another penny in a regular lane so scooped it up!
 
This Found Money FACTS:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  2008, 2009
U.S. Mint:   D, D
Condition: tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $.74

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