Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Debate #2

Last night before and during the debate I searched some coin. I wasn't really up for the debate, but as a political junkie I just had to watch it. Not sure I should have. It seemed to be a repeat of the first one. Luckily, I seem to be on some sort of roll with my coin searching.

2,000 nickels (one box) produced one Buffalo (1915, worn and rusty), two War Times (2 x 1943P), four Canadians, and one Polish 2 Zloty coin. The Polish coin is a first for me.

5,000 hand rolled pennies were even better. They yielded thirty-four Wheats, thirty-eight Canadians, two Bahama 1¢, one Euro 2¢, one Swiss 2 Rappen, and two US dimes. One of the US dimes was a great one! It's a 1917D Mercury dime. Not only is it one I needed, but it is the oldest and rarest dime I've found and it came in a penny roll! My previous oldest dime was 1923. How strange. It is fairly worn, but the date and mint are clear. The Swiss coin is a new one. It's older too, well at least for a foreign coin, 1958. The Wheats were:

1911, 1918(2), 1919, 1926, 1937, 1941(2), 1942, 1944(3), 1946, 1948D, 1949D, 1950, 1952, 1952D, 1953D(4), 1955, 1955D(2), 1956(2), 1956D(2), 1957, 1957D(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 2 pennies (at Burger King)


Thom said...

If only it was a 16D eh? Still that's a great score for a one cent outlay! Congrats on the Polish coin too. You're putting together a pretty impressive list of countries whose coins you've found circulating here.

kestrelia said...

Yeah, too bad! ;) If it were the 1916D it would have easily beat the gold coin I found some time back.

I really like the strange tokens and foreign coins. It keeps things interesting.

James (UK) said...

I do like that Polish coin... the non-eagle-side looks somehow "futuristic" or "modern" to me. Great stuff.

kestrelia said...

Me too. I seem to be finding a lot of older foreign coins lately. I've been enjoying it.