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ELBC, Part 149

2013-11-25
1 dime
Total: $0.10

2013-12-03
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-12-05
3 cents
Total: $0.03

2013-12-09
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-12-12
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11

2013-12-17
2 cents
1 dime
Total: $0.12

2013-12-18
1 quarter
Total: $0.25

2013-12-19
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-12-24
1 dime
Total: $0.10

2013 Cumulative: $18.99

Overall Cumulative: $20.42 Loose Change
2014-01-04
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2014-01-08
1 dime
Total: $0.10

2014-01-09
5 cents
1 dime
1 Dollar
Total: $1.15

2014 Cumulative: $1.26

Overall Cumulative: $21.68 Loose Change

Every Little Bit Count, First Year Review

It's been a year since I started tracking the loose change that I find. Each time I have found some monies I added it to my list and chronicled it here. I wasn't sure at the time what the results would be or how dedicated I would remain. Here's a little review.

The key places I look for loose change are:

  • Parking Lots
  • Checkout Lanes
  • Vacated Desks
  • Vending Machines
  • Traffic Intersections

I am a little surprised. I didn't realize I found almost $20 a year just abandoned. Though I've never kept track before, this is probably fairly typical.

As expected, the vast majority of the coins found were pennies. However, I found more, dollar-wise, in dimes. Makes sense I suppose, since they are small and easy to loose. Also, apparently they get left in vending machines a lot.

I don't keep records on this but I'm pretty sure that I found more coins at traffic intersections than I did in parking lots.

I've been keeping my collection in an old First Union bank bag.

I'll admit, my dedication to this has waned a little. Also, I think it makes sense to group a few days worth of finds rather than have so many days dedicated to single cent finds. I am going to continue doing it that way.

I'm going to continue for the next year. It'll probably be more of the same

ELBC, Part 148

2013-11-12
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-11-13
1 dime
1 quarter
Total: $0.35

2013-11-16
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-11-19
2 cents
1 dime
Total: $0.12

2013-11-20
12 cents
Total: $0.12

2013-11-21
2 dimes
Total: $0.20

2013 Cumulative: $18.25

Overall Cumulative: $19.68 Loose Change

Update: I realize the picture doesn't quite match this collection.

ELBC, Part 147

2013-11-07
3 cents
Total: $0.03

2013-11-09
2 cents
1 nickel
Total: $0.07

2013-11-10
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-11-11
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013 Cumulative: $17.44

Overall Cumulative: $18.87 Loose Change

ELBC, Part 146

2013-10-30
1 dime
Total: $0.10

2013-10-31
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-11-02
1 cent
Total: $0.01

2013-11-04
1 cent
1 dime
Total: $0.11

2013 Cumulative
$17.32

Overall Cumulative:
$18.75 Loose Change

ELBC, Part 144

2013-10-17
1 cent
1 nickel

Total: $0.06

2013-10-18
1 cent
1 dime
1 quarter

Total: $0.36

2013-10-19
1 cent
1 dime

Total: $0.11

2013 Cumulative
$16.50

Overall Cumulative:
$17.93 Loose Change

ELBC, Part 143

2013-10-07
1 cent

Total: $0.01

2013-10-08
1 cent

Total: $0.01

2013-10-09
3 cents
1 dime

Total: $0.13

2013 Cumulative
$15.97

Overall Cumulative:
$17.40 Loose Change
3200 MS Points
$230 Amazon Gift Cards

Grand Total:
$297.73