Monday, September 10, 2007

2nd Proof Nickel

This weekend was a nice relaxing weekend. The weather wasn't so good, so I couldn't seal the driveway or mow the lawn (didn't need it anyway). Instead we saw 3:10 To Yuma on Saturday, which was enjoyable despite a lot of logic holes and historical inaccuracies, and on Sunday we had fun going to Home Depot to pick out paint for our bathrooms.

I went through a mixture of hand rolled and boxed coin.

I searched 1,600 hand rolled quarters and found seven Canadians. No new varieties, however.

I also searched 7,750 dimes which were both hand rolled and boxed. In them I found four silver dimes (191?, 1960D, 1961D, 1964D), twenty Canadians, one US penny, and one UK 5 pence piece. The Mercury dime I found is so worn it is almost as thin as foil. If I hold it at an angle I just read 1918 or 1919. It breaks my record for oldest US dime found coin roll hunting. I just wish it were a specimen suitable for my album.

In addition I looked through 7,040 nickels. In the mix were six War Time nickels (1943P, 1943S, 1944P, 1945P x 2), fifteen Canadians, one Bermuda 5¢, one Iceland 1 Krone, one Ecuador 5 Centavos, and a 1973S proof US nickel. The proof nickel is the second one I've found. It still has a lot of its mirror finish. In one box there were three War Time nickels, which ties my record.

Lastly, I went through 4,000 hand rolled pennies. In them I found nineteen Wheats, twenty-eight Canadians, and three US dimes. One of the Wheat pennies has a slight clip to it, so far I've only found one other of these.

The Wheat breakdown was:

1936(2), 1937, 1940, 1945, 1946, 1946D, 1950, 1950D, 1952(2), 1952D, 1955(3), 1956(2), 1957, 1958D

Although I didn't find any new varieties for my albums, the unusual stuff that popped up kept me going. Better luck, this week, I hope.

Found: 6 pennies (1 at the Canyon Cafe, 1 at Sovereign Bank, 2 at Stop & Shop)


Chris said...

I had a nice find today, a 1940D Mercury dime. Found it under a change counting machine at a local grocery store. First one that I have found while searching for change, and only the third one that I now own.