Pennies!

This is the change that my family and I have found in 2017. It's our friendly little competition, and everyone's a winner (and I'm the biggest winner).

Results

PersonTotal CoinsTotal Value
Zach2639.26 USD 1.56 EUR 0.25 GBP 0.01 CAD
Dad1144.36 USD
Noah61.14 USD
Mom20.02 USD

Over Time

FebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecZachPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyDimeDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyDimePennyNickelPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDollar BillPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyEuro PennyTwenty PenceOne PenceTwo PencePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeDollar BillDollar BillPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyNickelDimeDimeQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyTwo PencePennyDimeDimePennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyCanadian PennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyHalf EuroOne Euro5 Euro CentQuarterDimeNickelNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeDimePennyPennyPennyDimeDadDimeDimePennyPennyNickelPennyQuarterDimePennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeDimePennyPennyPennyDimePennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeNickelDimeNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelDimePennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyDimePennyQuarterPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyNoahDimePennyPennyPennyDollar BillPennyMomPennyPenny

By Coin

PennyDimeNickelQuarterDollar BillEuro PennyTwenty PenceOne PenceTwo PenceCanadian PennyHalf EuroOne Euro5 Euro CentZach: 211211Dad: 8686Mom: 22Noah: 44Zach: 2727Dad: 1414Noah: 11Dad: 77Zach: 99Dad: 77Zach: 44Zach: 33Noah: 11Zach: 11Zach: 11Zach: 11Zach: 22Zach: 11Zach: 11Zach: 11Zach: 11ZachDadNoahMom

Methodology

We take pictures of coins we find on the ground (either in situ or once they've been picked up) and then message the pictures each other. Almost all change is fair game, but we don't allow fishing in fountains (deliberately left change).

I manually scrolled through our message history and logged the results in a spreadsheet, which was was lightly processed and turned into a CSV used to power these visualizations. Most of the time we text what coins we find (such as "a scuffed penny") but some of the coins were ambiguous so I took a guess (a blurry dime and nickel with no reference are hard to tell apart).

Feel free to check out the source on GitHub!