Seven cents were found, and all of them have some problems. Spotting that is typical on current cents afflict most of them, and there are some with small scratches already.
I don't mind, I am happy to have them!
Even before I became a true numismatist in 2008, I have always been thrilled by getting the first new issue of the year.
This is the 3rd or 4th year in a row where the first issue found on the year is a cent. For several years before that a quarter had been the first find of the year. I don't believe a nickel has ever been the first found in circulation since I started paying attention, and dimes only once that I can remember.
My scanner that I use for scanning coins is pretty much useless for new issues, so this photograph will have to suffice.