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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Found 28 Cents at the Grocery Store

Today I walked to the grocery store and while inside the store I first found a penny near an aisle of food, then I found another penny in a checkout lane on the floor, and as I was leaving, I found a quarter on the floor. In the parking lot I found a penny by a car. 28 cents! Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  ? 2007, 2013; quarter:  2005
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D, D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny and one penny is all slick and worn
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $14.51

Friday, February 27, 2015

Found Money in the Street and at a Gas Station and ...

Today I took a walk and I found 20 cents! Here's what and where:
  • a nickel on the sidewalk as I set off
  • 2 pennies in a fast food drive through lane
  • a penny in a parking space at a gas station
  • 2 pennies beside a car in front of an auto parts store
  • a dime in the street on my way home
Yay! I just love finding money! Have you found any lately? Let us know please.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny and the dime that was in the street is all dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $14.23

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Found 16 Cents Today

This morning I went to the post office, the dollar store, and the library, oh, and the grocery store. I found 16 cents! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $14.03


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Found 91 Cents Today at the Grocery Store

Today I watched my granddaughter and ran to the grocery store for some things for lunch. When I checked out at the self-checkout lane, my three pennies rolled into the tray and when I went to retrieve them, there was a whole mess of coins there! 

I picked out my three cents and there was 89 more cents! I'm sorry someone left it but I do ascribe to the finders-keepers, loser-weepers club, so in my pocket they went.

Then as I was leaving the store, I spotted 2 more pennies on the floor.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 dimes, 2 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $13.87

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Found 32 Cents Today Walking to the Store

This morning I walked to Fry's to get another package of blackberries (only 87 cents!) before the sale ends. While I was out, I found 32 cents. Here's what and where:

  • a penny in the street
  • 2 pennies in a parking lot
  • 2 pennies on the sidewalk in front of the grocery store
  • a penny and quarter in a change tray at the grocery store
  • a penny on the sidewalk

I just love finding money! Have you found any coins or bills lately?
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with; quarter:  1996
U.S. Mint:  mostly D, quarter is P
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $12.96

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Found 21 Cents Running Errands Today

This morning I met friends for brunch and in the parking lot I found 3 pennies. Then I went to deliver something I sold and found 2 pennies in a store as I was waiting for the person.

This afternoon I headed to the dollar store and found a dime and a penny in a parking lot as I walked to the store. Then I found a penny on the store floor and 2 more pennies on a sidewalk then 2 more pennies in a parking lot.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  11 pennies, 1 dimes
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with; dime:  2013
U.S. Mint:  mostly D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $12.64

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Found 15 Coins Today Including a Panama Coin and 1957 Penny

Today I walked to the grocery store and on the way I found 2 coins in the street at separate spots:

  • a copper-looking coin from Panama (looks like a penny but I'm not sure how much it's worth)
  • a penny

Then I found a penny in front of a vending machine outside the store, and inside the store I found a handful of coins in the change tray of a coin machine. One of them was 2 pennies stuck together. It's like a penny sandwich.

Then as I was checking out I found another penny on the floor. It was the 1957 wheat penny. Yay! 

That makes 50 cents I found today plus the Panama coin I'm not counting in my found money total.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  10 pennies, 4 dimes, 1 Panama penny
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with but one is a 1957!; dimes:  1967, 1999, 2007, 2014; Panama penny:  1987
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $12.43

Friday, February 20, 2015

Found 2 Lonely Pennies Today

This morning I had to go to the post office and after I walked around the parking lot and found a penny. Then I went to the credit union and found a penny at a gas station next to it. Just 2 lonely pennies, but I'll take it!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  2005, 2011
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.93

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Found 32 Cents Today

This morning I took my car to get my oil changed and while they were working on it, I walked and talked to my sister. I was lucky! I found 6 pennies in various parking lots and a quarter under a water vending machine. Then this evening at the grocery store, I found another penny. That makes 32 cents found today!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1970, 1981, 1983, 1990, 1994, 2001, 2012; quarter:  2006
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.91

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Found 5 Pennies and Torn Dollar Bill

This morning I took a short bike ride and in front of a bus stop I saw what looked like part of a dollar bill. I stopped and sure enough, it was. Then I saw another piece then another. 

I found all of these pieces, which after piecing them together, it appears they are from two dollars. (See? There are two of George's head.) 

Dang. Why would someone rip up money?

Since it's not a complete bill I won't be counting it in my found money total. Dang it.

Then I found a penny in a parking lot in front of a grocery store then four more pennies in front of a convenience store. And one of them is a wheat penny from 1951!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1951, 1984, 1986, 1997, 2002
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.59

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Found 28 Cents Again Today

On Sunday I found 28 cents and lo and behold, I found 28 cents again today!

This morning I had to go finish up a study I was doing for a skin care product and I stopped at the grocery store and dollar store on the way home. I found a penny on the floor of the grocery store then a nickel in the parking lot of the dollar store.

