Find a penny

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  • Woowoo
    Woowoo Posts: 4,603 Forumite
    I've never found a note, but I do find lots of pennies and 5p's though, I pay them into the bank and pay them off my credit card!
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  • downnotout wrote: »
    Walking back to my car today I found a 20p piece on the floor so I picked it up. I have seen money on the floor many times in the past and thought nothing of it. Maybe I am getting to the point of stupidity or something, but from now on I am going to pick up every coin I see. If anyone else finds some money on the floor then I urge you to do the same and post it here! I wonder just how much cash is lying on our street unclaimed!

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    This made me smile as I already do this and find it great fun! Follow a group of young people who seem to be alergic to copper, or even small pieces of silver! Outside the local post office/newsagents/sweety shop can also provide treasure. Happy hunting!:D
  • thesim
    thesim Posts: 411 Forumite
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    Self service ticket booths at train stations are also good, especially after rush hour!
  • downnotout
    downnotout Posts: 606 Forumite
    Woo my thread made it into the email :)
    thanks everyone! And good luck!
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  • I always pick up any coins I find in the street - never managed to find any notes yet.
  • elfen
    elfen Posts: 10,213 Forumite
    4p today :D
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  • magic57
    magic57 Posts: 736 Forumite
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    I found £60 in a waste paper basket in the post office once. The bin was just below the counter so it was onvious someone had dropped it. It was pension day so I handed it in. I hope the owner collected it.

    Usually I just find 1p's!
  • debbiedeejay
    debbiedeejay Posts: 504 Forumite
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    I found a 1p this morning while out walking the dog but it was at the edge of a field! Bizarre that I came across it.

    If I ever pick a penny and I am with someone I always say the rhyme "find a penny pick it up pass it on to bring on luck" and pass it to who ever am with - maybe I ought to keep them instead!
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  • MoodyBlues
    MoodyBlues Posts: 281 Forumite
    About a day after I posted on this I found £1.05!
    Total debt at lightbulb moment (Jan 2010): £23410
    Target for Dec 2011: £17000
    Lloyds - Early Jan: £[STRIKE]2040[/STRIKE] Feb: £[STRIKE]2050[/STRIKE] Mar: £0
    Other Lloyds @ highest: £9800 Feb: £9800

    Current debt: £23420
  • MoodyBlues
    MoodyBlues Posts: 281 Forumite
    pixiechick wrote: »
    I always pick up any coins I find in the street - never managed to find any notes yet.
    I've found quite a few notes in the past. Many times they have been near banks, so have handed them into the banks and received rewards! Found about £300 once in bundled notes with an elastic band around them. Handed that into the police, left my details, and heard nothing..
    Total debt at lightbulb moment (Jan 2010): £23410
    Target for Dec 2011: £17000
    Lloyds - Early Jan: £[STRIKE]2040[/STRIKE] Feb: £[STRIKE]2050[/STRIKE] Mar: £0
    Other Lloyds @ highest: £9800 Feb: £9800

    Current debt: £23420
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