Michael Blackburn's ART ZERO

THE FOUND COIN COLLECTION

Coins

TOTAL VALUE OF COINS FOUND
ON THE STREET, IN SHOPS, ETC,
FROM 1 AUGUST 2000 TO 19 October 2002:


13.68


Yes, there's money just lying around, ready to be picked up, if you're
not too embarrassed to do it. I justify it by calling it ART. It's got
to the stage where I don't really have to look for it, it just shouts
up at me.

Some of these are in bad shape, having lain around on the street
for a day or two or having been driven over a number of times in
the road. Strangely enough, I've found the best days for finding
stuff are wet ones - coins obviously love the rain. As for notes -
if I find them I spend them straightaway.

What will I do with this lot? Well, I won't get rich, that's for sure,
so I'll treat this as art for the moment. If Britain decides to join
Euroland, of course, I'll have to make a decision. That'll probably
mean buying beer.

I keep the coins in an old Body Shop shaving cream jar, so they smell
quite fragrant and clean.

If you're really interested in the make-up of the collection, here's
a breakdown by value:

4.00 in 1 coins
1.50 in 50p pieces
3.80 in 20p pieces
0.40 in 10p pieces
2.45 in 5p pieces
0.50 in 2p pieces
1.03 in 1p pieces

And if that doesn't add up to the amount at the top, tough; I'll count
them again when I've found some more.

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