Sunday, August 31, 2014

Found Two Cents

Today I ran to Carl's Jr. and found a penny in the street and a penny on the floor. Yay!

Today I've been culling some my old books that I've collected through the years. I can remember looking at library books sales, thrift stores, and estate and garage sales and finding these. 

And even though I really like some of them, I don't need them. I never look at them any more, so it's time for them to go to a new home. Check them out on Etsy, if you'd like.
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  2013, 2014
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:   one tarnished, one shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $29.60

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Found 23 Cents Today but Only Have 22 Cents

This morning I had to run to the post office. After I left there, I found a penny in the street then a dime in a parking spot. I was thrilled, and then I found another dime at the grocery store, but somewhere between there and home I lost the penny! Man! That is the first time in 5 years of my found money collecting for this blog that that's happened! Shoot.

But this evening I took a walk and found two pennies in the street, so today I actually found 23 cents but can only claim 22 cents for my blog.

Oh, and see the stick in the photo? I found that last night on a short walk. I wrote a little article about it here. Someone is modeling them... Check it out!
Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  2002, 2006; dimes:  1993, 2014
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D
Condition:   pennies tarnished, dimes shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $29.58

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Found 3 Pennies Today

Today I ran a couple of errands and I found three pennies.  

I was just cruising around Amazon and saw this very cool back to school supply pack. It think something like this would be great to have around the house for when kids visit.

UPDATE:  I found a penny just now while out taking a walk. Yes sir!
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1986, 1992, 1998, 2005
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D
Condition:   all tarnished, all of 'em
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $29.36

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Found 3 Silver Coins This Evening

I just went to the grocery store and while out I found 3 silver coins. Well, they're silver colored, not all silver but that's okay. 

I found a dime and quarter at a coffee shop then a dime under a water vending machine.

I'm listing this vintage terrycloth tablecloth for sale on Etsy. It'll be up there in a bit. 

Denomination:  2 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  2011, 2013, 1974
U.S. Mint:  D, D, none
Condition:   mostly all shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $29.32


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Found a Penny in the Parking Lot

Just now I went out to get the mail and cruised around the parking lot. I found a penny!

UPDATE:  I found another penny in the parking lot this evening when I went for a short walk. Yay!

Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  2004, 199?
U.S. Mint:  D, none
Condition:   dirty and tarnished but still a  tad shiny, second penny is scratched
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.87

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Found a Penny at the 99 Cent Store

Today I stopped at the 99 Cent store on my way home from visiting some friends. I spotted a penny on the floor and snapped it up!

Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.86


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Found a Mess of Pennies Today!

I ran a few errands today and found a mess of pennies. Here's where:
  • 2 in my parking lot
  • 5 next to a trash can in front of a store
  • 1 on the floor of the thrift store
  • 2 in the library parking lot
  • 1 in a random parking space
  • 3 in the grocery store parking lot
Yay! I just love days like this when I keep spotting money. I wish some had been silver but 14 cents is just fine with me!

Oh and see that key? I found that today, too. It's a pocket knife! I found some of these pocket knife keys on Amazon in case you don't find one of these and you want one, too.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  14 pennies
Year:  pennies:  too lazy to look
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.85


Friday, August 22, 2014

Found 5 Pennies But Only Brought Home 2

Tonight I was able to go for another short walk since the weather is cooperating! I love that the worst of the heat seems to be behind us, at least for now.

So, on my walk I turned a corner and almost immediately saw something shiny in the street. It was round so I figured with luck it was a coin or maybe a washer or something else. Sure enough, it was a penny. An embedded penny. Then I walk on and found another. Then about half a block away, another. Dang! I was disappointed to say the least.

Then I was stopped at a corner and spotted two more pennies in the street. These were just sitting there though so I was able to pick them up and bring them home! Yippee!

Here's an article I wrote recently about the Old Town Scottsdale trolley in case you'd like to check it out.

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  too scratched up
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  scratched and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.71

Found a Penny on the Sidewalk

Yesterday it cooled down enough to take a walk, so I walked to the grocery store and on the way home I found a penny on the sidewalk! 

I hadn't found any money all week so I was thrilled! Yep, it's just a penny but that's okay with me!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.69


Friday, August 15, 2014

Found a Penny in a Parking Lot

Today after leaving a grocery store, I spotted a penny in a parking space two down from my car. 

Every penny adds up! 

Do you stop and pick up just a penny? (If you read my blog, you know I do each and every time EXCEPT today I was driving and spotted a penny outside my car. I was stopped at a light but the light turned green and I didn't have time to get out and get it. Darn!)

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2007
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.68

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Found a Penny in Front of My Car

This evening I decided I wanted pizza. I had everything to make it but I wanted pepperoni on it. I didn't have that. 

So, off to the store I went. I got a few other things I needed and it was a little cooler out so all and all, even though I was hungry, it was okay to run up and get a few things. 

In the store I saw a penny under a ledge for the self-checkout lane clerk. He was standing there though so I couldn't get it. Dang!

When I was walking back to my car, I saw a penny in front of it in the parking space. Yay! Found one after all!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2008
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  
tarnished with a bit of shine
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.67


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Found 12 Cents on the Way Home from the Store

Today I walked to the store and on the way home I found 12 cents! 

First I found a penny on a sidewalk then another penny in a parking lot then a dime in the street!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1985, 2005; dime:  2000
U.S. Mint:  pennies: none, D; dime:  P
Condition:  dirty, tarnished and one is bent and dinged
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.66

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Found Three Cents Today in Three Places

Today I ran some errands and found a penny in the street, on the floor of a store, and in a parking lot walking into a store. 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  ?, 1983, 1998
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D
Condition:  dirty, tarnished and one is scratched up (the one from the street)
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.54

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Found 15 Cents at the Grocery Store

Today I ran a few errands. At the grocery store I found a nickel in the coin return of a copier and a dime on the floor. 

I posed them next to a cigar box I found at the Goodwill. Isn't it cool!? It's for sale in my Etsy shop. Click here to check it out.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 nickel, 1dime
Year:  1991, 1970
U.S. Mint:  P, P
Condition:  both are dirty
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.51

Friday, August 8, 2014

Found a Dime at the Annex Post Office

Today I found a dime on the floor of the gift shop/annex that has a post office counter at the back. It was just sitting there in an aisle waiting for me!

Here are some coin wrappers for those dimes!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1970
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.36

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Found 28 Cents Today at Two Stores and a Parking Lot

Today I took a friend to the airport then went to a grocery store. I found a penny on the floor as I entered the store next to the corn on the cob bin. 

Later today I realized I needed to go to the library so went this evening and found two pennies in the parking lot then went to another store and found a quarter on the floor. Yes!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1984, 2001, 2010; quarter:  1997
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D; quarter:  P
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $28.26

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Found a Penny on the Grocery Store Floor

Today I found a penny on the grocery store floor under the self-service checkout lane. 

That is all.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1995
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.98

Friday, August 1, 2014

Found a Penny Today in a Parking Lot, I Think

Today my grandson and I went to the post office and after leaving there he found a penny in a parking lot and a dime on the floor of the Dollar Tree. I found a penny somewhere. 

I just asked my grandson where I found my penny and he couldn't remember either. Even though it wasn't very memorable, I found it.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2014
U.S. Mint:  D 
Condition:  tarnished but still a bit shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $27.97

Mid-December Found Money and Murder on the Orient Express and Swagbucks

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