Saturday, October 18, 2008


This weekend's coin pickup was pretty good.

800 small dollars produced a mint set dollar (2003P).

8,058 half dollars yielded twenty-seven 90% silver halves (19??D, 2 x 1941, 2 x 1941S, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1950D, 1952, 2 x 1952D, 1953S, 3 x 1954D, 1958, 2 x 1958D, 2 x 1960D, 2 x 1963D, 4 x 1964), twenty-three 40% silver halves (2 x 1965, 3 x 1966, 4 x 1967, 9 x 1968D, 5 x 1969D), two proof halves (1980S, 1982S), five mint set halves (1987D, 2 x 2003D, 2004P, 2004D), one commemorative (1986S Statue of Liberty), a Bermuda 50¢, and a Kenya 5 Shilling (worth 65¢). One of the clad halves had a sticker on the back for Aunt Chilada's Easy Street Cafe, a Mexican restaurant in South Carolina. Most of the good coins came from one box and one bank stop. At one bank I asked for the teller if she had any loose halves. She gave me twenty-one coins. In them was sixteen 40% silver halves, one dateless Walker (probably a 1935D, but I'll put it in my "for jewelry pile") and a Bermuda 50¢. Not a bad score at all and that's the first Walker and foreign half I've gotten from a teller's tray. I was also glad to get two Franklins I needed, a new foreign coin and my fifth commemorative!

I also searched dimes, but 2,950 of them only turned up seven Canadians and two UK 5 pence pieces.

4,400 pennies were good. I them I found fifty-eight Wheats, forty-two Canadians, one Euro 2¢(Greece), one Euro 10¢(France), one UK penny and three US dimes. The Wheats were:

1912, 1918, 1919, 1926, 1940, 1941(5), 1942, 1943, 1944(3), 1945, 1945D, 1946(3), 1947, 1948(6), 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1952D, 1954, 1955(2), 1956(4), 1956D(3), 1957(3), 1957D(5), 1958D(3)

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Bank of America, 1 at White Hen Pantry, 1 outside a playground), 1 dime (outside a playground), 1 gift card (a Dunkin' Donuts card with 60¢ on it)


James (UK) said...

Like that commemorative "Statue of Liberty" coin a lot.

kestrelia said...

I agree. I'm not the biggest fan of commemoratives - mostly on principle - I don't like the idea of coins being made solely for collectors. Finding them in circulation is great, however, and that one is a beauty. It goes well with the silver Ellis Island commemorative dollar I found at the beginning of the year. They were sold together as a set.