Have you ever found money in the street?

@codris (783)
Italy
December 22, 2009 10:36am CST
hi there, sometimes i find some money on the streets, in the sidewalk, usually they're only one coin of 1 or 2 euro but when i was young i remember that i found 20.000 of the old italian lire, in euro they are 10 euros, about 15 dollars. Have you ever found some money on the sidewalk or in the street? how much money have you found? Thank you for your responses :)
15 responses
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Dec 09
$20 maybe once. Usually it's just coins. Most people don't bother to pick up pennies,but I do.
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I found $15 USD in bills and a handful of change at a bus stop once. It started when I bent over to pick up a nickel (5 cent coin) that was in a mud puddle. I debated over whether or not to get my fingers wet, but we were poor students then and needed every penny so I dived in. Once down on the ground I then saw a dollar bill and when I pulled it out of the mud, there was a $5 bill under it and another and more ones and a whole handful of coins, so I went home and washed and counted all that money and we ate good that night. Years later when we were finished with college and had good jobs we flew down to Acapulco and a wave brought paper money worth $5 USD (approximately) and it got stuck in the waistband of hubby's trunks while we were swimming in the ocean. He was trying to shake it off, thinking it was litter, but I grabbed it in my hand and saw that it was money! We spent it on a lovely lunch at an outdoor cafe near the beach. I will never forget that meal: grilled whole onions, corn tortillas, and pork with 3 kinds of salsa. The lady saw how much I liked her tortillas and ran back and made an extra dozen to give me.
• India
22 Dec 09
Hi codris. How are you..? Still I am remembering..about more than 10 years back when I was walking through the street in the morning hours I found a small paper packet struck my foot. I just again kicked it.. it unfolded and some currency note was peeping out. I just took it and opened it; I found 5 ten rupees notes folded along with two one rupee coins; I did not know what to do. I was just standing on the road side waiting for some one who might be coming searching for money so that I could hand over the money; even after my 15 to 20 minutes waiting no body was found searching for any lost article in that spot. Then thinking that it was waste of waiting I left that place; however I did not like to use that money for my expenditure; I kept it in my pocket and in the evening when I went to the temple I gave to the beggars after converting them into coins. It was actually pinching me for long time ..the poor man who had lost that money would have been in grief.. We should always be careful with our money and other things which we are carrying with us while going out for shopping or any other purpose. Any thing once lost is lost.. it is very difficult to get them back.. So we must be very careful not to lose any thing from our hands. Thanks for the opportunity to share my views. WITH BEST WISHES.
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I find a lot of pennies and dimes in parking lots. One month I found $1.50 in coins! I remember when I was a little girl I found a $.50 piece on the ground, that was a lot of money back then--I could go to the movies and get a Coke and popcorn for $.50! These days you can't even buy a candy bar for that much.
@lowloy (316)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Yes I have. I asked in prayed to be helped and My prayer has been answered. I will not disclose how much though.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Yes I've found money in the street. I once found $100 on Thanksgiving Day now that was a Thanksgiving. I also found a little bit over $50 in the streets this year.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
22 Dec 09
Many times I found money on the streets. Usually it will be a small change. In my childhood I used to pick them up. But later I left it. Many would have stamped on it. Why to invite germs for small money? Let some poor person take it. So I never pick up money. Once I found rupees 600, i.e. about 14 dollars in my office staircase. Somebody threw them along with the unwanted paper. That was the large amount I found.
@cobradene (1171)
• India
22 Dec 09
It was a long time back, when I was 16 I found a fifty rupee note. That was 18 years ago... Wow... That time fifty rupees was a lot. I could have a party with it. Ha ha.. I found this in the bus. Those days actually, my classmates were discussing and asking each other if they ever found money and I was quietly listening with jealousy, each guy telling me how much he found and I was like, God, why don't you give me this opportunity. Ha ha ha... So, finally, I found a fifty rupee note right at the feet of the bus conductor, and it was folded, so very convenient for me to pick it up, but I didn't make it look obvious. So first I placed my feet on it, and slowly picked it up when nobody was noticing. But still, one lady noticed me pick it up and put it in my pocket. She was just smirking at me and telling her friend about what I did... Ha ha..! But then with that money, I watched all my favorite movies in town. Had a gala of time.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
22 Dec 09
Yes, usually it has only been anywhere from a penny to a quarter in U.S. money. Once I found two dollars in the parking lot of a supermarket. On a trip to Berkeley CA on a street near the university there I found several coins at several places along the block or so where there were businesses just off of the campus. What made this unusual was that ther were people begging for money on every corner but they somehow hadn't found, or bothered to look, for this change laying around.
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I've found money several times. Unfortunately it's only a few coins here and there usually. Pennys, sometimes dimes. I get excited when I find quarters. lol There were a few times though that I have found several bills! Up to 6 dollars too! I did try to look about to see if it belonged to anyone but no one was about. I was nice enough to share most of it or pay for stuff my gf and I would use together.
• India
22 Dec 09
yeah i have got small currency notes atleast 2-3 times on the street. the maximum amount i once found while returning home from the market was 100 (INR).i kept it in the donation box of a temple.
• India
22 Dec 09
Well recently I found Rs.200 on the side walk. There was nobody near by, and I just went and pocketed the money. I knew, I should have asked somebody if it belongs to them, but who knows whose money it was, so finders keepers and losers weepers.
• United States
22 Dec 09
The most I've ever found on the street was $20 and that was right outside my front door and I kept it. I mean if someone is careless to lose it I don't see why anyone should fret about finding the rightful owner. Normally though I'm only finding change or a $1, max $5 if I'm finding money.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Dec 09
I have found money that wasn't mine, I always try to find out who's it is, if I find in the store I turn it in for someone who might claim it. usually they say come back in a week or two to see if someone claimed it. If it ends up in my hands I take it to the nearest charity and donate it.
@angelsmummy (1700)
22 Dec 09
I have found money here and there nothing of great significance but I did find a scrathcard oince that had won £100 that was quite good. I cashed it and gave half to charity as I felt quite bad keeping it all myself.