Friday, February 8, 2008

Other Canada

Last night I got a package from a coin supply company, Brent-Krueger. In it were the album pages and Nic-A-Date I ordered. I put my Other Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland) album together. The coins that are in it now look great. I'll try the Nic-A-Date this weekend.

I searched 4,040 quarters (all hand rolled) and found two silver Washingtons (1951D, 1951S), five Canadians, and one US nickel. Both of the silver Washingtons were ones I needed! They were both from the same source too.

I also went through 1,340 dimes (hand rolled), but they only produced one Canadian.

Last while watching TV, Big Love Season 2, I went through eight boxes of halves (a record). The 8,000 coins turned up three 90% silver halves (1918S, 1964, 1964D), twenty 40% silver halves (4 x 1965, 3 x 1966, 6 x 1967, 4 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D), and one proof half (1972S). The 1918S Walker is now the oldest half dollar I have found. The previous oldest half was a 1934. It's very worn, but for now it'll go into the album. The 1972S proof half is the third I've found and the second one this week. Only two of the eight boxes produced silver, the other six were silver skunks.

Found: 4 pennies (at Sovereign Bank), 1 dime (at Sovereign Bank), 1 quarter (at Sovereign Bank)