During the trip I found:
- 1 Penny at STL Airport
- 1 Penny at MOA - More details on this below
- 1 nickel & 1 penny in return slot of Coke Machine at Hampton Inn - More details on this below
- 1 quarter & 1 dime at MSP TSA
The penny was in that vertical metal strip, about belt high. Probably just a kid messing around with a penny, and got it stuck. Not quite as puzzling as the find that I made later in the night.
While getting some ice at the Hampton Inn, I checked the coin return slot and found the nickel and penny mentioned above. To the best of my knowledge, Coke machines do not give pennies as change. So how did the penny get in there? Did someone put the $0.06 in there? Did they have a penny in their hand while going to get their change, and simultaneously dropped the penny and left the nickel? Did the machine mistake it for a dime? I am really perplexed by this find.
I am eager to hear your theories on how the penny got there.
Total since last post - $0.43
Total for the Race - $275.00