This is $2.25. I found about half of it at one intersection on this morning's ride, and the rest near a bus stop on Rt. 28. Given how beat-up all the coins are, they obviously have been lying around more than a day or two. Guess nobody else bothered to pick them up . . . or never even saw them. (Oh, the view you get from a bike.)
The US Mint says these are "mutilated coins." No kidding. (There may be one or two "uncurrent" coins - those that are recognizable and can be machine-counted.) Mutilated currency can be redeemed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing; mutilated coins, apparently, have to be sent to the US Mint in Philadelphia. Here is a FAQ on redemption.
Looks like I need to have a minimum of 1 lb per denomination, though, to mail 'em in. Oh, well. Guess we'll see which ones are "machine-countable," next time we dump a load of change into Commerce Bank's Penny Arcade. Perhaps the bank will be kind enough to redeem the rest.
Cool as this morning's find was, it doesn't trump the time I found a $10 DC Metro farecard at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop. THAT was amazing.