another instance of someone tossing away cash & my finding it:
i was rolling slowly thru a parking lot last night (it was after midnight, so very early today) & spotted a zincoln, so I stopped, dismounted the bike & nabbed it. as I got on the bike and pushed off to get rolling again I saw another.
experience dictates that at this point I park the bike and examine the area a little more closely, which I did; if I find a couple coins in a dark spot, there could be more I'm not seeing.
sure enough, after I applied my cel phone utility light to the darkened area I began seeing gleaming disks under a bush:
the bush in question. see that one very bright dot under the bush? that's a coin gleaming in the darkness.
if you can zoom in on this pic or enlarge it, have a close look, there are coins scattered all around the base of that bush.
so, I put my glasses on & got down on my hands & knees, then my belly, stuck my face down there and got to pickin. it occurred to me while I was down there that someone must've launched a handful (or cupful) of change from their car into that bush. as soon as I had that thought my eyes trained in on a coin resting in a crook of the inner branches of the bush, which confirmed my suspicion:
see that Lincoln cent resting on it's edge in there? good call. someone launched a bunch of change into the bush, nearly all of it rained down to the ground at the base of it. look at the lower left corner of the pic (your left), there's a quarter resting on edge on the ground. see it?
yep, I picked $3.38 from under that bush, added to the ninety-four cents I found along the rest of my route, I scored $4.32 last night. nice pickins! a serious handful of coin! it was like a minor payoff at a slot machine, lol....