Friday, July 20, 2007

Plugging Canadian holes and a Buffalo

Last night and this morning were a bit strange. I went through ten boxes of coins and only came up with one US variety I needed.

I first went through four boxes of dimes. In them I only found one silver Rosie (1962D). That's easily my worst turnout. In the boxes, however, I found eleven Canadians, one UK 5 pence, and one Belgium 1 franc (a first). One of the Canadians, 1972, was a variety I needed.

After that I went through two boxes of quarters. I thought perhaps the low silver dime results meant I was going to find a silver quarter. No luck. I did find three Canadians, all of which I needed (1994, 2001P, 2005 Veterans). The Veterans commemrative is pretty cool.

Things turned around a bit with the two boxes of nickels. In them there were three War Time nickels (1943P, 1944P, 1945P), one awesome Buffalo (1937), and twenty-six Canadians. In one roll there were two War Time nickels and one Buffalo! The 1937 is very close in quality to the 1936 I found on Monday.

This morning the bad luck continued with the two boxes of pennies. I only found twenty wheats in them (a low, I think), thirty Canadians, and one Bermuda cent. None were varieties I needed.

I think I might try a big mess of hand rolled coins next.

Found: 4 pennies (2 at work on top of a vending machine, 2 at the Mobil Mart)