Monday, July 23, 2007

Hand Roll Experiment

On Friday I decided to continue my hand rolled coin experiment and got a bunch of hand rolled coins to search inbetween my packing. (All of it came in cool cloth bags.)

I first went through the quarters. In 2,000 quarters I found one silver quarter (1964D), one Canadian (I thought there'd be more of these.), and one Korean 100 Won coin (worth 11 cents). I'm feeling good anytime I find a silver quarter so that was a good start.

I went through the dimes that same evening. In 4,000 of them I found two silver dimes (1952, 1960) and five Canadians. One of the silver dimes was one I needed. I'm now down to fifteen varieties!

The next day I worked my way through the nickels. In 6,000 of them I found one Liberty nickel (1907), one Buffalo (1926), one War Time (1945P), twenty Canadians, one US dime, one US penny, and a Paraguay 50 Guaranies coin (worth 1 cent). The Liberty nickel is the first one I've found and is the oldest nickel I've found to date!

I eventually finished the pennies. In the 5,000 pennies I found twenty-three wheats, forty-six Canadians, one Bermuda 1 cent, one Bahamas 1 cent, one US dime and one UK penny. No new varieties were in the mix.

Also, I heard this good story on NPR this morning about plastics. It seems there is a huge demand for recycled plastics these days and the demand isn't being met.

Found: 30 pennies, 3 nickels, five dimes, 1 quarter (EB Games)