2011 Change Jar Total: $181.15
I crushed last year's total of a mere $19.60 in the change jar that I keep on my desk. The biggest difference was that this year I stuck a bunch of cash in the jar from time-to-time. I deposit all of the change into The Babe's savings account, so this year I stuck the few Double Sawbucks that she received for her birthday and Christmas in the jar along with the change.
With 3 data points, we can start to make some interesting assumptions on the data.
The cash is the biggest differentiator this year, and looking at the deposit slip, it accounted for $130 of the $181.15 total - which leaves me with $51.15 of coins and puts me right in line with 2009's total. The 2010 total seems low by comparison.