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

I Was Surprised Finding This Money

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