In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Joyfully, Tina

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Grand Finale

Another year of finding coins EVERY DAY!  Pretty amazing.   There were plenty of interesting tales – funny ones, mind-boggling ones, and even some nail-biting ones.

Today (New Year’s Eve) there were impressive fireworks and an impressive 73 coins found (60P, 5N, 7D, 1Q).  What a Grand Finale for 2016!

Finding daily coins this year was not always an easy thing to do.  When Doc and I travelled to Panama on a tour bus with 40 other people, it was a real challenge to find coins.  My broken foot in August and subsequent surgery made penny finding (and everything else) a bit more difficult.  For three months I was not allowed to drive.  Thankfully each day Doc would gallantly make sure I got out of the house to find the requisite coins. North Dakota in September was quite sparsely populated – with both people and coins!  And the snow in Tehachapi made driving into town impossible with our car. 

Many of you are “left brained” (logical engineering types) and would prefer to see the numbers versus reading the cutsie stories.  So here is the data for you:

Currently we are at 611 Consecutive Days of Coin Finding
U.S. Coins in 2016: 2185 pennies + 167 nickels + 448 dimes + 155 quarters = 2955 Total                           plus some paper money for a total value of  $130.73
Foreign Coins:  29

Norman Pennies  (2015D): 195
Hits for the Cycle (P+N+D+Q in one day): 38

For you “right brained” persons – it was a good year and many coins were found!  LOL


The Angels were there EACH DAY for us in 2016 in all sorts of challenging situations.  They are there for YOU as well.