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!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Found 74 Cents and Finished Painting Rocks

I just got home from a quick walk and look what I found! 74 cents!

I finished painting the rocks and gave them a coat of Mod Podge to shine them up and protect them a bit. To see them when I first started painting them, check out this post.

I'm off tomorrow on a vacation. I hope to find lots and gobs of money! I'm not sure if I'll post until I get home though. We'll see!



This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 2 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  1986, 2004, 2011, 2013; dimes:  1997, 2006; quarters:  1982,  2000
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  all D; dimes:  D, D; quarters:  D, D
Condition:  shiny, tarnished, dirty

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $20.93


    
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Found a 1955 Dime Today Plus More Coins


Today I had to go to the post office and while I was walking back to my car, which I parked across the street, I found these coins:
  • a penny on the sidewalk in front of a store
  • a dime in an empty parking space
  • a penny on the floor at Walmart (yes, I took a shopping detour)
  • and another penny in a parking space at Walmart
Then I drove to the library and then stopped in at the grocery store where I found the 1955 dime in the coin machine. Someone either didn't want it or forgot about it in there. Love finding the older coins.

So, with this 23 cents I found, it puts me over the $20 mark this year and it's not even June yet! 


I posed this found money next to some rocks I'm painting. I'll pose more found money next to them when they're done. (I guess I should say, I hope I find more money!)

UPDATE:  I just found another penny in the street! That makes 24 cents today.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1982, 1986, 1997, 2012; dimes:  1955, 2004
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  all D; dimes:  no mark, D 
Condition:  shiny, tarnished, dirty

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $20.19

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Six Pennies for Your Thoughts

Today I found these six pennies while on a walk. Here's where:

  • two in the street
  • two in a drive through lane
  • one in a parking space
  • one at a gas station


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  6 pennies
Year:  pennies:  unreadable, 1983, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2012
U.S. Mint:  2 unreadable, 4 D
Condition:  dinged and tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $19.95

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Found Four Coins in Two Drive Through Lanes

Today I braved the heat since it was "only" 89 out and took a walk. I walked through two fast food drive through lanes and here's what I found:
  • a penny in one
  • two pennies and a dime in the other
I was thrilled! 

I posed the money next to some beaded lanyards / badge holders that I have listed in my Etsy shop. One of the blue beads is a cute little ladybug bead. The other lanyard has African Christmas beads. Sweet!

UPDATE!  I just took a short walk (it's really nice out!) and found a beat up penny and a shiny dime, both in the street in different spots! That brings today's found money total to 24 cents! 

Have you been finding much money lately? Let us know please.


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1972, 1992, 2006, new penny is unreadable; dime:  2003, new dime is 2013
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, D, none, ?; dime:  D, D
Condition:  dime is shiny, tarnished pennies

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $19.89

Monday, May 19, 2014

Found 2 Pennies Today and Unveiling Arizona Yard Art

Today I ran some errands this morning and found a penny. I had just left the Dollar Tree store and saw it in the middle of an empty parking space. Then this evening I took a very short walk and found another penny as I was crossing the street.

I worked on my new website some more today and am happier with it than I've been. It's tough starting something from nothing! Check it out if you like. I'm gathering useful and fun yard art perfect for Arizona yards and maybe yours too! Here it is:  Arizona Yard Art. Thanks for looking if you get a chance.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1990, 2005
U.S. Mint:  D, none
Condition:  shiny, one is slightly tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2014:  $19.65


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