Friday, April 11, 2008

Error Coin?

Last night while watching Henry and trying to get him to sleep I did some coin roll hunting. It wasn't his best night, but compared to this past Tuesday it was better. I feel lucky that I was able to stay home a bit more in the morning yesterday and see him at his best. We had a lot of good smiling time together on the couch.

I searched 12,005 halves (twelve boxes and a few more!). They produced one 90% silver half (1964), twenty-five 40% silver halves (7 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 3 x 1968D, 6 x 1969D), two proof halves (1993S, 1995S), one mint set half (2006P) and one Bermuda 50¢. Compared to last week the production was a bit disappointing, but there is no comparison to my twenty-something stretch of skunk boxes! Anything silver finds are OK with me.

I also looked through 3,680 quarters. In them I found seven Canadians, one UK 10 pence, and one Cayman Islands 25¢.

Lastly, I hunted 6,000 dimes (two boxes and some hand rolled). In them I found on two silver US dimes (1934, 1960D), nine Canadians (including one 80% silver dime, 1957), one Cayman Islands 5¢, and possibly an error coin. The possible error coin I found as I threw my waste coins into a box. The picture below doesn't do it justice. I'll have to try and get a better picture this weekend. The coin's obverse (front) is shiny, one can just faintly see an outline of the design, the reverse is completely normal, and it weighs the correct 2.3 grams. The 1934 Mercury dime is the seventh I've found this week and the second one I needed for my album. It is now the most battered dime in my albums.

Found: 11 pennies (2 at work), 2 nickels, 1 quarter