Friday, August 29, 2008


Last night after having a nice dinner at a friend's house and watching their one-year-old son walk around I searched some coin. It was so-so. My big success of the night was not with the coin, however, it was with Henry. I put him to sleep! It sounds small to some, I know, but for several weeks I had been unable to seal the deal with him. I'd get him sleeping in my arms, but soon after putting him in the crib he'd start stirring. Let's hope my new technique keeps working. It almost did this morning.

225 small dollars turned up two Canadian Loonies, one gold plated Susan B. Anthony dollar, and one religious medal. Normally I'm not that concerned about getting junk instead of coins as I find most of it interesting and I'm not lossing much money, but with dollar coins it ticks me off a bit. Urgh.

1,240 quarters didn't produced anything.

I had better luck with the dimes. 2,500 of them yielded one silver Rosie (1964), four Canadians, one US penny, and one Finnish 10 Penni. The Finnish coin is a first for me and the first coin I've found from Finland. It seems like a while since I've found a coin from a new country.

The nickels weren't bad either. I searched 2,080 and found two War Time (1943P, 1943S) and three Canadians (1 Ni).

I got a lot of pennies, too, but they didn't turn up much. In 3,500 coins I found fourteen Wheats, sixteen Canadians, one Bahamas 1¢, and a penny that is stamped with the outline of Indiana on the obverse (front). The Wheats were:

1916, 1937, 1941, 1942(2), 1944, 1946, 1948(2), 1951, 1956D, 1957, 1957D(2)

The best news with the coin is I think I have found two new, good sources for hand rolled stuff.

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Home Depot, 1 at Burger King), 1 nickel (at Stop & Shop)


James (UK) said...

Nice one on the penni coin. I like the hexagons in the design. (Didn't some James Bond villain have hexagonal frame glasses? I wonder if you can still get them...?)

From what I hear about my nephew, it's all about setting a routine, and that simply does take time.

I know my Brother did the "wait until he cries, then go and see him. Next time he cries, leave it 10 minutes longer before going in to see him, then next time, another 10 minutes longer" etc.

He said that worked like a charm and seemed not so "cruel" as leaving him for hours and hours just crying.

Meant to ask you... the "car wash" you mention when finding pennies... is this because people clean out their cars / use vacuum cleaners, and tend to dump any loose candy / tissues / rubbish / odd coins on the "side" somewhere, where they are cleaning it?