Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Cold

Well, I think the cold has finally struck our whole family. It seems to have worked its way through Henry, I think I'm beginning to kick it and Meg has, unfortunately, just been struck. I hope moves through her quickly and Henry can now get back to his normal sleep routine.

I searched some coin last night, all hand rolled.

7,240 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1953D) and seven Canadians. That's the fourth new US quarter variety I've come across in two weeks! One of the Canadians was also a new one for me, the 2008 Freestyle Skiing quarter.

The dimes were OK. 3,200 of them yielded one silver Rosie (1958D), twenty-three Canadians, and two US pennies. That's an abnormally large number of Canadians to find in this amount of dimes. Too bad none of them were silver. At the bank I scored two silver dimes (2 x 1952). One I found resting on top of trash can (old eagle eye here spotted that!) and the other I got from a teller.

I only searched 240 nickels, but it was a good batch. I found one Liberty (1911), two Buffaloes (1913 Type II, 1916), and one Canadian. That's only the fourth Liberty nickel I've found and the first one since April. It's a new one, but I was really hoping it'd be a 19th century nickel or better yet a Shield nickel. The Buffaloes are very worn; both were in the same roll.

1,750 pennies produced ten Wheats and eleven Canadians. The Wheats were:

1918, 1936, 1944, 1951D, 1952, 1953, 1956D, 1957D(3)

Tonight I have 2,000 nickels to search and 5,000 pennies.

Found: 1 penny (at CVS), 1 dime (a silver one, at Sovereign Bank)


Thom said...

That's back to back posts with really good results. This one isn't financially as good as lat time but its coolness factor is up there. I'm yet to make up my mind on what I think of the quarters for the Vancouver games. I've got a couple of them and I guess they're pretty cool...

Here's hoping you go for three in a row :)

kestrelia said...

Yup, it has definitely been good lately. Check out last night! :)

I think the Olympic quarter are OK, but I prefer the set from 1992.