Friday, January 9, 2009

Neat Bills

Yesterday while picking up some coins I found two old $10 bills. They are both from 1950 and are Federal Reserve Notes (Silver Certificates would have been cooler). I saw the teller give another to the lady in front of me, but I was happy to snag two.

After I put Henry to bed I searched some coin.

One small dollar and 1,000 quarters didn't have anything special.

The dimes were far better, however. 2,600 dimes produced three silver Rosies (1950, 1952, 1962D), ten Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢, one Polish 20 Groszy and, strangely, seven Netherlands 25¢. The silver dimes are the first 90% silver coins I've found in rolls this year.

1,440 nickels turned up one War Time (1945P), six Canadians (3 Ni), one US dime and an Ecuador 5 centavos. I also found a key date Jefferson, the 1938S. Urgh! It was not a 1938D. :(

2,000 pennies yielded sixteen Wheats, eighteen Canadians, one US dime, one Russian 10 Kopek and a plastic toy penny. The Wheats were:

1925, 1927, 1941(2), 1946, 1948(2), 1952D, 1953D(2), 1955, 1957, 1957D(3), 1958D

Found: 1 dime (at Stop & Shop)


James (UK) said...

9 days in, and you've already found some silvers... I'd say that was good going!

My Henry did his first bit of imaginative play according to my Brother the other day; he was licking an imaginative ice-lolly, and then went and got one for his Mum and Dad, and all three of them were apparently eagerly licking imaginative lollies for all they were worth. ;-)

That last coin in the scan is so art-deco... do like it's "clean" design.

kestrelia said...

Can't wait for more fun play like your Henry there! Sounds fun.

I was struck by the difference between the two Netherlands varieties. The reverse of the art-deco one reminds me of some coins I have from Aruba.