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Friday, February 28, 2014

Found Two Pennies Today -- Both Are Damaged

Today I went to Fry's for "big grocery shopping." Big as in cat litter (big and heavy) and an industrial-size package of TP. I was going to walk then realized I needed these big items so I drove. No way was I going to do the walk of shame with the TP or lug 14 pounds of cat litter home.

Any way, I found a penny in the parking lot. It is nice and shiny but has a big glob of tar on the side of it. Then I found a penny in the Coin Star tray at Fry's and it has a gouge out of it in the side. Good enough for my found money jar though!

This is the last day of February. Have you been lucky finding money this month?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies

Year:  unreadable, 2011
U.S. Mint:  unreadable, D
Condition:  one has tar on it, one has a gouge

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.53

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Check Out the Odd Money I Found Today

Today I took a long walk to Sprouts, and on the way I spotted this dime on the sidewalk. Then I walked over to the gas station and McDonald's but struck out. Nothing. 

Walking along the street, I found the half penny! This is the same stretch of road where I've found other pennies that have been cut in pieces. I wonder if someone cuts them up then tosses them out their car window or what.

Then I went to a drive through and found 2 pennies. At the store, a big fat nothing. Then on the way home I went to another gas station and found 2 pennies. 

Then I spotted a coin in the dirt and it ended up being a penny from Ecuador. It reads:  Banco Central Del Ecuador. Cool!! I can't get a good close up photo of it. It's really dark and not very photogenic. It's up at the top above the half penny. I wasn't going to count this penny but just looked it up and it has the same value evidently as U.S. pennies so I'm counting it! But I won't count the half penny.

Have you found any money lately? Only one more day for February found money.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4-1/2 pennies, 1 dime, 1 Ecuador penny

Year:  pennies:  1978, 1986, 2006, 2008, 2010; dime:  2008; Ecuador penny:  2003
U.S. Mint:  U.S. coins all D
Condition:  range from shiny to dirty, tarnished and scratched

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.51

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Found a Penny Today in a Parking Lot

Today I took a very short walk and found a penny in a parking lot. That is all.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  2005
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  dirty, tarnished, scratched

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.36


Monday, February 24, 2014

Found a Penny in the Rocks

This morning I found a penny while outside with Scarlett. She was wandering around and I was standing near some rocks. I looked down and saw this penny. It had been there awhile, I think, since its features are worn away and unreadable.

And here's a link in case you're wondering what my cat Scarlett is up to right now.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  unreadable
U.S. Mint:  unreadable
Condition:  dirty, tarnished, worn away

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.35


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Found 29 Cents Today

Today I found a penny in the parking lot of my complex then found a quarter in the rocks near my front door! 

Later this afternoon I decided to take a walk and found a penny in the street and two pennies in the parking lot at McDonalds! Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 quarter

Year:  pennies:  1969, 1990, 2003, 2006; quarter:  2000
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, none; quarter:  D
Condition:  dirty and tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.34

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Found a Penny Driving Home Tonight

I was out and about all day today but I didn't find any money until I was almost home. I spotted a penny when I pulled off the street into my complex. As I was waiting for the gate to open, I saw a penny on the parking lot so I hopped out of my car and picked it up. 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  2004
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.05



Friday, February 21, 2014

Found a Quarter in the Parking Lot

This morning I found a quarter in the parking lot when I was taking out the trash. Yay!

My grandson perched it in the slot of this little bank. 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 quarter

Year:  2002
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $7.04

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Found a Penny Outside the Post Office Today

I sold an item on Etsy today so had to visit the post office. I went to the small annex in the gift store instead of the main post office. When I was leaving, I spotted a penny in the rocks!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1969
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished 

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $6.79



Monday, February 17, 2014

Lemons and a Penny

Today I walked to mail a letter and it was hot (read more here)! 

But on the way home I found this penny in the street. I was tickled since yesterday I didn't find any money and I get sort of antsy if I go too long without finding money!

I got a bunch of lemons from a friend so have been making lemon ice cubes (lemon juice frozen in ice cube trays then saved in the freezer for later use). Yum!

How about you? How's your 2014 found money journey coming along?
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  2004
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished and dirty

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $6.78

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Found 73 Cents Today on a Walk

Today I took a walk and found 7 coins:

  • 1 penny in the street
  • 1 dime in the street
  • 1 penny on the sidewalk
  • 1 penny, 1 dime, and 2 quarters in a drive through lane
That's 73 cents. Love finding lots of coins especially silver ones. I posed this found money by some wire women with wild hair that I listed for sale in my Etsy shop.


Have you found any money today (or lately)?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 2 dimes, 2 quarters

Year:  pennies:  1974, 1994, 2003; dimes:  1989, 1993; quarters:  1965, 2006
U.S. Mint:  most D, one P, one no mark
Condition:  pennies tarnished, silver mostly shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $6.77


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day to Me -- I Found 2 Pennies

Today I went to the post office and parked in a large shopping center parking lot across the street. I don't go to the crosswalk to cross and got yelled at by a motorist. His exact words were "Use the crosswalk!"  Well, I did on the way back, like I always do.

But after leaving the post office, I found a penny in a parking lot. Then I headed to Dollar Tree where everybody and their dog were buying Valentine's day junk. Helium balloons, candy, stuffed animals. 

While standing in one of the two very long lines that were open, I saw a penny on the floor in the line I was in. I watched as four different sets of customers (at least five people) walked right by and on that penny. When I got close enough, I bent over and picked it up. It just amazes me that people don't see money!

Happy Valentine's day to you and yours!
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies

Year:  1981, 1992
U.S. Mint:  D, none
Condition:  tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $6.04

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Found Three Pennies Today

Today I found three pennies--two in my parking lot and one in the street. I just love finding money!

I posed these coins next to some items I listed in my Etsy shop today.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies

Year:  unreadable, 1974, 1987
U.S. Mint:  unreadable, D, D
Condition:  two are scratched and tarnished, one just tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $6.02

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Found One Cent Outside the Grocery Store

Today I stopped by Fresh and Easy and on my way out, I spotted a penny in the parking lot. Made my day!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny

Year:  1981
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  scratched and tarnished 

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $5.99

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