My Found Money Jar

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Found Money on a Walk

This morning when I took my trash out, I found a penny in the parking lot. 

Then later I took advantage of the great weather (high of 77ºF!) and took a walk. I found more coins. Here's what and where:

  • three pennies in front of that curb thing in a parking space
  • a penny on the floor of a grocery store
  • another penny on the store floor
  • two more pennies and a nickel on the floor between the register as I was checking out

That's 13 cents total! I love finding me some money!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  again, too many
Condition:  pennies tarnished/one shiny, nickel shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $40.25

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Found 20 Cents Today

Today I found a mess of coins. See 'em? 

Ten pennies and a dime! And I found the cool Apollo 13 glass that I listed in my Etsy shop. Nice!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  10 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  again, too many
Condition:  pennies tarnished, dime shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $40.12

Friday, November 28, 2014

I Have Two Nickels to Rub Together (plus some pennies)

This morning I ran to the post office and parked at a shopping center across the street. While I was walking over to the post office I saw a nickel in the street then on found another nickel on the sidewalk in front of the post office! I think nickels are the least common coin I find so this was something! 

Now I have two nickels to rub together. I'm rich! 

Then I went to the dollar store and found two pennies on the floor. I also bought about 13 items. I never think I need anything there but found all sorts of stuff today. Do you do that, too?


This afternoon I took a walk and found three pennies:  

  • one as I was crossing the street so, yes, I found money in the street
  • one at a gas station
  • one in a fast food drive through

I posed these coins next to one of the saguaro cactus ornaments I made. They're available in my Etsy shop (just click the link up yonder). 

I saw hundreds of these cacti for real yesterday while driving. I stopped and took a few photos. Here's one.

I'm almost to $40 for this year! Hard to believe that just picking up mostly pennies, I've found this much! There is money out there to be found. Have you found any of it lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 2 nickels
Year:  pennies:  one is too dinged up to read, 1974, 1991, 2000, 2014; nickels:  both 2011
U.S. Mint:  all D, but one with no mark and the one I can't read
Condition:  pennies tarnished, nickels super shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $39.92

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful for Found Money and Family

Today I was lucky enough to spend the day with my daughter, son in law, and grandson. That made my Thanksgiving happy. 

I drove a couple of hours and had to make a few pit stops. At a gas station I found a dime inside and a penny in the parking lot. Then later I went to Dollar General for ice and found two dimes and a penny inside the store. So, I found 32 cents today and had a lovely day. Hope you did, too.

Night all. 
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 3 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1982, 2005; dime:  1989, 1996, 2008
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  pennies tarnished, two dimes shiny and one's dirty)
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $39.77

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Found 23 Cents Today

Today I spent the afternoon and evening with my son and his family for an early Thanksgiving celebration. It was great! We ate pizza my son made and other goodies throughout the day. Tomorrow I'll have turkey and all that so this was perfect.

This morning before I headed over to their house I found a dime in my parking lot then later I found another dime at a Starbucks parking lot then on the way home I got gas and found three pennies!

No photo tonight. Too tired. I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies, 2 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1999, 2003, 2009; dime:  1981, 1999
U.S. Mint:  pennies D, dime D and P
Condition:  pennies are mostly tarnished, dimes shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $39.46

Monday, November 24, 2014

Found 12 Coins Today Totaling 21 Cents

This morning I ran to the post office then on my meandering walk back to my car, I found several pennies in parking lots. Then I went to the dollar store and found a penny on the floor. That made 5 pennies.

Then I went to Walmart and hit the jackpot! Well, a small jackpot. I found 6 pennies and a dime on the floor, all near checkout lanes. One penny was near a guy's foot who was waiting in line. I didn't want to appear too eager so I moseyed along and when I came back, it was still there. I think lots of people just don't look down.

So I found 21 cents in all:  11 pennies and 1 dime. Yippee! And later I found a penny in the street.

