Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sweet Day

Yesterday was a good day. Especially for finding and coin roll hunting.

Things started off well when I found 2 pennies and 1 British pound (worth $2.04!) in the security line at Logan Airport. Later I found a quarter and 2 pennies at McDonald's and then a dollar bill in the self check out lane. I had been thinking one of these days someone would forget to take their paper change in those machines and I'd spot it.

I also hit about a dozen banks looking for pennies. I accumulated 15,450 pennies, three boxes and some hand rolled. In the bunch I found seventy-six Wheats, fifteen Canadians, five US dimes, two Euro 2¢, two Taiwan 1 Yuan coins, one Bahama 1¢, and one Ireland 1 penny. One coin roll even had twenty-nine Wheats in it! It was a mini-hoard with one 1943 steel penny. In all I found one US variety I needed, 1937S, and two Canadian varieties I needed, 1928 and 1930 (also in one roll).

The Wheat break down (so far) is:

1929, 1934, 1937S, 1940(2), 1941, 1942D, 1943, 1944(3), 1944D(2), 1944S(2), 1945D(2), 1945S, 1946, 1946S(2), 1947D, 1947S, 1948D, 1950, 1950D(2), 1950S, 1951D(2), 1951S, 1952D(3), 1952S(2), 1953D(3), 1953S(3), 1954, 1954D(2), 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D(10), 1957D(8), 1958D(7)

While at the banks I found one Eisenhower dollar and a teller gave me a 1943S steel cent. Two steelies in one day!

I'm not sure if I'll have more time to coin roll hunt. This might be it. I have to dump these coins and that might take all the free time I have.

Found: 4 pennies (2 at Logan, 2 at McDonald's), 1 quarter (at McDonald's), 1 one dollar bill (at a grocery store), 1 foreign coin (a British pound at Logan)