Saturday, December 25, 2021

Not Even Christmas Can Stop Val's Quest to Become a Future Pennyillionaire

Sometimes, Val is in the right place at the right time. Like at the Liquor Store on WEDNESDAY, December 22. The atmospheric conditions were JUST RIGHT as I walked out the door clutching my scratchers.

So bright from that angle in the setting sun.

It was a face-down 2021 penny, soaking up the late-December rays.

THURSDAY, on our trip to a semi-distant town to deliver Chex Mix to my best old ex-teaching buddy Mabel, we stopped by the Love's Truck Stop so Hick could take a potty break, and I could patronize the scratcher machine. As I got out of A-Cad, I said to Hick:

"I'm not taking my phone. I hope I don't find any pennies!"

You know what happened, right? On my way out the door, I saw two pennies on the ground by a concrete wastebasket holder. Dang it!!! Even Steven is such a prankster.

Here they are posed on my kitchen counter. Both were face-down when I found them a couple inches apart. A 2013, and a 1990. You didn't think I could get a picture in the car, with Hick driving on that winding road, did you?

That makes 3 COINS this week, for 3 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune.


Penny       # 121, 122, 123.
Dime         still at 13.
Nickel       still at 7.
Quarter    still at 6.

Penny     134
Dime        25
Nickel      10
Quarter      1


  1. I didn't see the '1' on the 1990 at first and was wondering if that rare '990' penny was a minting error and worth a fortune.

    1. 990's were rare except for the Denver "D" mint.

    2. Heh, heh! Looks like that rare 2013 wasn't minted at all!

    3. So now I had to Google it. Coins without a mint mark are minted in Philadelphia.

    4. Thank you for saving me the research time, plus bowing down to my estranged BFF Google! I wondered why that 2013 didn't have a mint mark.

  2. Maybe you will eventually snatch up a very rare coin and become famous and rich and we all will say, "I knew her!!"

    1. More likely, I will be swept up in a vice raid for illegal ample-rumpusing, and you will all say, "We saw THAT comin'!"