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2015-2016 Year End Results

The results for the year end are in :

363 English coins found, plus 1 £10 note, totalling £32.84.
and 41 non English coins plus 1 five Euro note.



187 English coins, totalling £12.47
Plus 26 non English coins.



Between us £45.31.
A massive 550 English coin haul !


Both figures down on the year before, but take out the random £40 Tiff found last year, we kind of beat it !

And so this year, I enjoyed a clean sweep, winning all 3 prizes. Most coins, highest value of finds and most foreign/old coinage. My prize was this little beauty!

fire money

Fire Gold

Nibs had to have a hair cut today and so we took him to Scooby’s. Whilst he was there, we planned a cheeky visit to Money Road.

On the way to drop off Nibs, I stopped for Petrol in Tesco Brockworth and on the way out, I stopped at the air pump when I saw a coin out of the window. There I grabbed a penny and a 10 Euro cents coin.

After Nibs, we drove towards Money Road and parked up in the garden centre. From there we walked towards money road and I scooped a further coin with a penny being found on the pavement.

Money Road was gated off very tightly with new concrete bollards and wider gates. We couldn’t get in how we normally did until Tiff did her SAS roll underneath the fence. I followed and even though I got stuck on the gate temporarily, I got through.

Tiff found a penny almost immediately and so the Moneying on our favourite ground began. I followed with a penny find of my own and then I went on a kind of spree picking up 2 5p’s, 2 more pennies and 2 more foreign coins (1 Euro cent and a 2 Euro cents).

Tiff was feeling a little left behind until she scooped a 2p and then her primal self took over. She thought that she should check the areas where the “travellers” had temporarily habited, found their old fires and started rifling through it with a big stick. Randomly she started finding coin after coin. All I could hear from the places I was checking was “Another one”!…..

This carried on for a while until we were rumbled by a security guard on the ground who wanted us off the property. Kind of odd really for a piece of waste ground. Anyway, we left with him but I did find a penny on the way back. He couldn’t stop that !

Tiff was a bit annoyed as she wanted to check all the other fire areas on the grounds, but she did find……
3 x 5p’s, 1 x 10p, 3 x 2p’s and 2 x 1p. Also some foreign coins, 2 x 1 Euro Cents, 1 x 2 Euro Cents and 1 x 10 Euro Cents. Big hoard win.


Pound to be !

The day started off well with Tiff ringing me from her car to tell me of her good news. At the Esso petrol station near Haddon, she scooped a cheeky penny. Win.

When she got home, she went for a run with Nibs and found a 5p not far from the house. Win #2.

Shortly after she got back, we went to Tesco for our weekly shop and there she found her third coin. A 2p in the squash aisle. She was buzzing.
Then came the kicker, we hit the freezer aisle and there I found a pound coin. Boom !

Ending the day with the obligatory Nibs walk, I found a nice 2p in an empty car parking space. Quality.


Cycling for cash

Out we went on a cheeky cycling jaunt, looking for discarded monetary amounts. A nice way to spend a pleasant Saturday, out enjoying the sun (which finally showed itself).

We headed up to the previously visited rich ground, up by walls roundabout. Nothing was found on the way there, but as soon as we hit the slip road by Storage Kings, Tiff scooped up our first coin, a nice shiny 10p. From there it was coin after coin – on Storage Kings car park, I found 6 pennies, two 2p’s, two 5’s, one 20p and three 1 Euro Cents. Tiff found three 5’s and one 2p there.

Further up the slip road, Tiff collected a further 2p and another penny and I grabbed another 2p.

Leaving the rich grounds we headed up Eastern Avenue in search of further success. It didn’t take too long to come as we cycled around McDonalds and in the car park, what looked initially like a potential Gold sovereign ring, actually turned out to be a very shiny pound coin. LUSH !

From there we hit another slip round along Eastern Avenue and at a crossing, Tiff collected 2 more pennies and I another 5p.

Overall, we banked £1.79. Quality.


Found another Pound

Short but sweet post tonight. Found a lovely obvious pound coin on the side of the football pitch at Brockworth Sports Centre.
That made for a lovely evening’s football, fresh in the knowledge that that circular piece of win was resting in my pocket.



It’s pound to be !

Another first Friday of the month, another Strollers meet up. So off I went to Weatherspoons at the Gloucester Quays.

I meet up with my fellow Strollers and we head to a table to sit down, naturally, I’m checking for money (CFM) on the way. Anyhow, we sit down and my eyes still peruse the vicinity. Behind me, underneath a table by the table leg I thought I saw a coin, and to me it looked like it could have been a quid.

For over an hour I was torn as there were loads of people around that table and I wasn’t 100% sure it was a coin. Could have been a gum !

Anyhow, nearing the hour and a half mark, my opportunity came and I lunged quickly for the object when 3 of the people standing there went to the bar. It was a pound. WIN !

Leaving the pub and going back to the car, I also found a penny in the shopping area. Bonus.