Friday, February 13, 2009

Last night after some nice play time with the family and a short walk I searched some coin.

Twenty-one small dollars and 119 half dollars produced one 90% silver half (1964).

1,600 quarter yielded three Canadians, one US dime and a Kenya 1 Shilling. The Kenyan coin is a new variety for me from that country. It is pretty rare that I come across coins from Africa.

4,000 dimes produced two silver Rosies (2 x 1964), ten Canadians, one UK 5 pence, one Swiss ½ Franc and another Ireland 5 pence.

I had another strange, but good time with the nickels I searched. 2,000 nickels turned up two Canadians, three US dimes and one Bermuda 5¢. There was also two rolls that had sixty-nine AU (almost uncirculated) nickels that were between 1938 and 1941 (3 x 1938, 22 x 1939, 29 x 1940, 15 x 1941). Alas, there were no mint marks, but there were some upgrades to the nickels in my albums and I put the rest of them in my pre-1960, AU Jeffersons container. They have some value over face, but it is a bit difficult to assess. There's an auction on Ebay for a whole roll of 1940 AU nickels currently at $31 and another for a roll of 1940 AU/EF nickels at $6.

2,000 pennies produced just three Wheats (1953D, 1956D, 1957D), fourteen Canadians and one Euro 2¢ (Greece).

Found: 20 pennies (3 outside McDonald's, 17 at the car wash), 2 nickels (at the car wash), 3 dimes (at the car wash), 1 arcade token (at the car wash)