I posed the money next to a family of rocks I painted

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  11 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1960, 1963, 1983, 1993, 1996, 1999, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2009; dime:  1982
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  pennies are tarnished, a few shiny, dime is shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $39.23

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Found 18 Cents Today on a Walk

I called a friend today and decided to take a walk while we talked. I'm glad I did since we talked for more than 2-1/2 hours! It was really productive getting in a good walk and chatting! 

While I was walking I found nine coins. Here's what and where:
  • two pennies in a fast food parking lot
  • two pennies in an alley behind a shopping center
  • two pennies on the sidewalk in front of a car wash
  • a penny at a gas station
  • a dime in an apartment building parking lot 
  • a penny on a sidewalk
Eighteen cents! So cool! I found these seed pods and thought they were pretty.

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1983, 1985, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2013; dime:  2014
U.S. Mint:  most all D, one with no mark
Condition:  pennies are tarnished, dime is shiny like new
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $39.02

Friday, November 21, 2014

Found 17 Cents Today

Today the weather was perfect here. The temperature was in the low 70s and it was overcast with some sun peeking through. So, I took a walk.

In a shopping center I spotted a penny on the ground then saw three more pennies sitting on a concrete pedestal holding up a light. I walked on and found another penny in a parking space then another in a fast food parking lot. Then I saw a penny in the street (the really chewed up one in the photo). 

Later I went to Michael's and found a dime on the floor when I was checking out. That makes 17 cents total found today!

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1995, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2013 and two I can't read; dime:  2010
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  pennies are mostly tarnished and one is very dinged up, dime is shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $38.84

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Found Three Pennies in the Street

Today I walked to Sprouts for double ad Wednesday and I spotted a penny in the street, in the gutter actually, then when I picked it up, I saw that there was another one! Then I walked on and in front of a car wash, I found another penny. Yep, in the street!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1987, 2003, 2010
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished and very dinged up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $38.67

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Found a Penny Inside the Gas Station

Today I had to get gas (as opposed to simply having gas) and had cash so went inside to prepay. On the floor by the counter was this penny!

The green colander on the other hand will be going in my Etsy shop for sale. I found it recently and love it but don't need it. I really like it though. A lot.

So, I decided I'm going to list it on the high end and if it sells, okay. If it doesn't sell after the 4 months it'll be listed, it's mine!

How's your week going?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1977
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $38.64

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Found 17 Coins Totaling $1.09

Today I ran a bunch of errands and found a bunch of coins. Here's what and where:

  • a penny in a parking lot
  • a penny on the floor at the grocery store
  • a penny on the ledge of the coin machine at the grocery store
  • coins totaling $1.03 in a change tray at the grocery store
  • a penny on the floor at Goodwill
  • a penny in the parking lot here at my complex
  • and I honestly can't remember where I found the other penny

I love days when I just keep finding money! I also found a corner of a dollar bill. It doesn't count, of course. Darn it.

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Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  9 pennies, 2 nickels, 4 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $38.63

Friday, November 14, 2014

Found a Penny in a Parking Lot

Today I found a lone penny in a parking lot. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1996
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $37.54


Thursday, November 13, 2014

I Found a Dollar Bill Plus Some!

Today I went out to the post office and while walking back to my car across the street I found a penny in the street. Then I spotted something shiny in a parking lot:  two dimes and another penny! 

I was thrilled but then later this afternoon I went to the grocery store and I found a dollar bill in the change tray of a self checkout register! I kept it! Would you?

I finished those hamburger ornaments and promised I'd show you a picture. Here goes. I listed them in my Etsy shop in case you want to check out these fun food ornaments there.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 dimes, a dollar bill
Year:  pennies:  1979, 2005; dimes:  1998, 2004; dollar:  Series 2006
U.S. Mint:  a dime is P, the rest D
Condition:  shiny, tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $37.53

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Found 15 Cents Plus a Mexican Coin

Today I took a walk and while I was out here's what I found:
  • a penny in a parking lot
  • a penny on a sidewalk
  • 2 pennies and a Mexican coin in a coin machine tray
  • a penny and a dime on the floor of the grocery store
I posed the coins next to some hamburgers I'm making from found objects. I'll take a picture when they're assembled.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 dime, Mexican $1 coin
Year:  1982, 2008, 2008, 2010, 2013; dime:  2000; Mexican coin:  2010
U.S. Mint:  1982 penny none, the rest D
Condition:  shiny, tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $36.31


Monday, November 10, 2014

Found 4 Pennies Today at a Water Vending Machine

Today I was at a shopping center and spotted four pennies in the area where you put your water bottle in one of those water vending machines. I personally use a water filter pitcher but was happy someone used this machine and left me some  coins to find!

