Saturday, February 18, 2023

One Less COIN to Pick Up, One More Heavy Sigh

I hope this isn't a trend! One less coin this week for Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune. But still, a good enough week. Can't keep up the numbers and the silver week after week.

SATURDAY, February 11, a penny caught my eye walking into Country Mart.

Perhaps you'll appreciate my eagle-eye a bit more now. The penny is past the end of that crinkly crack in the sidewalk. You might have to zoom in.

The closeup turned out much better. It was a heads-up 1978 penny, basking in the late-afternoon sun.

SUNDAY, February 12, a penny was waiting for me at the Backroads Casey's.

This one is doing a pretty good camouflage job as well.

This was a face-down 2007 penny, chillin' by the drinks cooler.

Imagine my surprise on TUESDAY, February 14, when walking across the casino floor and seeing this in my path:

Heh, heh! How fitting is it that the name of this place is CENTury Casino? I still wonder how these pennies appear so far from the cashier and the money-changing machines. Surely anybody would have tucked away their money before strolling across a vast expanse of slot machines and possible pick-pockets!

The closeup didn't turn out so well, but it's a face-down 2014 penny. Found on the 14th!

THURSDAY, February 16, I spied another sneaky cent lounging on the parking lot of the School-Turn Casey's.

Good luck spotting this one yourself, amateurs! It's midline in the photo, near the bottom, almost midway between the first two center grease spots. But a bit below them, and closer to the spot on the right.

I kept this poor penny waiting way too long! I'm guessing that it's face-down. And even after a good soak in vinegar and a scrub with a green flat not-sponge thingy, the closest I came to finding a number on it was a 7. I'm calling it a 2017 penny, since it shined up pretty good, and there looked to be a shield on the back side, which was the style during that time period.

That's 4 COINS this week, for 4 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny           # 22, 23, 24, 25.
Dime             still at 3
Nickel           still at 1
Quarter        still at 0


Penny           124
Dime              21
Nickel              7
Quarter             9


Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. You are going to come away with a silver dollar oneof these days, and then i will hear you hooting and hollering all the way in St. Louis.

    1. Or you might just hear me hollering at Hick!

  2. That poor final penny has had a hard life. I bet he's glad to be resting now in your penny goblet.

    1. He's had a bath and a scrub, too, so he's off the streets and livin' the high life!

  3. Maybe some lady was digging in her purse for something and the penney fell?

    1. Or maybe somebody pulled a player's car out of their pocket, and a penny got caught in their grip.