Saturday, July 16, 2022

An Artsy-Fartsy COIN Reveal

SATURDAY, July 9, I braved the rain for my scratcher quest. Which turned into a penny expedition. At my reliable old supplier the Liquor Store, I came out to discover

A penny that I must have overlooked and overstepped when rounding T-Hoe to head inside. Surely nobody dropped it there while I was in the store, though it's hard to imagine I could have missed such a shiny treat on my way in.

It was a heads-up 1996 penny waiting in the rain. I hope Old Abe is a good breath-holder!

WEDNESDAY, July 13, I was doing my errands a day early because of plans for Thursday, and stopped at the School-Turn Casey's for scratchers. As I got out of T-Hoe in the extreme heat, I saw a glint. You may not...

It's there. Really. To the upper left of that dark mark that looks like an arrow. Here's a mid-distance view:

Around the 11:00 position from the point of that arrow, a flat shiny disturbance on blacktop. Maybe you will have a greater admiration for the tenacity of Val's near-sighted peepers!

It's a DIME, by cracky! A heads-up, upside-down, 1980 DIME!

From there, I mailed Genius-the-Pepper-Parent's weekly letter at the main post office, then proceeded to the Sis-Town Casey's for T-Hoe's weekly dose of molten gold--I mean low-grade gasoline. WooHoo! It was down to $3.99 per gallon. I got an extra 1/8 of a tank for the same money as last week! AND, on the way in to pay before pumping, I saw:

Right there where I walk across from the gas pumps to pre-pay, and go up the concrete ramp beside the handicap space. Almost as if it was left for me to find! Gotta say, I'm no arsy-fartsy photographer, but there's something about the angles and textures in this photo that I find appealing.

It was a face-down 1980 penny. What are the odds of THAT? Finding two coins on the same day, with the same date? I sure don't know, because there are two areas of mathematics where this ol' Val Thevictorian has a mental block, and that is calculating probability, and the slope of a line. Anyhoo... enough about my weaknesses!

That's 3 COINS this week, for 12 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny          # 63, 64.
Dime            # 12.
Nickel          still at 4.
Quarter       still at 5.

Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. I like that textured angles photo too. I wonder if your short-sighted peepers would have seen that dime without the glint from the sun?

    1. No way! I often miss a coin on the way in, but see it on the way out because of the reflection. I stop short of walking a circle around the parking lot, looking for a glint!