Saturday, January 14, 2023

This Year's COINtdown Is Off to a Good Start

Nothing makes you find coins like saying you're going to stop looking for coins!

SATURDAY, January 7, I braved the counter of Orb K to pick up some scratchers. There's a cashier I don't like, but lucky for me, she wasn't working! Even better, I saw a treat on the floor.

Somebody's New Year's Resolution must have been "sweep the floor," because Orb K was looking particularly clean this day.

It was a face-down 2016 penny, far enough from the wall that my shoe-toe could drag it.

My next stop, the Gas Station Chicken Store, was also fruitful:

My heart skipped a beat when I saw it waiting there for me, not at all camouflaged.

This was a face-down 1980 penny, a blast from the past.

SUNDAY, January 8, my Fortune continued to accrue. 

Waiting for me to step over it to get to the counter of the Backroads Casey's was my SECOND DIME of the year! Two weeks, two dimes. I could get used to that!

This was a face-down 2022 dime.

MONDAY, January 9, found me strolling out of the Liquor Store near sunset, clutching scratchers.

I was soon clutching something else...

My second 2016 penny of the week, though this one was heads up, unlike its predecessor.

TUESDAY, January 10, I was still on a roll.

Back at Orb K, it was deja vu all over again! I swear, I thought I loaded the same picture twice! But no. This is a different penny.

A shiny face-down 2021.

WEDNESDAY, January 11, I could hardly believe my streak still continued!

It can't get much more noticeable than this. Right in my path to the sidewalk of the Backroads Casey's.

Keeping with the trend, this 2013 penny was face-down.

Even Steven put me in my place on Thursday. I saw a coin at the Sis-Town Casey's, but it was too far under the snack rack to fish out. So I let it be. There'll be more...

FRIDAY, January 13, was not at all unlucky. 

A penny had plopped itself in front of the door at the Backroads Casey's.

Of course I risked a knock on the noggin to pick it up! A face-down 2018 for my pocket! All told, six out my seven coins this week were face down. Strangely enough, it doesn't seem like bad luck.

That's 7 COINS this week, for 16 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny           # 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Dime             # 2.
Nickel           still at 0
Quarter        still at 0


Penny           124
Dime              21
Nickel              7
Quarter             9

Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. Woman, you should start a Christmas account at the nearest bank. You are on a roll.

    1. My Future Pennyillionaire Fortune is off to a good start! I used to have a Christmas Club account, but there was a limit on the amount, and I wanted to save more. So now I save it on my own, weekly, but not through an actual Christmas Club account. Their loss!

  2. You're off to a good start with two dimes this year as well as all those pennies.

  3. Do you have a goblet for the silver?

    1. I DO have a goblet, but all coins for the year go in the same one. This is the ice cream sundae style goblet like last year's. Hick got me a matching pair when he finally supplied my coin-collectors.