Finding a coin on the sidewalk is the usual way of picking up a ‘free’ coin when going about your day.
But there are some odd ways coins will turn up, too! Like while riding a roller coaster… (yes, that happened to me!)
Here are some of the most unique ways I have found some pretty interesting coins…
- I once found an Irish 1 cent Euro coin on the parking lot of a grocery store.
- I picked up a Presidential dollar I found sitting at my feet in the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios.
- I found a Canadian Loon dollar while walking to a classroom on my college campus.
- Ever been to Johnny Rockets Hamburgers? They have little juke boxes at the tables that take nickels. The server gave me a nickel, and that nickel was a 1943-P Wartime Jefferson nickel!
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.