Sunday, May 31, 2015

Found a Shiny, New Nickel in the Parking Lot This Morning

This morning I braved the heat and walked around outside a bit. I found a bright, shiny, new nickel in the parking lot. 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  2015
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  very, very shiny
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $33.19

Friday, May 29, 2015

Found 11 Cents in the Boiling Heat

Today I went to my grandson's awards ceremony at his school. So proud of him! The school parking lot was so full that I had to park in a shopping center parking lot and walk a block to the school. When it was time to go get my car, I found some money:

  • a penny in a parking lot
  • a nickel and 2 pennies in a drive through lane
  • 3 pennies at a gas station

I think the pollen count must be high here today. My eyes are itchy and watery, and I am so tired. That might be caused by the heat. The mercury hit over 100 today. Ugh. Hate it.
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  same
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $33.14

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Found Three Cents at Safeway

Today I stopped with my granddaughter at Safeway to get some doughnuts. In the change tray of the self checkout lane were three pennies!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1995, 2003, 1014
U.S. Mint:  none, D, D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $33.03


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Found 17 Cents Plus a Play Dime

In the past two days I found 17 real cents and 1 play dime. 

Yesterday I found 2 pennies then today I found 5 more pennies and a dime. Plus the little plastic gray dime.

I just listed this fun Woodsy Owl patch on Etsy.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 dime, 1 play dime
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  yep, same as above
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $33.00

Monday, May 25, 2015

Found 99 Cents and a Canadian 25-Cent Piece in Two Days

Yesterday I took a walk and found 71 cents. Today I rode my bike and found 53 cents. That's a total of $1.24. Actually I just checked the coins carefully and see that one of the "quarters" is really a Canadian 25-cent coin. So, I'm updating this to reflect this. I don't count foreign money in my found money total, but I think it's fun finding foreign coins!

Here's where I found this money:
  • at a gas station
  • in the street
  • in a fast food drive through lane
  • in a change tray at the grocery store
  • on the sidewalk
  • in several parking lots
Have you been lucky finding money lately? I hope so! Please let us know.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  14 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 dimes, 2 quarters and 1 Canadian 25-cent piece
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  yep, same as above
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $32.83

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Found $1.27 Today in Pay Phones

Today I took a walk and found five quarters, one at a gas station and the other four in pay phones! I did find two pennies, too. 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 5 quarters
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  yep, same as above
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $31.84

Friday, May 22, 2015

77 Cents Puts Me Over $30 for the Year!

Today I ran some errands and found 27 cents! I was thrilled. Then I found a penny in my parking lot. Then I took a walk and found more! 

In total I found 77 cents today! All pennies and dimes as shown here.

This found money puts me over the $30 mark! So far this year, I've found $30.57! Yay!

I found this money in a grocery store, at a gas station, in some rocks, in the street (even put my car in park and got out to get a penny in front of me), and in a couple of parking lots.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  17 pennies, 6 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  yep, same as above
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $30.57


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Took a Short Walk, Found 12 Cents

This evening just before dark, I stepped outside and it was nice and cool and a bit breezy. So, I took a walk.

In my parking lot I found a shiny new 2015 dime. Then later in a church parking lot I found a penny and another on the sidewalk when I was almost home.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1969, 2005; dime:  2015
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $29.80


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Found 17 Cents at the Store and on a Walk

This morning I went to the grocery store since I was out of milk, fresh fruit and vegetables, you know the drill. Anyway, I found a penny on the floor as I was leaving the store.

Then later this afternoon I walked to Sprouts for their double ad Wednesday sales. On the way, I didn't find a plug nickel (nor a regular nickel or anything else), but on the walk home I found two pennies in the street, three pennies at a gas station, another penny in the street, a nickel in a drive through lane, and a nickel in a parking space in front of an Ace hardware store. 

A worker was out front and saw that I found some money, and we got to talking. He said, "It's always good to find silver money," when I told him I found a nickel. I agreed. Then he told me that one time he found a $100 bill! He was in line at a store and dropped a dollar bill and when he reached down to pick it up, he saw a bill folded into a tiny shape. He put it in his pocket and later unfolded it and saw that it was a $100 bill! 

