Saturday, June 12, 2021

Nothing CENTSational to Report

The Future Pennyillionaire Fortune of Val Thevictorian was not shut out this week. Nothing earth-shattering, but a respectable showing. 
SATURDAY, June 5, I found a rare penny in the Gas Station Chicken Store. The penny itself was not rare, but the FINDING of it was. People are tight with their money at the Gas Station Chicken Store.

Not sure about that angle. Makes me feel like I'm on a rolling ship. I'm pretty sure the tile is worn from people bellying up to the counter and peering into the glass-topped lottery ticket case... and NOT from pennies dropping there all willy-nilly.

It was a face-down 1980 penny.

THURSDAY, June 10, I stopped by the cemetery for my weekly one-sided chat with my mom. Five minutes later, I stepped out of T-Hoe at my next stop, the School-Turn Casey's, and saw VALidation of that visit:
It couldn't have been in a more noticeable place for me. There by the two spots. In my beeline for the sidewalk. At first I thought it was another 2008 penny, with special meaning for me. But alas, it was not.

It was a heads-up 2003 penny. I snatched it up like a helicopter mom grabbing a plastic egg filled with candy at a toddlers' Easter egg roll! That was MY penny, by cracky!

That makes 2 COINS, for 2 CENTS this week toward Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.


Penny       # 53, 54.
Dime         still at 4.
Nickel       still at 1.
Quarter    still at 3.

Penny     134
Dime        25
Nickel      10
Quarter      1


  1. By cracky indeed. You have the eyes of an eagle. Those are ancient looking. What is the oldest penny you have found so far.

    1. The eagle wants them back, to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to correct his vision! I think the oldest was from the 1940s, but I've found a couple of wheat pennies, and I don't know what dates they were made. I also have the memory of an elephant...with amnesia.

  2. That second penny looks so shiny in the first photo of it, I thought you must have found a new nickel.

    1. I WISH! It's all about the sun's angle. I've seen them coming back out, when I swore there was no penny there when I went in.