Thursday, July 31, 2014

Found a Penny While Parked at a Stoplight

Today I was driving home with my grandkids from shoe shopping and was stopped at a stoplight. I glanced out my side window and saw a penny on the median. I put the car in park and hopped out and got it. 

Love being able to collect money I find while in the car! 

I also spotted a penny on the floor at the mall but let my grandson pick it up.
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1993
U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.96

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Found a Dime in a Grocery Store Parking Lot

Today I ran to the grocery store and on the way back to my car, I spotted a dime in the parking lot. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1999
U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition:  a tad dirty  but still mostly shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.95

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Found 7 Pennies Today on a Walk

This morning I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the door and the air was actually sort of cool! It's been so hot lately, usually over 100°F most days for the high. But this morning it was in the low 80s! 

I took a walk!

On the way to the grocery store for a few things I forgot yesterday, I found two pennies in the street in two different places. Then I found two pennies in the parking lot, then three pennies on the floor of the grocery store. 

I'm glad I took a walk because now it's back up above 100. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.

Have you found any money recently?

UPDATE:  I just took another short walk and found 2 more pennies! That makes 9 cents found today.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies + 2
Year:  1973, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1993, 2000, 2000, 2001, 2013, 2014
U.S. Mint:  all D but one with no mark
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.85

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Found Money Blog -- 5 Coins in 3 Spots

Today I drove to the Goodwill since it's half off day. On the way there, I spotted a penny in the street (found money in the street!!), so I pulled over and picked that guy up! It was really beat up, but it's just fine.

Then at Goodwill I found a few things but didn't find any money. I went to two grocery stores and at one found a dime on the floor then a penny! At the other grocery store I found a dime and a nickel in the coin return of a copy machine. Yes! 27 cents!

Have you found any money recently?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  ?, 2014; nickel:  2000; dimes:  2007, 2012
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ?, D; nickel:  P; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  range from very new and shiny to tarnished and scratched up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.76

Monday, July 21, 2014

Found Money Blog -- 2 Cents

Today I found 2 pennies:  1 in the parking lot when I took the trash out this morning and 1 on the floor of the grocery store.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1981, 2009
U.S. Mint:  none, none
Condition:  1 is shiny, 1 tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.49

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Found a Nickel on a Short Walk

Today I took a really short walk, just across the street around a commercial parking lot. But I found a nickel so it was worth it! It's so hot out and I really miss taking longer walks. Oh well. When the snow's flying pretty much everywhere else in a few months, I can walk to my heart's content.

I posed the nickel next to a can I'll be using to make a tin can man. I added holes so this guy can have a face! I'll post a photo when I'm done. In the meantime, here are a few of the others I've made along with some other found object art.

Are you having a good summer? Hope so!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  P
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.47


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Lost Money Experiment and Found Money

This morning I had to mail something I sold on Etsy. I didn't find any money at the post office this time, but when I was walking back to my car I spotted a penny in the street. Yay!

Then I went to the grocery store. While walking in I saw a little stone bench and decided to put a penny there (not my found penny!) and see if anyone would pick it up while I was in shopping. I set a shiny penny on the far edge of the bench then went in the store. 

When I came out it was still there! Granted I was only in the store for 9 minutes, but a woman was sitting on the bench! She could have easily snatched it up but since she didn't I did!

So my first lost money experiment to see if anyone would find money I "lost" was a fail. I think so many people are preoccupied and just don't look.

And yes, I picked it up, acting all surprised to have found a penny!  
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2000
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  scratched and tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.42


Friday, July 18, 2014

Found Money Blog -- Found Four Cents Today

This morning I ran a couple of errands and I found 4 cents:

  • a penny on the floor at Walmart in front of the pharmacy counter
  • 2 pennies in a grocery aisle at Walmart
  • a penny in a parking space

I just love finding money and that little bit I found put a smile on my face even though it was hotter than you-know-what out there.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1979, 1979, 1993, 1999
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  none, D, D, D
Condition:  3 are tarnished, 1 is shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.41

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Found Money Blog -- 12 Cents in the Drive Through Lane

Today I waited till around 7:00 p.m. to run to the store for a few things. While I was out, I walked through a drive through lane and found two pennies and a dime. Yay!

