Monday, September 17, 2007

Silver Quarter

This weekend was a good weekend. On Saturday my wife and I relaxed a bit. On Sunday we weeded for about 2 hours (the backyard looks great) and then participated in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Four members of my family did the whole 26.2 miles. They'll be sore today, I'm sure, but I'm proud of them. It took 9½ hours. My wife and I did about 4½ miles with them. Our team raised over $7,000!

I also, of course, did some coin roll hunting. It was a good weekend for that too.

I searched 7,100 pennies (two boxes and some hand rolled). In that bunch I found forty-four Wheats, sixty-five Canadians, and one Bahama 1¢. There were no new varieties in there, I did find one 1909 cent for which the obverse looks outstanding, but the reverse is a bit stained. The Wheat details for the past two posts are:

1909, 1919, 1919S, 192?, 1920(2), 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1929S, 1930, 1934, 1945, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1940(7), 1941(3), 1942D, 1944(3), 1945(4), 1946(8), 1946D(3), 1947(2), 1948(3), 1949, 1950, 1950D(2), 1950S(2), 1951(2), 1951D(4), 1952(2), 1952D, 1953(5), 1954S, 1955(5), 1956(8), 1956D(6), 1957, 1957D(5), 1958, 1958D(6)

I also went through 4,800 nickels (two boxes and some hand rolled). I found two War Times (1943P, 1945P), eleven Canadians, two Bermuda 5¢, and two US pennies (boo!). No new varieties were found.

At Bank of America I picked up 2,150 hand rolled dimes and found one silver Rosie (1964D), three Canadians, and one UK 5 pence piece in them. And at the same bank I got 1,720 hand rolled quarters. In them was one silver quarter (1962D) and four Canadians (plus $1.50 in extra quarters). That silver quarter was one I needed. It definitely lifted my coin roll hunting spirits. Can't wait to find the 10th silver quarter of the year!

Also on the charts I added the number of days since my last album find. For this I'm only counting Lincolns, Jeffersons, Roosevelts, Washingtons, Kennedys, etc.

Found: 6 pennies (1 at Sovereign Bank, 4 at the Car Wash, 1 at Shaw's), 2 nickels (both at Dunkin' Donuts), 1 dime (at Stop 'N Shop)


Thom said...

I e.mailed you but forgot to ask one thing, how big is a box of half dollars? i.e. what quantity of coins, $500? I couldn't find out on line...