So cool! The most I've found was a $20 bill once. How about you? What's the largest denomination of money you've found?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 2 nickels
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $29.68

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Found 3 Pennies Last Week

Last Wednesday I started a dog sitting job and on the drive there, I stopped at a gas station to use the little girl's room. In the parking lot, I found 3 pennies! 

I didn't find any more money while away and now that I'm back home, I'll try to get out and walk in the 'hood and see if I can find more coins and maybe even some bills!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1978, 2012, 2014
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $29.51

Monday, May 11, 2015

Found 35 Cents on a Bike Ride Today

This evening I rode my bike to the post office to mail a bill. I meandered through just about every parking lot on the way and ended up finding 35 cents!

Here's where I found the money:

  • 10 pennies:  at a gas station near the vacuums, in a fast food restaurant parking lot, in a liquor store drive through, on the sidewalk, and in a parking space
  • 1 quarter:  a fast food drive through
So weird. Yesterday I found a quarter and another today. I rarely find quarters and I've found one two days in a row. I can't believe I've found almost $30 so far this year and it's not even half over. Yay!

Have you found any money recently? Please let us know!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  10 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto, mister
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $29.48

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Found 27 Cents Today

Happy mother's day to all the moms out there. I was lucky enough to get to spend the day with some of my kids and grandkids and talked to the rest on the phone.

Later I took a walk and found a quarter in a parking space in front of a grocery store and 2 pennies somewhere along the line.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  2010, 2014; quarter:  1991
U.S. Mint:  D, D, P
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $29.13

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Found a Mess of Coins Today

This morning I went with a friend to breakfast then to a few stores. At an auto parts store I spotted something shiny between two display cases. A nickel and beside it a penny! Then in a parking lot I found another penny.

This afternoon I took a walk to the store and found 7 more pennies, 2 more nickels, and 2 dimes! I found these on the floor of the grocery store, in a coin machine, in a parking lot, next to an ATM. Yay!

A great day... found 44 cents total.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  9 pennies, 3 nickels, 2 dimes
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $28.86


Friday, May 8, 2015

Found 7 Pennies on a Walk

Today I took a walk and enjoyed the actually COOL weather! I love it!

I found a penny in the street, then another, then a penny in a parking spot in front of a car, two pennies at the grocery store, and two more pennies at a gas station!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies

Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $28.42


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Found 15 Cents Today

Today was sort of overcast, cool and breezy, not unbearably hot at all so I spent some time off and on all day just moseying around. At one point I found a dime by a dumpster!

Then this evening I took a walk and found five pennies! One was in the street, three at a gas station all in different spots, and another in the street.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $28.35

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Found Money: Two Days, 37 Cents Found

Yesterday I found 6 pennies and a nickel here, there, and everywhere. Well, actually at the grocery store and in a parking lot. 

Today I found a penny and a quarter in the street. 

Nice!

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  7 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $28.20

Monday, May 4, 2015

Found 5 Pennies Today

This morning I took a walk since it rained last night and was pleasantly cool this morning. 

I found 4 pennies. One was a 1954 wheat penny! Then this afternoon I found another penny in my parking lot.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1954, 1985, 1989, 2003
U.S. Mint:  ?, all rest D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished, one is dinged up and good
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $27.83

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Found 52 Cents Today

This afternoon I ran a few errands. I found a penny at the grocery store on the floor in front of the deli counter. Later I took a short walk and found another penny and two quarters in my parking lot as I was leaving to head out. 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  1990, 2009; quarters:  2000, 2006
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $27.78

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Found 4 Pennies Today

Today I drove a friend around to see some apartments and while out I found a penny in some rocks at one place then a penny in the parking lot at Wendy's and one inside. It had been so long since I'd been in a fast food restaurant that I had no idea how to use the drink machine. Weird.

Later today I took a short walk and found another penny in an apartment parking lot. Yay!
Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1974, 1997, 2010, 2011
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $27.26


Friday, May 1, 2015

Found 2 Cents Today

Today I found a penny in a parking lot then another penny on the floor at the grocery store. 

I haven't been out lately much so I haven't been finding much money. How about you?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  ? , 2011
U.S. Mint:  ?, D
Condition:  one shiny, the other tarnished and very beat up
Total Found Money in 2015 to Date:  $27.22

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