Saturday, July 9, 2022

Roll On 18-CENTer, Roll On

TUESDAY, July 5, luck followed me into Country Mart. I had shuffled in to buy scratchers from the machines. The temperature was an even 100 degrees. On my way out, in the even hotter vestibule, the glint of coins caught my eye.

Not exactly cold hard cash, but at least hot burning coinage. Of course I stopped for them. Had to wait on two people as they plodded by and trod over them.

It was a heads-up 2013 NICKEL, and a face-down 1964 penny. I scooped them up, playing hot-potato, hoping I wouldn't brand my myself if they burned through the fabric of my shirt pocket.

THURSDAY, July 7, I was gifted with more silver at the Sis-Town Casey's.

It's there! I promise! In that line of three tiles straight ahead, leading to the red package of beef jerky handing on the counter. It's in the bottom tile, in the dark color, about 1/3 of the way down.

It was a heads-up 1978 DIME! I lurrrrrvs me some silver!

FRIDAY, July 8, I popped into the Liquor Store for scratchers. Big mistake! The cars I saw taking up most of the parking spaces actually had PEOPLE INSIDE WAITING IN LINE! I might have mentioned that this place is kind of shady, and I'll see a lot full of cars with nary a customer in the aisles. Anyhoo, while waiting 7th in line, I spied a penny at the counter!

You can imagine how antsy I was, worried that somebody else was going to beat me to that penny! But I couldn't just rush forward, elbowing people out of the way all willy-nilly, like George Costanza smelling smoke at a child's birthday party. I had to wait my turn in line.
Silly me. I should have known that a Friday evening would have actual liquor customers inside the Liquor Store. Good luck for me, the #6 customer said, "Forget it," and left the store. Then I was behind #5, a friendly little gal who chatted with the rest of us to pass the time. She also dug into her purse to have her actual CASH ready to pay, and DROPPED A PENNY!

#5 showed no desire to pick up her own penny! Nor did #2, whose boot it lay beside! I waited until I was next to pay, and picked up that gal's penny, which was a face-down 2021. When I got to the counter, I snatched the other penny, a heads-up 1976. No close-ups, because there were far too many people in that shop to ample-rumpus them. There might have been a mutiny!

That's 5 COINS this week, for 18 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny          # 60, 61, 62.
Dime            # 11.
Nickel          # 4.
Quarter       still at 5.

Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. I look, I do, but I never find any coins on the floors of stores. I would blame you for beating me to it, but you live too far away!

    1. I would say you're missing the Penny Magnet gene, but you DO have the Weirdo Magnet gene!

  2. What is wrong with these people!? Anyone who stops in 100s temperatures to collect such treasures is a dedicated collector. You are one of those people, God bless you.

    1. Ouch! I just hurt my arm, patting myself on the back! Hope it doesn't affect my penny-picking. Indeed, I am selfless, picking up coins to beautify floors and parking lots for the enjoyment of others.

  3. I knew it as soon as I read 18-center, a dime, a nickel and three pennies. good haul :)