I'm checking all the blogs that link to this in the hope of reading something interesting while in class. Then low and behold the first linker was another New York blogger who was doing a little experiment.
He decided to pick up every coin he saw on the streets for a few months. Along the way he found plenty of pennies, a 1944 cent and a $5.00 bill, twice.
I commented to him that I doing the same only around my college and found 37¢, but the same day while on the subway I found two 1 dollar bills in a bundle on the platform. Now I don't know if it was luck or just that reading his blog made me hyper-aware.
I did spot a penny on the platform a couple feet away but I have my limits and left it there for some braver soul to pick up.
Just thinking about this I must have passed up hundreds of dollars in street money throughout the years. Is this just a New York thing?
Do you have a coin/bill and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.