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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Found a Penny By the Dumpster

Today as I was taking the trash out, I spotted this penny by the dumpster. Yay! 

I just finished reading Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. It was so good! 

It's the story of a young woman stricken with a mystery illness that resembled mental illness. Read it! Here's a link to this great book on Amazon if you want to check it out for yourself.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1987
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: nicely tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $14.56

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Found a Penny By My Car Today

Today I ran several errands. The last stop was Fry's. I hadn't found any money at the post office, shoe store, or inside the grocery store so I didn't hold out much hope for finding any money. Then I walked to my car and right there beside my car in the parking lot was a penny!
 
This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  2002
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $14.55

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Got Nickeled and Dimed

Today I went to the small annex post office in a gift store to mail a few things. On my way out, I saw this dime on the floor! 

Then I ran to the grocery store and found the nickel in the parking lot next to my car. Yippee!

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  nickel:  2004; dime: 2013
U.S. Mint:  nickel:  P; dime:  D
Condition: both shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $14.54

Monday, April 22, 2013

Found a Ten Dollar Bill!

Today I went to the drug study for my last shot. Yay! I found a ten dollar bill on the ground! No one was around so I scooped it up. This, of course, is my best found money for the year.

Have you found any paper money this year? Let us know how much and where. I'm going to compile a list of some of the places where readers to my blog and I have found money. I think it's fascinating to hear where people find money.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: ten dollar bill
Year:  pennies:  Series 2006
U.S. Mint:  ?
Condition: crumpled and folded
Total found money to date in 2013:  $14.39

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Found Three Pennies at Two Grocery Stores

Today I went to Fry's for a few things for my grandkids. They've all been feeling poorly, so I got Jell-O, Pop Tarts, ginger ale, crackers, and some cough medicine. I saw a penny on the floor near the pharmacy area so I scooped it up.

Then I went to see the kiddos and they seemed to be doing better today than they have recently. Yay!


On the way home I went by Fresh and Easy to get some tomato soup. I haven't been feeling great and I just wanted to have some on hand. As I was checking out, I saw a penny in a change tray then another penny on the floor as I was leaving.

Hope you're all feeling good and finding money!


This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 3 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1986, 2012, 2013
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition: shiny and slightly tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.39

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Found a Penny in Some Rocks

Today I took a short walk and found a penny in some rocks.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2010
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.36

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Found 12 Cents at Big Lots and on the Sidewalk

Today I went to the post office then took a walk. I didn't find any money but I didn't find these pretty little flowers. They are so tiny and delicate. 

Then I went to Big Lots for a few things. As I was walking up to check out, I saw a couple of round things down an aisle. Another person was standing there and walked away so I went to see if it was money. Yep! A dime and penny! Some people really aren't very observant! He walked right by them and the dime was out in the aisle, not hidden at all.

Next I walked to Fry's, which is in the same shopping center. I bought a few things and left the store to walk back to my car. I saw the shiny 2013 penny on the sidewalk. Yay!

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1974, 2013; dime:  2006
U.S. Mint:  none, D; P
Condition: tarnished, shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.35

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Found a Penny in an Alley

Today I took a walk (with my magnet) down an alley. I found the typical junk and a penny!
 
This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  1999
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: tarnished and dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.23

Monday, April 15, 2013

Found a Dime Under the Printer at the Library

Today I ran a bunch of errands:  mailed my tax payments, went to the dollar store, then went to the library. In between I went to a high school and walked around the parking lot.

Why, you ask? Because a reader of Found Money in the Street commented a week or so ago that they had found more than $200 this year already! Wow! 

They said they found a lot of money at car washes and high school parking lots. Well, I'm a monkey see, monkey do kind of gal, so I stopped at a couple of car washes last week. Didn't find a thing. And today it's nice out so I drove to a high school and parked a few blocks away. I walked over and walked around most of the parking lot. Nothing. 

Well, I did find a Coke can so I picked that up to add to my pile for recycling. I also shot a photo of this little guy. But no money. I think I need to go when the cars are gone! Doh.

Next, I went to the library to return some DVDs and this book.  Under the printer table was this dime! I scooped it up and did a photo reenactment at home (imagine blue carpet and it's very similar).
Have you found any money lately? Will you head out to a car wash or high school parking lot later today or tomorrow? 
 
This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 dime
Year:  1973
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition: shiny and a little dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.22

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I Actually Found Money in the Street!

Today I ran to Michael's to use my 50% off coupon before it expired. I got a package of ball chain necklace just like this one shown here. Gotta love the Tim Holtz stuff! 

As I was driving out of the shopping center, I saw a round, shiny silver thing in the street. I slowed down and stopped to see what it was. It was this nickel! It is reallly dinged up but it's good enough for me and my found money jar!

I posed the nickel next to my wire cat I made with found objects.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 nickel
Year:  ?
U.S. Mint:  ?
Condition: shiny but dinged up from being driven over in the street
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.12



Friday, April 12, 2013

Found a Penny on Floor at Fresh and Easy

Today I met a friend for lunch then we went to the $3 movie to see Argo. What a great movie! I hadn't heard or read anything about this Oscar winner so it unfolded like a surprise. 

