This time I will start with a couple of interesting items. First, researchers have developed a device that smells out money, preventing billions of dollars in cash from leaving our country across the border. It mimics a dog’s ability to sniff out the odor of money.
The second item is from Japan. There is a bus stop display with $3 million inside. It is an advertising sign for the glass company. If you can break the glass and get inside, the $3 million is yours to keep.
Now, on to my finds…
Cents: Pulled both an 85P and a 92D from circulation that were Gem BU. They had been hiding for a while. 2009 cents are hard to find and I finally found my first 2009D Capital Construction cent in circulation, now five years later. My first 2014D cent was recovered on August 20th.
Nickels: Again when I find San Francisco coinage in circulation I am a happy camper. This time it was a 1968S.
Dimes: Just a lot of 2014P Roosevelts.
Quarters: Latest find was a 2014P Great Smokey Mountain quarter. A very nice design.
Paper money: Nothing new. With modem technology, people are using less and less cash. I still try to use cash whenever I can, but I guess that’s the collector in me.
By the time the next article comes out, Halloween will have passed. I hope you can give out some type of numismatic item to all the ghouls and goblins that tramp across your doorstep. Each year with the candy I give out a small snack bag with several coins in it. Last year I gave out about fifty bags and ran out. When you give away free money the trick or treaters come out of the woodwork.
Still street collecting till next time… have FUN searching!