Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Nature's Pacifier ... 1970D

Last night Meg and I saw some good progress from Henry. He started sucking on his thumb. To non-parents (and me before last week) this would seem to be no big deal and one might even think, "aren't people trying to get kids to stop doing that!?" To us though this was a big step. Once he can do this routinely by himself he should be able to provide himself with tons of self-soothing, i.e. peace and quiet for us, especially Meg. Currently his favorite soothing technique is to cuddle with Mom. It's really cute when they are together, but it doesn't exactly give her many options. Stubbornly, I'm still trying to find a soothing techinique that works for me. I thought I had it with swinging the car seat, but he seems to have tired with that pretty quickly.

Yesterday was a good day in the coin roll hunting hobby as well, although as a sign of things to come my attitude is changing. I found one of my best coins last night and I would have traded it in a second for Henry to sleep a bit more.

At the bank a teller saved me a great silver Washington, 1961. It's one I need for my album. It's in pretty good shape too! A bit of a baby gift, I suppose.

At home I searched 6,960 quarters (all hand rolled). In them I found one silver Washington (1944), five Canadians, and one UK 10 pence. The 1944 one is the second oldest quarter I've found. Unfortunately I already have one of those. Oh well, it was fun to find and it was an upgrade.

I also looked through 8,000 halves. They produced twelve 90% silver halves (11 x 1964, 1964D), thirty-three 40% silver halves (1965, 5 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 14 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D, 1970D), and two proof halves (1982S, 2006S). I have those two proofs. The 1970D is fantastic. Only 2.1 million were minted and sold in mint sets. Of the non-proof 40% halves produced only .3% were 70D's. It looks great in the album. Now I just need to find a 1987P to complete my Kennedy album!

Found: 1 quarter (at work)