What a story! What a blast from the past (the hair, the clothes, the glasses)! What a great movie! Have you seen it?

Then I stopped at a new Fresh and Easy on my route home. I spotted a penny on the floor as I walked in!

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  2004
U.S. Mint:   D
Condition: tarnished and very dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.07

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Found a Penny and a Quarter in the Hood

I had to go to the credit union today so on the way home I was passing through South Phoenix, the closest hood to my hood, and walked an alley with my magnet. I found a ton of bottle caps and junk but no money till I got to the very end (where I started). 

Then I spotted this quarter and penny! I had my camera with me (snapped a couple of fun photos of the hood, too), so I was able to take a picture of my found money in place!

Have you found any money recently? Please let us know!


This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny, 1 quarter (Montana state quarter)
Year:  penny: 1984; quarter:  2007
U.S. Mint:   penny:  D; nickel:  D
Condition: penny is tarnished and dirty, quarter is filthy
Total found money to date in 2013:  $4.06



Monday, April 8, 2013

Found Five Coins in Three Places

Today I went to my drug study then I had some time to kill before an appointment. First I went to Fry's grocery store. They were taking up some old shelves down one aisle, so I walked along and spotted a penny among the dirt and dust. Then when I was checking out, there was a brand spanking new 2013 penny on the floor. 

Next, I stopped at McDonald's and had some breakfast. This nickel was sitting on the counter so now it's mine. I saw the filthy dirty penny as I was walking to my car!

Then I took my magnet for a walk down a couple of alleys. It was sort of windy (now it's really windy) but the breeze felt good. I found another penny in an alley.

Yay! I hope you're having a good Monday and finding money too!


This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 4 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  pennies:  2013, 2008, 2004, 1989, nickel:  2005
U.S. Mint:   pennies:  D, D, none, D; nickel:  D
Condition: pennies range from shiny to black; nickel is shiny
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.80

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Found 11 Cents in the Parking Lot

A little bit ago I scooped the litter box and took out the trash. Then I walked around the parking lot. Hadn't done that in a few days. I found a shiny penny then a grimy dime. Yippee!

I'm reading this book, The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. I think I'll finish it today, while I'm up and at 'em. I usually read in bed at night but this one is so good, I want to be wide awake. This book started off kind of strange, but I love it! 

In this novel, a flu has wiped out 99 percent of the population, but Hig survived. He flies his single-engine plane around Colorado and the surrounding area to scope out what's happening. One long trip changes everything. I have to finish it to see how it ends.

You can check out The Dog Stars on Amazon if you're interested. Just click the book shown to the right.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny, 1 dime
Year:  2007, 1991
U.S. Mint:   D, D
Condition: penny is shiny, dime is oily and dirty
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.71

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Found Two Pennies Outside Fresh and Easy

Today was half off day at Goodwill so I hit two of them. I didn't find any money, but I did find this adorable 1971 calendar

I posed the two pennies that I later found at Fresh and Easy next to the calendar. Aren't those owls cute? I think so!

I found the pennies outside the store when I was leaving.

Did you run errands today? Did you find any money while out and about?

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 2 pennies
Year:  1982, 2010
U.S. Mint:   D, D
Condition: tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.60

Friday, April 5, 2013

Walked My Cat, Found a Penny

Scarlett, my cat, wanted to go outside just now. She likes to roam around outside for a while, so I went out with her. I followed her and she lead me to a penny!

There was a penny just lying there on the sidewalk. Ta da! 

I came in and let her wander a bit. When I went back out with the penny and my camera, she was just lying on the sidewalk (in the middle, of course, where people walk). So I set the penny down and snapped a few pictures. Isn't she pretty, as well as lucky? I think so!

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2004
U.S. Mint:   D
Condition: slightly shiny, slightly tarnished, do da do dah
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.58

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Found a Penny at the Library

Today I went to the Scottsdale library to pick up a DVD that was on hold. As I walked by the self-checkout stands, I spotted a penny on the floor.

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  pennies:  1967
U.S. Mint:   none
Condition: beautifully tarnished
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.57

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Found a Penny on the Floor at the Grocery Store

Tonight I went to an orientation for Sun Sounds of Arizona to see about volunteering there. I have an audition next week, so we'll see. 

Afterwards, I went by Fresh and Easy for a few things. I found a penny on the floor next to a checkout register. Yay!

How about you? Have you found any money lately? Please let us know!

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2006
U.S. Mint:   D
Condition: very shiny, like new
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.56

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Walked Down an Alley and Found Three Pennies

Today I went to the post office and the library. Since I didn't find any money, I took my magnet for a walk down an alley near the library. 

I found lots of good junk (springs, bottle caps, little metal arrow shaped pieces), and I found lots of junk junk too.


The best thing was finding three pennies!

This Found Money FACTS:      
Denomination: 3 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1980, 2001, ?
U.S. Mint:   D, D, ?
Condition: 1 is in decent shape, the other 2 are bad, very tarnished, worn down
Total found money to date in 2013:  $3.55

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