Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Neat Foreign

Last night Henry had avocado for the first time. He seemed to like it, but he was extremely cranky. We had to eat fast, especially Meg, so that he could go to bed. It's too bad, because the new pork dish Meg was great. Henry also had squash for the first time yesterday. Two new foods in one day!

We've also noticed that he has a new sound he enjoys making. It's a high pitch squeal, much like a pig. I can't reproduce to well. Often it leads into some crying. It has seemed to replace his pteradactal sound, his monster sound, and his bubbly sound. I hope this one doesn't last too long.

After he went to bed and while he was playing a bit I searched some coin.

963 small dollars yielded four mint set dollars (2 x 2002P, 2005D, 2007D). The 2007 is a new one for me and the newest Sacagawea dollar I've found. The coin is my 100th new US variety for the year! I'm not sure why I find so many 2002's, they by far represent the most mint set small dollars I've found.

1,400 quarters turned up seven Canadians, one US nickel, one US penny, and one United Arab Emirates 1 Dirham (worth 27¢). The UAE coin is really cool. It is a new one for me and is the second UAE coin I've found.

The dimes were a bit dull, 950 of them produced just three Canadians.

The nickels were even worse, in 200 were one US dime and fifteen US pennies. The dime and all but one penny were found in one roll of nickels ... thanks for shorting me 55¢!

I had fun, however, with the pennies I gathered. 3,100 yielded twenty-one Wheats, twenty-two Canadians, seven US dimes, one plastic US dime (marked "COPY"), one Bermuda 1¢, one Euro 10¢ (worth 15¢), one Swiss ½ franc (worth 46¢), and one French ½ franc. The French ½ franc is a first for me. The plastic coin is the second toy coin I've found.

The Wheats were:

1941(2), 1944, 1945(3), 1946(6), 1950D, 1952D, 1953D, 1955D, 1956D, 1957D, 1958

Found: 4 pennies (at Sovereign Bank), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian quarter at Sovereign Bank)


James (UK) said...

Avocados are mega-nutritious, so nice one on getting H to eat some.

Not you as well! A plastic coin! What sort was it? A US currency one, I suppose?

kestrelia said...

Meg's been trying to make all organic baby food at home. I think it is a good idea in that jarred baby food tends to be sweet and salty.

Yup, just a fake dime, the other was a fake penny, doesn't seem worth the trouble to produce the pennies at least. I remember using cardboard ones in my school days.