dyllanne: (Spirograph)
2017-01-01 03:47 pm
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Money Found on the Ground 2016

Here is the money found on the ground annual update.



This year's total is £26.16 which is a slight decrease on last year. Previous totals are below.



There were no remarkable events this year. There were 256 coins found in total which is a decrease on last year.

Twelve pound coins have been found which is an increase on last year and a return to a rate of one per month. One £2 coin was found this year and only one 50p piece. Foreign coins amounted to 26c Euro and 1c US which is also a decrease on last year.

The main coin finding area is the station. In previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2016 is exactly comparable to the journey from 2011 to 2015. It is no longer the case that I find a coin every week.

What can we conclude? We have plateaued out now over the last three years. So many more places have introduced card payments and so many more now have contactless paying, people just don't need to carry so much cash on them and so there's less opportunity for droppage.

Additional bonus analysis. It's been my feeling that I am finding more 20p pieces than before. So I have looked at past data and I think there is a definite trend upwards in the % of 20p pieces as a function of the total number of coins. No idea what this means though.

dyllanne: (Spirograph)
2016-01-01 02:42 pm
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Money Found on the Ground 2015

Here is the money found on the ground annual update.



This year's total is £27.06 which is a slight increase on last year. Previous totals are below.







There was one remarkable event of a fiver in February. Without this event the MFOG total would have been an all time low. There were 314 coins found in total which is a slight decrease on last year.

Only 7 pound coins have been found which, despite being a slight increase on last year is still only one every two months. No £2 coins were found this year and only 2 50p pieces. Foreign coins amounted to 13c Euro and 1c US which is also a decrease on last year.

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops. One point is that while in previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2015 is exactly comparable to the journey from 2011 to 2014. It is no longer the case that I find a coin every single day and this year for the first time it has also been the case than I no longer find something every week. There was one week in May when zero coins were found in the whole week.

What can we conclude? Now that Gregg's has introduced card payments and so many places now have contactless paying, people just don't need to carry so much cash on them and so there's less opportunity for droppage.
dyllanne: (Spirograph)
2015-01-01 03:04 pm
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Money Found on the Ground 2014

Here is the Money Found on Ground Annual Update.
MFOG 2014 Annual Comparison

This annual comparison is starting to look too busy so here is the last three years alone.
MFOG Annual Comparison 3 years

This year's total is £24.09. This is a decrease on last year's takings. Previous totals have been as follows.

2008 42.45
2009 23.33
2010 36.62
2011 42.69
2012 46.29
2013 39.13
2014 24.09

There is a continual downward trend in coin finding.

MFOG Annual Total Comparison

There was one remarkable event find of a five pound note. However I did also find 12 second class stamps with a value of £6.36
There have been 324 coins found in total, a marked decrease on last year. Only five £1 coins were found. This is only one very 2 months or so which is a marked decrease on previous years, when it was slightly more than one a month. No £2 coins or 50p pieces were found this year.

Foreign coins amount to 20c Euro and 13c US, 1c Canada. This is a decrease on previous years.

MFOG 2014 Coin Breakdown

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops. Pog's school has been less lucrative, but this may be due to him going to music activities instead of hanging about in the playground. One point is that while in previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2014 is exactly comparable to the journey from 2011 to 2013. It is no longer the case that I find a coin every single day although there's never been a week that I've not found something.

What can we conclude? Scotland is feeling the pinch and although this is not the lowest total since records began it is the second lowest of all time.
dyllanne: (Spirograph)
2013-12-31 06:20 pm
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Money Found on the Ground 2013

Here is the Money Found on Ground Annual Update.

MFOG 2013 jpeg

This year's total is £39.13. This is a decrease on last years all time high score. Previous totals have been as follows.

2008 42.45
2009 23.33
2010 36.62
2011 42.69
2012 46.29
2013 39.13

The was one remarkable event find of a five pound note.
There have been 489 coins found in total, a marked decrease on last year. Eleven £1 coins were found. This is slightly less than one a month which is a decrease on previous years, when it was slightly more than one a month. No £2 coins were found this year and 50p coins remain the second least frequent at only 2 per year.
Foreign coins amount to 98c Euro and 43c US. This is an increase on last year.

MFOG 2013 Pie jpeg

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops, although since Pog started High School this has also been a frequent finding location. One point is that while in previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2013 is exactly comparable to the journey in 2011 and 2012. There was a relatively low point in October, when due to injury, I couldn't bend over and had to leave a number of coins on the ground.

What can we conclude? If we can interpret anything about the state of the economy from money found on the ground it would appear that Glasgow has entered a double dip recession and people are still on an austerity drive. One hypothesis could be that the increased number of sunny days in 2013, especially during the Summer, have lead to an decrease in MFOG as generally there is more money left on rainy days than dry sunny days.
dyllanne: (Default)
2013-01-03 02:16 pm
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MFOG 2012

Here is the Money Found on Ground Annual Update.MFOG 2012 Annual Comparison

This year's total is £46.29. This is the highest total since records began in 2008. Previous totals have been as follows.

2008 42.45
2009 23.33
2010 36.62
2011 42.69
2012 46.29

This year has been remarkable in the lack of remarkable events. There have been no large finds at all and the largest denomination find is £1 coins. This means that the increased amount found has not been boosted by £5 or £10 notes as in previous years.
There have been 778 coins found in total, 15 of which were pound coins confirming the previous frequency of just slightly more than 1 per month. 50p coins remain fixed at 6 per year.
Foreign coins amount to 16c Euro and 32c US.
MFOG 2012 Breakdown

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops. One point is that while in previous years the route to work/university etc has been varied the daily journey in 2012 is exactly comparable to the journey in 2011. So the increase is not based on other variables.

What can we conclude? If we can interpret anything about the state of the economy from money found on the ground it would appear that Glasgow has returned to its 2008 state and in fact is doing better now than ever. Also my eyesight is not any worse. One hypothesis could be that the increased number of rainy days in 2012 have lead to an increase in MFOG as generally there is more money left on rainy days than dry sunny days.
dyllanne: (Default)
2012-01-02 12:45 pm
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MFOG 2011

Here is the Money Found on Ground Annual Update

MFOG 2011

This year's total is £42.69. This is the highest total ever. Previous totals have been as follows

2008 42.45
2009 23.33
2010 36.62
2011 42.69

Remarkable events were the first ever finding of a two pound coin. And two five pound notes.
There were 471 coins found of which 11 of these were pound coins. There were also 6 50p coins found which is unusual as these are the second rarest next to £2 coins.
There has also been a total of 39 Euro cents and 8 US cents found.

The full coin breakdown is as follows:-

MFOG 2011 Coins

Main coin finding areas are still stations, bus stops and outside shops. The school playground has been fertile ground this year as has the climbing centre lockers.

What can we conclude? It would seem that despite a difficult economic climate Glasgow people still drop and leave a large amount of money on the streets. This increases when it's dark and raining and when drink is taken. Whilst in other cities this year such as London, Naples and Rome no coins were found at all. This may be a Glaswegian phenomenon.