Saturday, March 11, 2023

A COINSiderably Better Week for Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune

Good fortune has arrived! That's a blurb that pops up on slot machines, just before you get a bonus or free games. It doesn't mean it will be a big winner, only that you are getting something special. I didn't see or hear those exact words on MONDAY, March 6. Only in my head, when I was perturbed about waiting to be waited on at Hick's pharmacy, and glanced at the floor:

I was THRILLED to see a penny and two dimes! Even more thrilled when I picked them up and bellied up to the counter, and saw a nickel and another penny! No picture of them, and no closeups, because I was sure I was about to be waited on...

Anyhoo... I picked up the following coins: Nickel 2018, Dime 1981, Dime 2016, Penny 2021, Penny 2018. I don't remember how they were oriented. At least this discovery took the edge off my anger at being ignored for so long by the staff.

THURSDAY, March 9, I came out of Country Mart clutching my $3 scratchers, and made a discovery when trashing my used-up winners:

A penny was sitting on top of the trash can! I took my picture and pocketed the penny.

It was a heads-up 1998 penny. Upon looking at the picture once I got home, I noticed that the soda bottle is unopened! I had assumed it was trash. I hope I didn't take somebody else's rightful penny! At least I didn't steal their beverage. But seriously. What kind of fool would leave their soda on top of a trash can for any ne'er-do-well to mess with?

FRIDAY, March 10, I missed a penny on my way into Orb K, but saw it on my way out.

I was stepping off the sidewalk curb when that penny caught my eye. I guess I stepped over it on my way in, though I was sure I thoroughly surveyed the area.

It was a heads-up 1993 penny, a bit on the dark side.

That's 7 COINS this week, for 29 CENTS towards Val's Future Pennyillionaire Fortune!


Penny           # 29, 30, 31, 32.
Dime             # 4, 5.
Nickel           # 1.
Quarter        still at 0


Penny           124
Dime              21
Nickel              7
Quarter             9


Penny        124
Dime           14
Nickel           7
Quarter         6


  1. Hi Val, You are on a roll for spotting those coins. You have almost convinced me to start looking down. I never spot any coins but then, I am not actively looking for them:)

    1. You have to be actively looking to spot some of the camouflaged pennies, but silver can usually catch your eye. Maybe that's why I rarely find silver. Amateurs get to them before me!

  2. I like that I know you, a future pennyzillionaire. When I see lost coins they remind me "In God we trust", a nice thought.

    1. They remind me of Pennies From Heaven. I used to find them everywhere I turned for a couple years right after my mom died. And dimes all over the place for six weeks after my dad died. Now I actively look for them.

  3. AHA! I was right! Remember a few posts back you lamented your lack of pennies? I said Even Steven might be saving up the luck to give you a bonus week (or something similar) and here it is :)

    1. Yes, I DO remember, and once again, you were right!

  4. If I lived near to you, I would follow you around after I dropped coins just to watch your joy!

    1. After first preparing yourself to be exposed to an ample-rumpusing!