I was able to capture this FACE-UP Lincoln while the clerk busied himself with another customer's credit card payment. It was a 1985, a year which doesn't ring any significant bells with me.
However...an important coincidence sailed right over my head until Monday, when I realized that this penny appeared on the date of my dad's birthday! How could I be so blind?
I suppose Even Steven figured I was not worthy of another penny this week, after that failure to note the special gift on its special day! Because I did not find another.
I DID find a coin, though. On WEDNESDAY, November 21st, in Norman, Oklahoma. How nice of a fellow patron of the Riverwind Casino to bestow me with this nickel that was rightfully meant for me! Even Steven even works his magic across state lines!
It was a 2011 nickel, FACE UP, found in the free beverage room at Riverwind Casino. This picture was taken at my kitchen counter, after I brought this nickel meant for me home in a special compartment of my gambling purse, so as not to mix it up with other nickels from my cash-out tickets. I wish I could have captured the picture in its natural habitat, but I already had a cup of water in my hand, and I can't take a one-handed picture.
Poor ol' Thomas Jefferson! This is the nickel which does him no favors. He looks like he strained a bit too hard while sitting on a boot taking a crap! His eyes are all bugged out. I did, however, do him a favor, by taking the above picture. The second effort. Because originally, he looked like THIS:
That came out a little too dark and demonic for Val! What a difference a flash makes, huh? The dark picture is with my phone flash ON! Still laying in the same place on the kitchen counter was ol' Thom.
For 2018: This was Penny # 116.
For 2018: Dimes still at # 15.
For 2018: This was Nickel # 5.
For 2018: Quarter still at #1.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this was Penny # 194.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Dime # 21.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this was Nickel # 5.
Since 2017 (the beginning), this is still Quarter #1.