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

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.