Friday, October 3, 2008


Well it seems about time, but finally I'm finding 2008 coins, not many of them, except for 2008 pennies and quarters, but some. A little while ago I found my first 2008D penny, last weekend I found a 2008P half dollar and last night I found a 2008P nickel. I have yet to find either 2008 dime.

Before watching the debate I searched some coin.

29 small dollars and 76 half dollars turned up two 40% silver half dollars (1968D, 1969D).

I did pretty well with the quarters. 4,800 of them yielded one silver Washington (1960), one US dime, one French 1 Franc, and 1 UK 1 Shilling. It was great to find a new Washington variety. That's three this week! The UK coin is the oldest (1954) and only pre-decimal UK coin I've found in a roll. Here's a picture of the type.

500 dimes didn't produce anything.

In 640 nickels I found two Canadians, one UK 20 pence (I'll trade a US nickel for those any day!), and two UK pennies. One of the US nickels was the first 2008P nickel I've found. If I had guessed at the start of the year I would have guessed I'd find this variety sometime in the Spring, not such a long time after I found the 2008D!

The pennies were so-so. 1,850 of them produced seven Wheats and nine Canadians. The Wheats were:

1948, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1956D(2), 1957

Found: 1 penny (at Costco)


James (UK) said...

I do like our old shillings et all... (I've got some in my Flickr gallery) the multi-sided (?) ones like the threepenny bit are so tactile and a great design classic, if you see what I mean.

I've still had less than 5 coins from our new 2008 set go through my hands. I wonder sometimes if there's any out there! ;-)