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 Posted 09/11/2020  03:47 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found these during a stroll along the seafront promenade yesterday evening!
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 Posted 09/11/2020  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Found these during a stroll along the seafront promenade yesterday evening!
Fantastic!
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 Posted 09/11/2020  11:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! They are in better condition than what I find.
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 Posted 09/15/2020  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow it is amazing that even coins are disposable in America. I am here because I deliver papers in the middle of the night, the chances of finding coins go up.

What you need is a wet night or one with recent rain (Never hard in Rainland New Zealand) and preferably any coin but our 10 cent that looks like a US penny. Also we have a lot of drunks and deros in our country so more often than not its bottle caps or bubble gum.

But yesterday as I parked the car to deliver another paper I noticed a shiny button like object in front of me and sure enough it turned out to be a 2009 50 cent piece. The strange thing was the coin was fresh on the Reverse but had mild road rash on the Obverse.


A 50 cent coin (Not the one I found)

Otherwise I can count all the other times I have found cash on the road or anywhere on one hand.

1. 1992 - a small wallet with a $10 note inside in the central city of Christchurch, as a poor teenager I kept it and felt bad about not taking it to the cops ever since

2. Last year - In Ponsonby delivering papers and seeing a folded up $5 note floating in a puddle.

3. Last year - 10 cents next to a bottle cap (Hardly worth the effort)

A few more times finding stray coins, but none come to mind, I know I found a $2 coin in 2017 on the side of the road, but would have been daytime as I did not get the paper job until late 2018.

Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 09/16/2020  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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But yesterday as I parked the car to deliver another paper I noticed a shiny button like object in front of me and sure enough it turned out to be a 2009 50 cent piece. The strange thing was the coin was fresh on the Reverse but had mild road rash on the Obverse.
Fun find.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Princetane-

yep, I know what you mean about bottlecaps & bubblegum (and washers and leaves.. actually, there are many small objects that'll reflect light & try to fool the eye into thinking it's a coin).. this endeavor is a constant training of the eyes to recognize the 'light signature' a coin gives as it's lying there on the pavement, reflecting the source of the light (street lights/parking lot flood lights). sometimes the disks don't gleam, but it's perfectly round shape and different look is enough to be able to discern that it's a coin on the pavement and not part of the pavement.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  8:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No pictures, but in the last 6 weeks I found enough money to deposit $16.50, all from walking the dog.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No pictures, but in the last 6 weeks I found enough money to deposit $16.50, all from walking the dog.
Well done.
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 Posted 09/22/2020  1:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This are the best currency finds I've had:

1954 - found a $5 silver certificate (along a fence) when walking on Kentucky street to downtown Mckinney, Texas with my Mom. Handed her the money. (I was about 6 years old!)

1959 - found a $1 silver certificate under a big oak tree in front of the Episcopal church on Lamar street in McKinney. I kept that one for a while but eventually turned it into candy and Dr Pepper!

1978 - found two brand new twenty dollar bills on the floor of the fabrication facility where I worked on Crosby road in Carrollton, Texas. I asked around if anybody had lost anything and everyone said "no". Kept those for a while just in case.

1987 - found a $100 casino chip on the floor near the black jack tables at the Stateline Casino in Wendover, Nevada. That was immediately cashed in at the cage and went into my pocket.

2019 - found a couple of slot machine cashout tickets on the floor of the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas. Both were less than 25$. Those went straight into the redemption machine.

Coin finds have usually been just cents and nickels. Occasionally a dime or quarter. Too many to remember!


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 Posted 09/22/2020  4:38 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Princetane and westernsky

Funnily enough, one of my best currency finds was in NZ! I was walking around Paeroa one evening in January last year and a $20 note came blowing along the sidewalk and ended up against my shoe! It bought me a nice Chinese dinner!

I also found a 50c coin on the ground in Thames, NZ on the same vacation.

In 2008 I hired a car in Ireland. I was slipping a map into a pocket on the back of one of the front seats, and felt something made of paper in the pocket. It was an envelope containing two English 10 notes. I thought there was little point in handing them in - they looked as though they'd been there for some time, and lots of people would have hired that car. By the time I took the car back to Rosslare ferry terminal the car hire office was closed.

I have occasionally picked up 5 and 10 notes in England, but have never found a 20 or 50. The 5 note I posted a few weeks ago is the first polymer one I've found lying around!
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 Posted 09/28/2020  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Saw something shiny lying in the road outside my house when I went out for my evening swim...

It's unusual for me to find money in my road because I live in a very short semi-rural street and there are only a handful of houses beyond mine.
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 Posted 09/28/2020  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Saw something shiny lying in the road outside my house when I went out for my evening swim...
Excellent!
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 Posted 10/10/2020  05:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I semi found this as I went to a Mitre 10 (Home depot type store)



A man was walking past stuffing some coins and receipts in his pockets and dropped the 20 cent coin above. It landed on the ground and stayed there for 5 seconds, I scooped it up and ran after him, but could not catch up and decided, I may as well keep it. I guess because he was carrying a $1000 power tool he had little interest in a 20 cent piece.

So the coin spent 5 seconds on the ground and I posed this shot by placing it on my footpath and making it look found.

I then realised the coin is an UNC 2006 coin, a lot harder to find now, as its 2020 and most 2006 coins are worn down to EF/VF.

Read some earlier posts and found the bit about wild dollars and thow they can be aggressive if in the wild for too long
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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I semi found this as I went to a Mitre 10 (Home depot type store)
Excellent!
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