Friday, June 6, 2008

Silver Washingtons!

The past few nights have been a bit rough for us. More so for Meg. Henry hasn't slept that well and has been cranky during the day. He doesn't see sick though, so I think it is just a bad stretch. There has been some big progress with him though. Meg has seen him laugh a few times. I have yet to see it. I'm trying to think of ways I can be silly with him, however.

Besides coins, I've had some good moments at home. On Wednesday I successfully replaced one of the hinges on our laptop with a hinge I salvaged from a computer carcass here at work. It looks good. Last night I put in a 30db antenna amplifier in our attic and so far it is working great. Seeing HD on our TV again is amazing.

Last night while watching TV, mostly the NBA Finals, I searched through some coin.

515 small dollars produced two Canadian dollars, one US quarter, and one US penny. The penny was an extra, but the quarter was not, and so I came up 74¢ short. Oh well.

I also broke out of my silver Washington-less streak! It had been 18,680 quarters since I had found one of those beauties. My previous 19,370 silver less streak was beaten by an eleven silver mini-hoard, so I was hoping lightning would strike twice. It didn't, but there are no complaints. I did pretty well. 8,440 hand rolled quarters turned up three silver Washingtons (1942, 1959, 1964), four Canadians, and one Cayman Islands 25¢. It is possibly that the 1959 is a proof. It is so shiny that it is almost freaky. It is a new circulation find for me, but I haven't replaced the one I bought in my album with this one because this one looks so out of place.

1,100 dimes produced two silver Rosies (1952, 1964D) and one Canadian; and 560 nickels yielded one Canadian and one US penny.

I also had great luck with the pennies I searched! I looked through 2,450 hand rolled cents and found twelve Wheats and eighteen Canadians. One of the Wheats was one I needed, the 1914. It is worn smooth and has a bad stratch, but that's the last P mint Lincoln I needed (excluding the small date, 1960)! By mintage it is by far the most common one I hadn't found, 75,237,067. The next highest mintage one still to be found by me is the 1936D, 40,620,000. The Wheat breakdown was:

1914, 1936, 1937, 1944, 1952, 1952D, 1953, 1953D, 1953S, 1955, 1957, 1957D

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Costco, 1 on the street near our house), 1 dime (at Sovereign Bank), 1 quarter (at Sovereign Bank), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian nickel at Sovereign Bank)


Dean M said...

Many congratulations on the new additions! Must feel great to know you can still get more than one new find in a single days search even this far into the game :)

kestrelia said...

Thanks! I agree. I made a small spreadsheet of my new finds to analyze this year. In total I have made 69 finds, that's slightly over 3 per week. The new finds by denomination are:

Pennies - 9 (8 not including 2008's)

Nickels - 2

Dimes - 4

Quarters - 12 (9 not including 2008's)

Halves - 32 (includes proofs and commemoratives)

Dollars - 7 (includes proofs and commemoratives, 5 if not including 2008's)

Dean M said...

You should post that on the main page so more people see it. It's an interesting breakdown.