Tuesday, April 8, 2008

7 & 7

Last night's lucky number was seven.

When I got home I did a little coin searching. (Henry was sleeping.)

I went through 2,160 hand rolled quarters and found two Canadians and one French franc. The French coin is dated 1960. That's actually one of the oldest non-Canadian foreign coins I've found.

After that I went through 700 hand rolled dimes. They produced my first silver dime mini-hoard! In total I found seven silver dimes (1923, 1936, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1950), two Canadian dimes, and one French 5 centimes. All of the silver dimes were in one roll. I was feeling pumped after that.

One roll of nickels, forty coins, didn't turn up anything.

After dinner I searched 10,500 pennies (four boxes and some hand rolled). The boxes were dated the same as the ones I got last week and like those produced a large number of wheats. In them were one hundred twenty-one Wheats, sixty-two Canadians, two US dimes, and one Barbados 1¢. With these pennies I broke the 700,000 mark! The Wheat breakdown was:

1919, 1925, 1935, 1936(2), 1938, 1940(3), 1941(4), 1942(5), 1944(9), 1944D, 1944S, 1945(5), 1945D, 1946(5), 1946D, 1947(5), 1948(2), 1948D, 1949(2), 1949S, 1950D(5), 1951(6), 1951D(4), 1952(3), 1952D(4), 1953(4), 1953D(9), 1953S, 1954(2), 1954D, 1955(4), 1956, 1956D(8), 1957(3), 1957D(7), 1958(2), 1958D(5)

During the night Henry blessed me (and more so Meg!) with his longest sleep ever ... 7 1/2 hours! Another seven! It was bliss. I hope he's a good boy for his social activities today and our visit with his aunt.

(PS ... Henry weighs 12 lbs. 13 oz. now! Meg weighed him at her mother's group!)

Found: 1 penny (at Sovereign Bank), 2 dimes (1 on the street in our neighborhood, 1 at Sovereign Bank), 1 quarter (at Sovereign Bank)