Saturday, August 9, 2008

Wooden Shoe

Today my parents came over to help Meg and I out. My mother watched Henry with Meg and my Dad and I worked on the playroom. We put in a bit of moulding right were the wall meets the floor boards. It's called a shoe. It gives the room a more finished look, especially now that the carpets are up. I'll spend some more time on the room tomorrow, but mostly we'll spend the day at a BBQ. I'm really looking forward to that. It'll be my first opportunity to meet some of the new friends Meg has made lately.

I also searched some coin.

A box of small dollars, 1,000 of them, produced one proof dollar (2001S), one mint set dollar (2003D), and a Barbados $1 coin (worth 50¢). Other CRH'ers seem to overlook small dollars. I'm not sure why. I've had a lot of fun searching these dollars and hope my luck getting boxes that aren't entirely one president continues. There's still a lot proof and mint set dollars I need for my collection and there seems to be a whole new bunch of foreign coins to find. I know that there will be other new varieties of foreign coins to find in other denominations, but for the most part it seems to have slowed down. The proof 2001S coin is in pretty good shape and the Barbados coin is a new one for me.

I also hunted 6,000 halves. They yielded five 90% silver halves (1952, 4 x 1964) and seven 40% silver halves (2 x 1967, 5 x 1968D).

Lastly, I searched 5,000 dimes, two boxes. They turned up just one silver Rosie (1954). I'm still thinking about taking a break from the dimes from this source, but part of me wants to try just two boxes a week in hopes that my consistent effort will pay off with a new silver Rosie for my albums.

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Sovereign Bank, 1 at Dunkin' Donuts), 1 nickel (at Home Depot)


Man said...

After painting and putting up floor molding for my apartment I must say it's tough job.

Great that you had help I kept mine simple because fancy molding attracts dust but it does make the room complete.

Also the Barbados coin is great, it's a flying fish, cool.
I hope you find some $2 and $4 coins because the reverses are beautiful.

James (UK) said...

I've turned up a few BB coins too, and I agree they are very nice coins for their designs.

Have you thought about the walls for Henry's room? How about a nice sky blue, with some clouds?