From 1982 to 2012, we saved all the money we found on streets, sidewalks, store floors, vacant lots, ditches, what have you. Money found in the U.S. went into a big black pig of a bank. We lived half time in Canada for 18 of those 30 years, so this represents about 21 years of U.S. street and sidewalk time.
This month we opened the pig (and the loon that held our money found in Canada). Together, they yielded over $300 in coins and bills, all now contributed to the building fund for a new Point Roberts library.
Here we have two thousand and twenty pennies, intended to be U.S. coins only. (If you look carefully, though, you'll see that a few Canadian pennies -- found in the U.S. -- snuck through our sort.)