See a penny, pick it up? Marketplace interviewed one family of four who collected more than $1,000 in 2008 by picking up coins on the street. If you're worried about germs, the mom Barbara has her family covered and said, "We're all looking around. You know, we have our glasses; we have our Purell bottles; we have our little change purses." Do you keep a look out for coins when you're out and about?