When I got home I found another penny in my parking lot (that's the third day in a row!). Find with me. My neighbors can just keep dropping money.

Later this afternoon I took a bike ride and found quite a few coins:

  • a penny in the street
  • 5 pennies in a bank drive through lane
  • a dime at a gas station
  • a penny in the street almost stuck in tar but I was able to get it
  • 3 pennies in an apartment building parking lot

That's 28 cents (13 pennies, a nickel, and a dime)!

I posed this found money on a vintage book I just listed in my Etsy shop. I love the title:  Go To Bed Stories!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  13 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  too many; nickel:  1994; dime:  2014
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny, dinged up, one with tar remnants
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.54

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy President's Day -- Found 12 Cents

Today I rode my bike to the post office and library even though they were closed. I dropped a letter in the outside mail box then returned some books to the library. On the way I rode my bike through nearly every parking lot I came to and I found some coins:

  • a penny in a restaurant drive through
  • 2 pennies in another restaurant drive through
  • a nickel in yet another drive through
  • a penny in the Target parking lot
  • a penny at a gas station near a pay phone
  • a penny somewhere (can't remember where!)
  • a penny in my parking lot when I got home

Not bad finding 12 coins with two president's images (Lincoln on the pennies and Jefferson on the nickel). Happy President's day!

I posed my found money next to a stuffed lion my friend mailed to me. Cute!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  pennies:  1982, 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2014; nickel:  1998
U.S. Mint:  mostly D, one with no mint mark
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.26

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Found 28 Cents and Finished Brooke Shields's Memoir

Today I rode my bike for a bit and found a quarter in the street first! Yay! This quarter is really dinged up so I think it might have been there a while getting run over repeatedly. But I saved it!

Then I found a penny in a parking lot then one on the ground next to some vacuums at a gas station. When I got home I found a penny in my parking lot. 

Earlier today I finished listening to the audio book of There Was a Little Girl:  The Real Story of My Mother and Me by Brooke Shields. I don't usually listen to books, but this one was read by the author and it was actually pretty good. What a gal her mom was (said with tongue firmly in my cheek). 



Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1985, 2002, 2014; quarter:  1982
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, one with no mint mark
Condition:  tarnished, shiny, dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $11.14

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Found 21 Cents Today and One Penny Is Curled

This morning I went to the post office and the dollar store. While walking to the post office I found 5 pennies and one of them is curled. See it? So weird. 

This deformed penny and another one were in the street so I guess they were getting a beating out there in the traffic or maybe someone took a pair of pliers to that one.

Later I found a dime in a parking lot then a penny in another parking lot. Later in the day I found the nickel in some rocks at a grocery store parking lot.

One of the other pennies is a wheat penny from 1941! Yay! I love to find older coins.
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1941, 1972, 1985 200?, 2000, 2003; nickel:  2005; dime:  1989
U.S. Mint:  mostly all D, one P, some with no mint mark
Condition:  tarnished, shiny, dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $10.86

Friday, February 13, 2015

Found Money Blog: 60 Cents While Out and About

Today I ran some errands this morning and found a penny in a parking lot then a penny on the floor of the grocery store. That makes 2 pennies.

Later in the day I rode my bike and found even more:

  • 1 penny, 1 nickel, and 2 quarters in a drive through lane (way back where the cars drive up after ordering)
  • 1 penny in a parking lot
  • then 1 more penny in another parking lot

That's 58 cents for 60 cents total found today. Yay! I love these "big found money" days!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  19??, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2013; nickel:  2000; quarters:  1967, 2005

U.S. Mint:  mostly all D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny, dinged up

Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $10.65

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Two Pennies Found on Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

Today, February 12, is Abe's birthday and to celebrate, I found 2 pennies with is likeness on them! How's that for cool!?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1993, 1999

U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $10.05

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Found 44 Cents Plus a Partial Coin

Today I did something I should have done several years ago. I bought new tennis shoes! My old ones were at least 7, maybe 8, years old. Ugh. Terrible. They had blow outs on the sides and the tread was long gone. As I walked in to the store, I spotted a penny in the parking lot then a dime inside the store!

I found some shoes and wore them out of the store. I walked about four blocks to the post office to mail a letter and found more coins on my walk. 

Here's what and where:

  • a penny and a dime on the floor of the dollar store
  • a partial penny (it looks like someone snipped off about one-third of the coin!) in the street
  • a dime and a penny on the floor at Walmart
  • a penny in the street
  • and another dime that I can't remember now where I found

But I was thrilled! I love finding those 2/3 or 3/4 coins. So strange! I don't count them in my found money total but they're just really interesting, I think.

Oh, and I spotted three more pennies but couldn't get them. A man was standing near one and I would have had to get in his space to retrieve it so I left it. The other two were right under the window of a drive through and I didn't want to get caught by the worker who was right there! 

