Pennies!

This is the change that my family and I have found in 2017 and 2018. It's our friendly little competition, and everyone's a winner (and I'm the biggest winner).

Results

PersonTotal CoinsTotal Value
Zach14625.44 USD 0.02 GBP
Dad271.04 USD
Noah70.07 USD
Mom80.35 USD

Over Time

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecZachPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimeDimePennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyDimeQuarterDimeOne PenceOne PencePennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyQuarterPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyPenny20 Dollar BillPennyDimeDimePennyNickelDimePennyPennyPennyQuarterNickelPennyNickelPennyDimeDimeNickelDimePennyPennyDimeDimeDimePennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyNickelPennyDadPennyPennyPennyPennyNickelPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyDimePennyNickelDimePennyPennyPennyDimePennyPennyDimeDimeQuarterPennyNoahPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyPennyMomPennyDimeDimeDimePennyPennyPennyPenny

By Coin

PennyDimeQuarterNickelOne Pence20 Dollar BillZach: 109109Dad: 1919Noah: 77Mom: 55Zach: 2121Dad: 55Mom: 33Zach: 88Dad: 11Dad: 22Zach: 55Zach: 22Zach: 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!