Monday, November 17, 2008

Sweet Wheats

This weekend Meg and I sure accomplished a lot. On Saturday we threw a party for Meg's mom friends, their husbands and their babies. We had a good time. The kids fared well until about the third hour and then they all started to crash. The need for nap time was contagious. Meg's chili was well received. On Sunday we had a different sort of day. Meg took Henry out to see his aunt and uncle. I spent my time getting a haircut and finishing the door over the stairway to the attic. I had been putting off finishing that door for so long that it really felt good to finish it.

Last night and on Saturday night I searched some coin.

2,000 nickels, all hand rolled, produced just one proof (1983S) and two Canadians. That doesn't sound like much, but I was pretty excited about the proof. It is in very good shape and is only the fourth nickel proof I've found (and it came during the week I found my first dime proof!).

I also searched 12,500 pennies and they produced my best Wheat hoard to date! In them I found one hundred ninety-five Wheats, eighty-two Canadians, six US dimes, one UK penny one Euro 2¢. Most of these Wheats came from five rolls from the same lady. The total variety count was amazing, sixty-seven, and the mix including eight steel pennies (one roll had three and two others had two!). Beforehand I had thought if I ever happened upon a hoard we some many pre-1940 Wheats I'd surely find a few new ones, but it was not to be. There were no new new varieties in the batch of pennies. I did, however, get a nice upgrade to the scratched and crappy 1914 I had in my album. I also found another clipped penny. I've now found clipped coins for four straight weeks! The 1933 is only the second one of those I've found. Just 14.3 million were minted. The Wheats were:

1910(2), 1914(2), 1916, 1916D, 1917(3), 1918(2), 1919, 1919S(3), 1920(3), 1923, 1925(3), 1926(4), 1927(2), 1928(5), 1929(2), 1930(2), 1933, 1934(4), 1935(2), 1936(2), 1937(6), 1938(5), 1939(3), 1940(6), 1940S, 1941(4), 1941D, 1942, 1943(7), 1943S, 1944(8), 1944D, 1944S(3), 1945(5), 1945S(2), 1946(3), 1946D, 1946S, 1947(2), 1947D, 1948, 1949S(3), 1950(4), 1950D, 1950S(10), 1951, 1951D(4), 1951S(2), 1952(2), 1952D(3), 1953(3), 1953D(6), 1953S, 1954(2), 1954D(2), 1955(2), 1955D(3), 1956D(17), 1957D(12), 1958(2), 1958D(5)


James (UK) said...

Just an aside, but don't you just wish you could buy a haircut by mail order, or even online?

I hate having to go and get my hair cut.

Incidentally, I got an Isle of Man penny in my change from the self service till in Tesco today.