I posed this found money next to some Valentine's I've received this year. How fun!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies (and another), 4 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1973, 1989, 2003, 2014 (other snipped coin is cut off); dimes:  1993, 1997, 2006, 2006
U.S. Mint:  mostly all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and a few dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $10.03

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Found 4 Cents While Riding My Bike

This morning I rode my bike for a bit and found 4 pennies:

  • 1 penny in a parking lot
  • 1 penny by a vacuum at a gas station
  • 2 pennies in a restaurant parking lot

I love finding money! How about you? Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  ?, 1989, 2007, 2009
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished and a few dinged up 
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $9.59

Monday, February 9, 2015

Found a 1965 Penny

Today I picked up my granddaughter from school and we had fun eating and playing on the iPads at their house (not at the same time). Then when my grandson came home the two of them were syncing up in Minecraft. That Steve guy is weird, don't you think?

Anyway, on my way home I stopped at the grocery store and found a penny! And it's a nice older one from 1965.

And this evening I watched Stephen King's A Good Marriage on Netflix. A couple were coin dealers and the guy was on the hunt for a double stamped penny (I guess that's what it's called when the features look like a shadow). That part was fun but most of the movie was creepy. Good but creepy!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1965
U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished 
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $9.55

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Found a Token and 21 Cents

Today I rode my bike and found a token that has MC on it and 21 cents! I'm not sure what the MC stands for, but I saw it in the street so stopped and picked it up. I thought it was a quarter. Oh well.

I found the coins (6 pennies, a nickel, and a dime) in these places:

  • in the street
  • in a parking lot
  • in a change tray of a water vending machine
  • in a coffee drive through

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with; nickel:  2013; quarter:  2007
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ditto; nickel and dime:  both D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny and some pennies are dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $9.54

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Found 39 Cents Running Errands

This afternoon I ran some errands and found 39 cents! Here's what coins and where I found them:
  • a penny in a restaurant parking lot
  • a penny on the floor of a dollar store
  • a penny on the floor of the thrift store
  • and another penny on the floor of the grocery store
  • 4 pennies, a nickel, and a quarter in a change tray at the grocery store

I was on a roll! I just love it when I keep finding money here, there, and everywhere! How about you? Have you found any money lately?

I posed these next to a box made from old Christmas cards that I dug out to take a photo of. Isn't it cool!?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  9 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with; nickel:  1991; quarter:  2011
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ditto; nickel and quarter:  both P
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $9.33


Friday, February 6, 2015

Found Money Blog: 27 Cents!

Today I took a walk and found 27 cents! First I found a penny under a water vending machine then a quarter in the same vending machine change tray. Then I found a penny in a parking lot.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1995, 2013; quarter:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished, shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.94


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Found 5 Pennies and Tiny Zip Tie

This afternoon I took a short walk and found 5 pennies:

  • 3 in a bank drive through lane
  • 1 at a fast food restaurant parking lot
  • 1 at another fast food restaurant

And I spotted this little yellow zip tie! Isn't it adorable!? I have found quite a few zip ties when I've taken walks and I pick them up and bring them home. The others have all been black and though varying in size, much bigger than this little guy. It's so cute!

I just found this assortment (they call them cable ties) and it includes some little yellow ones! Just in case you need some of your own.



Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1986, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005 
U.S. Mint:  all D 
Condition:  all tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.67

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Found 19 Cents Today

I ran to the grocery store this morning and found some coins:

  • a penny on the floor
  • a nickel in the change tray of a copy machine
  • a dime on the floor

Then later I found a penny in a parking lot then took a walk and found a penny in another parking lot and a penny in the street. So, that makes 19 cents total. Yay!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1977, 1986, 2008; nickel:  1996; dime:  2008 
U.S. Mint:  all D but one penny with no mint mark
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and dinged
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.62



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Found a Penny at a Restaurant Today

This morning I met a friend for coffee and found a penny on the floor! Then we took a long walk and later she found a dime in her parking lot. Yay for us!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1982
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished but still slightly shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.43


Monday, February 2, 2015

Found 2 Cents Today

I went out to take the trash to the dumpster today and found a penny in some dirt. Then I walked around the block and found a penny in the street! 

It's not much, but it's 2 more cents than I had before! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1976, 2006
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished and dirty and dinged up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.42

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Found 23 Cents

This afternoon I took advantage of the fact that a lot of people would probably be watching that game and ran some errands. 


While I was out I found 23 cents! I found 8 pennies (on the floor of two stores, in a parking lot), a nickel (in a drive through lane), and a dime (in a parking lot).

I posed the found money next to a whiskey I'll be enjoying here in a bit!

UPDATE:  This morning (the next day) I realized I had another penny in my other pants' pocket so I found 24 cents yesterday, not 23 cents! 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  9 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  too many to mess with; nickel:  2005; dime:  1988
U.S. Mint:  mostly all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $8.40

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