I hadn't found any money all week and was beginning to wonder if I'd lost my touch! I just haven't been out much since it's July. In Arizona. But this money thrilled me!

How about you? Finding any money out there?

Oh, I bought these cassava root chips. They're not bad! I'll be reviewing them probably tomorrow on the new and improved Bubblews.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1970, 1990; dime:   1968, I think, it's scratched
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, D; dime:  ?
Condition:  tarnished, scratched
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.37

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Found Money Blog -- Found 24 Cents Today

While out and about today I found 24 cents. Here's what and where:

  • a penny in a parking lot
  • a dime in the same parking lot a little further down the line
  • a dime in the street as I was walking on the sidewalk
  • a penny on the floor at the post office
  • a penny in a parking lot
  • a penny in a water vending machine change tray

Yay! 

This evening I made a kitty pillow for my granddaughter and posed the coins nearby.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1977, 2002, 2004; dime:   1989, too scratched to read
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ?, none, D, D; dimes: D, ??
Condition:  tarnished, scratched
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.25

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Found 12 Cents in a Change Tray

Today I went to the grocery store for a few things and found a dime and two pennies in the chute of the change tray. They were sitting there waiting to fall so I just nudged them a bit and down they came. Mine, all mine!

And yay! This found money puts me over $27 found so far this year!

I posed the money next to this gadget that I'll be listing in my Etsy shop. What is it? It's a canning jar lifter

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1989, 2006; dime:   2006
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D
Condition:  pennies are tarnished, dime is a tad dirty
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.01

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Found a Penny Under a Truck

This morning I walked around our parking lot a bit before it got too hot and I found a penny under a truck. I was able to reach it so I snatched it up!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2007
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished with shine peeking through
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.89


Monday, July 7, 2014

Found a Penny at the Grocery Store

Today I went to the post office, but I just spent money. Didn't find any.

Then I went to the dollar store. Same thing.

Then I went to the grocery store. I spent money and found a penny on the floor!
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished with shine peeking through
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.88


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Found Money in the Street Blog -- Found a Penny in the Parking Lot

Today I went to some friends' house for brunch and when I came home I found a penny in the parking lot. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2011
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.87

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Found Money Blog -- Found 47 Cents

Today I ran to two grocery stores and while I was out I found five coins. Here's what and where:

  • a dime in a drive through lane
  • a penny under a coin machine
  • a quarter in a change tray of a copier
  • a dime and a penny on the floor of a grocery store

I was on a roll!

How about you? Found any money recently?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 dimes, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1987, 1988/ dimes:  1983, 1985; quarter:  1998
U.S. Mint:  all D but one dime is P
Condition:  some shiny, some tarnished, one penny is kinda gummy
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.86


Friday, July 4, 2014

Found Money Blog -- Found 2 Cents on the 4th of July

This morning I took a walk because it cooled down overnight, I guess from the haboob (dust storm) that blew through the Phoenix area last night. 

On the walk I found a penny in a drive through lane and earlier I found a penny in our parking lot. And here they are posed on top of a wooden handkerchief box. Isn't it pretty?

I hope every one has a great 4th of July!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  2001, 2014
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  one shiny, one tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.39

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Found 4 Pennies on a Store Floor

Today I sold a pillowcase on Etsy so I ran to the post office. While I was close I stopped by the dollar store to return a few things. While I was there, I found four pennies on the floor in three different spots. Yay!

I just made my first calendar on Zazzle featuring different vintage linens. I think it turned out nice:

 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1978, 1988, 2013, 2014
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D,
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.37

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Found 6 Cents in a Parking Lot and Change Tray

This morning I took out my trash and found a penny in the parking lot. Then I went to Fry's grocery store and I checked the copy machine change tray. There was a nickel in there! Yay! 

Do you ever check change trays on copiers, vending machines, and the like? If you do, do you find coins?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 nickel
Year:  2000, 1995
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  penny is tarnished but fine, nickel is a tad dirty
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.33


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Found a Penny at the Post Office

Today I went to run some errands and I found a penny on the floor at the post office. I went several other places but that was it. Better than nothing!

Here's a short article I wrote about my June found money.

And I've been busy adding more vintage linen photo items to some Zazzle products. Love this Dutch scene postcard:

 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1977
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished but fine
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $26.27

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