It’s not that exciting blogging about counting coins but… I’m up to 1995 today. That’s $399.00. I kind wish I I posted this in a few days when I was bound to have 2000, much more exciting if it even can be put into those words.
They keep sliding in slowly.
59 piles of 20 coins = 1180 coins…
Plus the unusual ones, 52 equals 1232 coins and $246.20!
Yeah, After a month of me, my friend and my wife collecting we have brokeen 1000 20 cent coins, 1033 to be exact. Yeah! And better yet a new one too…..
A Norfolk Island Federation coin amongst the lot!
Ok, so I haven’t got a record number of coins, up to 867 now but this week I did get one I haven’t had before. There are quite a few different coins (all the different Australian 20 cent coins) and I don’t have every one yet but today I got an ACT Centenary of Federation coin:
So I had a couple of extra sources this week
-My friend had another 87 coins at work
-And started feeding me some more at the pub
-And my wife started keeping a few for me now.
-And of course, I still manage to pick up a few. And event more that normal when I do work travel, which is a lot these days.
Now I just need a few more sources…. Perhaps I should try a donate button again?
When you’ve got a long task ahead it’s nice to break it up into smaller tasks. So I’ve started up a little page of random goals. As tall as a human? tree? Have you got any other suggestions? Wonders of the world? Buildings?
So if you have any pictures and heights/weights of random things send them on and we’ll add it to our list.
So my friend was a little more excited about my 20 cents than I expected and turned up last night with 166 20 cent coins in a bag. So that brings my total to 839!
So believe it or not, I’m not alway proud of my nerdy endeavors. Say like collecting 20 cent coins and creating a website on it. It’s kinda nerdy (yes believe it or not) so I don’t always tell all my friends. But with a bit of social lubricant, a few beers, 2 G&T’s and some wine, I came out of the closet/vault/word press and told a friend. So that picked up an extra 5 20 cent coins out of his pocket. And, like most males Australian males, he has a collection of change and has volunteered the 20 cent coins over to the cause! So I may have jump in my collection very soon!
Ok, so I lost count again. And that means I have to sit down and count it again. It’s a long task but and kind of annoying but at the same time kinda satistfying. So I’m at: 652 coins now!
What do do with all the coins/money when I reach the end.? Well I could keep them all but considering I’m asking people to help me out with my collection that would be a bit cheeky, so obvious answer they are going to
Not comes the next conundrum which one? After a bit of though I steered clear of a few of my personal favourites to one which is in my top 5 that no one can argue with (I hope),
So that’s my plan, to sponser as many children as I can through Oxfam, not for a month or so but their whole lifetime so $43 a month for 18 years so thats $9288 a child to change the life of a child, family and comunity completely (yep that’s a bit of dosh so I’ll persoanlly round up to the nearest child).
And when I work out what then end goal is then I should now how many I can sponser!