My Found Money Jar

My Found Money Jar
New BIGGER Jar!

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!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Found 54 Cents Today, Most at a Drive Through

Today I drove up to the grocery store and walked to a few other stores to run some other errands. I found 8 coins. Here's where:

  • 1 penny in the parking lot
  • 1 penny on the sidewalk
  • 2 more pennies, a nickel, 2 dimes, and a quarter in the drive through at Starbucks

Love finding money! My total for January is now $4.67, the best so far in the five years I've been tracking my found money for this early in the year. Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 dimes, 1 quarter
Year:  feeling lazy, no details
U.S. Mint:  same here
Condition:  some dirty, some clean
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $4.67



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Found 1 Penny Today After Leaving the Post Office

Today I had to mail a package and when I left the post office, I found a penny in the rocks between the post office and a 7-11. Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  2003
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  mostly shiny with a patch of tarnish
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $4.13

Monday, January 27, 2014

Found 13 Cents Today at the Grocery Store

Today I headed up to the Chevy dealership to see if I won big. I mentioned the flyer I got in the mail in yesterday's post. Well, phooey! That was a big waste. If you want to read the detail, check out this Bubblews post:  Of Course I Did Not Win a Chevy Camaro.

After that stupid endeavor, I went to the library and to the grocery store. I found 13 cents on the floor by the self-checkout registers:  3 pennies and a dime. There's money everywhere! 

I can't believe I've already found $4.12 this year and January isn't even over yet.
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 3 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  2001, 2001, 2012; dime:  1965
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D; P
Condition:  pennies are tarnished, two dirty, and dime is dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $4.12

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Found 14 Cents Today in the McDonald's Parking Lot and Drive Through

Today I took a walk and headed over to the McDonald's to check out the parking lot (found a penny then a dime) and the drive through (found 3 pennies). It's amazing all of the money that gets dropped.

I think I'll go check out this flyer tomorrow at a car dealership. The prizes? $25,000 (enough to buy a Chevy Camaro, they say), $100, a $2 bill. I'll be happy if they hand me a $2 bill. Will report back if I go to let you know if I win big or small.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1969, 2000, 2007, 2011; dime:  2000
U.S. Mint:  S, D, D, D; D
Condition:  pennies nicely tarnished, some shiny, and dime is shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.99

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Found Money in a Parking Lot and Big Lots!

Today I went to Goodwill since it was half off day. Didn't find any money there but I did find a penny in the parking lot. But then I went to Big Lots because it is 20% off day for rewards members and I found another penny and a dime on the floor there! 

Yay! Bargain TP and laundry soap and money!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1975, 1982; dime:  1994
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  pennies nicely tarnished and dime is shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.85

Friday, January 24, 2014

Found 4 Cents While Out and About

Today I walked to a shopping center, went to the grocery store where I found 2 pennies on the floor. Then I walked home and in the parking lot I found 2 more pennies. Yay! I love finding money!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies
Year:  1989, 1989, 1995, 2011
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  nicely tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.73

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Found 14 Cents at the Gas Station

Today I went to the gas station and as I drove in, I thought I saw a coin on the ground in front of a pump. When I got my gas going, I walked over and I did spot a coin, plus there were four more! 

I found this dime and four pennies on the ground. Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  1992, 1994, 1997, 1998; dime:  2010
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  nicely tarnished pennies, shiny dime
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.69

Monday, January 20, 2014

Found a Tarnished Nickel in the Parking Lot

This afternoon I went for a short walk and before I even left my parking lot, I spotted this nickel in a parking space. I love the nice patina on it.

Later, I saw this little guy by in another parking lot and picked it up. He's mighty fine, I'd say! And I found the little bead with shiny crystals on another walk.
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 nickel
Year:  1987
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  nicely tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.55

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Found 32 Cents on a Long Walk Today

Today I took a long walk, about an hour and a half. I these found six coins:

  • a dime in the McDonald's parking lot
  • two nickels in the McDonald's drive through
  • a penny in the street
  • another penny in a different street
  • a dime in yet another street

That's 32 cents total. Yay! I love finding money!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies, 2 nickels, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  unreadable, 1985; nickels:  1981, 2013 ; dimes:  1996, 2010
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  unreadable, D; nickels:  P, D; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.50

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Found 3 Pennies in Parking Lots and on a Sidewalk

Today I had to mail something at the post office so parked across the street and walked over. On my way, I found a penny in the parking lot. 

Then later I found another penny in front of a store in the parking lot. 

Then this afternoon I took a short walk and found a third penny on the sidewalk.

Are you finding money this year? I hope so!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 3 pennies
Year:  1997, 2003, 2009
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.18



Friday, January 17, 2014

Found 7 Cents Today

Today I ran a few errands and found 7 cents. Here's where:

  • a penny and a nickel on the floor of the grocery store
  • a penny in the street

I just love finding money!

Yesterday I toured the Rosson House in Phoenix. Isn't it a beauty? I wrote about it at Bubblews (click the link above). 


I found this 1895 Victorian house to be so interesting. After touring the house, we were treated to a Victorian underwear display. Fascinating!


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:   pennies:  unreadable, 2006; nickel:  1997
U.S. Mint:  unreadable, D, D
Condition:  one penny is scratched, other penny tarnished, nickel is a tad dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.15

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Found 22 Cents Today

Today I found more money! This is probably my longest found-money streak in the 4 years I've been tracking the money I find. I've found money each day so far this year! 15 days in a row (and I'm not counting last month).

I found a dime on the floor at the grocery store, two pennies in the change tray, then a dime in the street near my son's house. Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies, 2 dimes

Year:   pennies:  2012, 2013; dimes:  2006, 2012
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  one dime is shiny, one dime is scratched, pennies are shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $3.08

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Found a Dime and a Penny Today

Today I ate lunch at Chick-Fil-A and found a dime in the drive through. Then I found a penny in front of an urgent care joint! I love finding money!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 dime

Year:   penny:  1976; dimes:  1999
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  dimes is shiny, penny is very tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $2.86

Monday, January 13, 2014

Found 24 Cents Today Running Errands

This morning I found a penny in my parking lot then on my way to run errands I found a dime in the parking lot!  

I had to mail a bill so I drove to the shopping center parking lot across the street from the post office and walked over. I found a dime and a penny in a parking space at the post office, a penny in the parking lot of the shopping center, and a penny on the floor of a store.

On the way home I went to Discount Tire to get my air checked and found these little doo dads on the ground. I found the little gear thingie walking.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 2 dimes

Year:   pennies:  2 unreadable, 1997, 2003; dimes:  2004, 2013
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  unreadable, none, D, D, D, D; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  dimes are shiny, two pennies are just tarnished, 2 pennies are scratched and unreadable
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $2.75

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Found 26 Cents on a Walk Today

Today I took a fairly long walk and found some coins. Here's what I found:

  • 2 dimes and 1 penny in the McDonald's drive through
  • 1 penny in a parking lot
  • 1 penny behind a dry cleaners
  • 1 penny in the street
  • 1 penny in a Mexican restaurant drive through
  • 1 penny at a gas station

Have you spotted any money and picked it up lately? I hope so!

I posed my found money next to a label I'm supposed to use when I change the water filter in my Pur water pitcher. I never use the stickers though. Do you filter your drinking water? I love it! It saves a lot of money as opposed to buying bottled water. 


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  6 pennies, 2 dimes

Year:   pennies:  unreadable, 1979, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2013; dimes:  2005, 2006
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  unreadable, none, D, D, D, D; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  dimes are shiny, a penny's shine, most of the rest of the pennies are just tarnished and one is a mess
Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $2.51

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