How about you? Have you found any money to tell us about?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1982, 1992, 2007, 2014
U.S. Mint:  D, none, D, D
Condition:  shiny, tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $36.1
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Found 11 Cents Today

This morning I found a penny in the parking lot then a dime in the street! Yay!

I posed them next to this handmade quilted bookmark I made. I had friends over for dinner and am stuffed. We had a good time catching up so now I think I'll veg a bit on the couch.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 dime
Year:  penny:  2014; dime:  2000
U.S. Mint:  D, P
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $36.12

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Day for Finding Dimes

Many days I seem to find pennies. Sometimes just one and sometimes several. But today I found a penny then found three dimes! That rarely happens so I was tickled!

Here's where I found these coins:
  • the penny in a 7-11 parking lot after I left the post office
  • a dime in a parking lot next to a car
  • another dime in a thrift store parking lot
  • the third dime on the sidewalk by a Chick-fil-a
I posed this 31 cents next to a quilted house I'm making. It's not quite finished but I think it's pretty cute. I'll be listing it in my Etsy shop when it's finished.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny, 3 dimes
Year:  penny:  2011; dimes:  1997, 2004, 2006
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  all shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $36.01


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Found Two Coins Today

Today I found two coins:  a penny in a parking lot and a nickel in change tray at the grocery store. Woo hoo!

I posed the coins by some angel earrings I listed in my Etsy shop. They're clip ons! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 nickel
Year:  1995, 2007
U.S. Mint:  both D
Condition:  tarnished and shiny

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.70

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Found Seven Random Pennies Today

Today I went to a physical for another drug study I'll be participating in, and in the parking lot, I found a penny! 

Then I stopped at a shopping center and found another penny in a drive through lane. Later I found a penny at the gas station, then one in a parking lot then another penny on the floor of a store. This afternoon I walked to Sprouts. I found a penny at a Starbuck's parking lot and another penny in the street on the way home.

I posed the pennies next to some coasters with cats in pajamas

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies
Year:  too tired to check
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  all are tarnished and some are scratched

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.64

Monday, November 3, 2014

Found a Penny Today

Today I found a lowly penny in a parking lot beside a car, but that's okay. I'll take it!

Facts About This Found Money

Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1993
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.57

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Found 15 Cents By a Car Today

Today I went for a walk and found 15 cents--a nickel and a dime--next to a car. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money

Denomination:  1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  nickel:  2013; dime:  12014
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  shiny but dinged up a bit 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.56

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Found 39 Cents This Fine Saturday!

Today a friend and I went to a couple of thrift stores (half off day, don't ya know?) then to a few other stores. 

While out and about, I found 39 cents total today. Here's what and where:
  • a quarter at the post office under the counter; just one edge was peeking out!
  • two pennies at Michaels in front of a checkout lane
  • a dime at the grocery store
Later I walked to another thrift store and here's what I found:
  • a penny on the floor of a thrift store 
  • another penny out front on the sidewalk as I was leaving
How about you? Have you found any money lately?

I found the fun little tin with canapé and hors d'oeuvre cutters in it. I'll be listing it for sale in my Etsy shop tonight or tomorrow. The shapes are really cute:  the four card suites, moons, leaves, triangles. Just think of the cocktail party you could have with these fun shapes!


Facts About This Found Money

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.41
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1964, 1987, 1993, 2003; dime:  1999; quarter:  1976
U.S. Mint:  none on the 1964, the rest D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny 



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