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

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Miracle Mile


Each day there are so many things to be grateful for.  We just need to recognize “The Miracles”.


This evening around 5:30, I looked out the window and noticed what a gorgeous day it was.  (I had been working indoors all day).  I said to Doc “Sure wish you liked to walk.  I have not walked around the neighborhood since April.  It would be so nice to go out together right now”.  Doc replied: “I’ll go with you!”  Miracle #1


Once on the walk, I was enjoying the weather, the birds, the flowers...  Suddenly Doc stopped me saying “Shiny thing in the gutter!”  No way!  In all the years, I have only ever found two coins in this neighborhood.  Today’s coin was a 25¢ piece.  WOW!  (25 is my favorite number).  Miracle #2.


I teased the Penny Angels, “That was impressive!  Since Doc found a penny and a nickel earlier today when he went shopping, you just need to produce a dime for a ‘Hit-for-the-Cycle’”.  Within a few more houses Doc quipped, “Look what is in front of us”.  It was a dime!!!  Miracle #3.


Three Little Miracles in One Short Mile.


If you are open to it, in every mile of your day, there is something good to be discovered.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Back in the USA

 As Doc and I have travelled around the world we’ve come to agree with the old saying “There’s No Place Like Home” – especially when it comes to coin finding.  Tanzania, Canada, Australia and other places just do not provide the same opportunities as the USA does.

Doc and I spent the month of May in Australia.  We were told it would be practically IMPOSSIBLE to find coins since essentially no one uses cash any longer and pennies were withdrawn from circulation in 1992.  For the first week Down Under Doc and I did not find a single coin.  I then asked for Angel assistance in a few circumstances (such as at airports) and came home with 18 coins.  Not bad, but not very much for an entire month.  We saw many more kangaroos than wayward coins.



Once Doc and I returned home, we spent the first two days around the house just unpacking, doing laundry, working in the yard, paying bills, etc.  Finally, on Day #3 we ventured out to do work at our rental house and run some errands.  We found 14 pennies, a nickel, and a dime.

On Day #4 Doc went grocery shopping.  He came home with 3(P), 3(N), 2(D), 2(Q).  That’s TWO complete Hits for the Cycle!  That’s pretty rare now-a-days.  (A Hit for the Cycle is one each the four basic coins – P, N, D, Q)


So in just two days we found 26 coins.


It’s good to be Back in the USA.







Monday, January 23, 2023

Biggest Find Ever

Today Doc collected our biggest one-day find ever!  That would be in Quantity versus Value of coins.  124 coins. They were in a coin counting machine.  We are wondering if the machine belched or something?  This was a better payout than the slots in a casino!  And not one single token, foreign coin or metal washer in the batch!


Almost all the coins were silvers (versus copper pennies).  We were guessing there would be at least a dozen “Hits for the Cycle”, but that was not the case.  There were only TWO quarters in all that.  Nickels are the rarest coins to find, yet there were 57 of those!  That’s more nickels than we found in all of 2022.


Last year we found 555 U.S. coins so that averages 1.52 coins/day.

So far this year our total is 139 coins.  That would be an average of 6.04 /day!


Now if the rest of the year could just continue at that rate…..

Sunday, January 22, 2023

2022 Data

WOW!  We are already 3/4 the way into January and I have not yet logged in the coin finds for this month.  Procrastination here.



A number of you are “Data Nerds”  (like Doc).  OK.  Here are the coin finding numbers for 2022.


A total of 555 U.S. Coins.  390 Pennies, 29 Nickels, 97 Dimes and 38 Quarters.  There were only six Hits for the Cycle.


There were a few foreign coins as well. The value of the U.S. currency totaled $46.55.  (The $20 bill I found sure helped that total).


Being in Tanzania for 18 days did not help the numbers at all.  Not one single coin of any sort was found on that trip.


Remember in “the old days” when we would find thousands of coins in a year?  I think 2009 when things first began, I found 3,674 coins that year!  Online shopping, “no cash” payments, and COVID restrictions have sure changed the sport of Penny Hunting. 


Ahhh well.  “Its’ NOT the Money, it’s the message which is important.”


May the Angels richly bless you in the coming year.