I found a nickel on a lamp post

Staten Island, New York
September 16, 2017 12:57pm CST
Yesterday, on my way to the hair salon, I went to throw out a napkin into the garbage can. When I neared it, I noticed a shiny nickel lying on the lamp post. I grabbed it and put it in my wallet. It seemed like it was placed there, not just accidentally dropped. So, I became five cents richer. If only it had been a five dollar bill instead. I remember some months ago I found a nickel lying on a fence. I stopped to take out my cell phone from my purse, and there it was staring at me - a shiny nickel. Must have been waiting for me... Have you ever found change outside that wasn't on the ground?
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
16 Sep 17
My name is Michael. The shiny nickle now keeps playing a song in my head.
When this old world gets me down And there's no love to be found I close my eyes and soon I find I'm in a playground in my mind Where the children laugh and ...
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• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
This is a great song!
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@Corbin5 (119950)
• United States
16 Sep 17
Well, after reading your posts about your finding money, I did pay attention and found a dime!!! That made me happy.
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• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep 17
That's awesome! The smallest things can change our mood from sad to happy.
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@Scrapper88 (1332)
• United States
16 Sep 17
When there was payphones; I would check them. I found a lot of money that way.
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• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep 17
I think I've managed to find some change in pay phones in the past as well.
@Christinb (400)
17 Sep 17
Yes afew times though
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
There have been times where I've found change in my own house, in places I'd never thought it would be.
17 Sep 17
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
@Christinb That's always a welcome surprise. Sometimes a coin could be staring back at you but you don't see it.
@inertia4 (27784)
• United States
16 Sep 17
Here in NYC you find money all the time. Mostly pennies though. But you sometimes find quarters and dimes and dollars as well. I like finding money.
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
I've found quarters before but never dollar bills. Though recently I was walking outside and a girl and her mom ran past me, and I saw them pick up a dollar bill from the ground. Can't believe I didn't see it first.
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@inertia4 (27784)
• United States
17 Sep 17
@lovebuglena It happens. We are not always looking down at the ground when we walk. Look, it is what it is. My girlfriend told me she once found a 20 dollar bill crumbled up in the street. She picked it up and kept it. Can you imagine.
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
@inertia4 Wow! I would love to find a twenty. It would be weird, at least to others, if we always looked down when we walked.
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• United States
16 Sep 17
Though a nickel isn't much, it's still a nickel more to your name If you think about it, some people would go crazy just to have that extra 5 cents, be grateful for your lucky find, it's going to be a great day! -Mr. Anomaly
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep 17
It's weird, but these days when I spot a coin outside, it brightens my mood.
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• United States
16 Sep 17
@lovebuglena Finding anything good brightens my mood! think about the story of that nickel and how it managed to get there... could get interesting. Could have came from anyone's pocket, even a celebrity somewhere down the line haha Hey.. you never really know!
• Staten Island, New York
16 Sep 17
@Mr_Anomaly I wonder if there are people out there that hunt for coins... Like, there are people that go mushroom hunting... Are there those that go coin hunting?
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@just4him (129029)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep 17
That's great. No, every penny and even bills have been on the ground.
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
It seems like it is not worth it to pick up a penny but pennies can add up to a good amount. But I don't always pick them up if there are a lot of people around.
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@just4him (129029)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Sep 17
@lovebuglena If I see it, I pick it up.
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16 Sep 17
yes , i have found
• Staten Island, New York
17 Sep 17
@ABHISHEK112 What's the most you have found at one time?
• United States
17 Sep 17
My husband is the one who finds change, not me. Of course, if I do I won't touch it, he picks it up.