Friday, January 11, 2008

13,380 coin night!

Last night was a big night for searching. I went through 13,380 coins! Kind of crazy, I know.

I first searched 5,420 quarters (all hand rolled from two sources). In them I found one silver quarter (1950D), five Canadians, and one UK 10 pence. The 1950D was one I needed for my album. That's my second such find of the week and my fourth silver quarter found this week ... of course I went through a lot of quarters this week, but that's still a high find rate. I also found $1.50 in extra quarters (rolls with more than 40 coins in them). I decided to use my scale to see which rolls had extras in them (for about half of the rolls). It was easy to do while searching.

I next went through 2,200 dimes (all hand rolled). They produced eight Canadians, two Bermuda 10¢, one UK 5 pence, and one Iceland 1 Krona. The Iceland coin is a first for me. It is worth 1.6 ¢. I also found $.50 in extra dimes.

After that I searched 6,009 halves (six boxes and a few loose ones). In them I found three 90% silver halves (1937, 1943, 1964) and seven 40% silver halves (2 x 1967, 5 x 1968D). The boxes are slowly improving. It felt good to find those two Walkers.

Lastly I looked at some hand rolled nickels and pennies. 960 nickels turned up six Canadians, one Czech Republic 2 Koron and one Cayman Islands 10¢. One of the Canadians was a 1949 George VI, the first one of those I found in a roll. The two other foreign coins were new ones for me, the Czech coin is worth 11.4¢ and the Cayman Islands coin is worth 12.2¢. 800 pennies produced just four Wheats and one Canadian.