Friday, February 27, 2009

Silver Certificate

This week there hasn't been too much time for coin roll hunting. In the evenings I've been working on our taxes. I also took time to take Henry with me to Super Cuts. There we both got haircuts. I went first and he went second. He was superb. I couldn't ask for better behavior. The hairdresser had plenty of time to get his haircut exactly right. I think he looks great, but Meg thinks it is a little short. Meg, herself, has been very busy. We decided to move Henry's first birthday party up a day because of the weather forecast. She's been busy making food and decorations for it. It's going to be a great time.

Yesterday I got one of my best teller saves, a 1957 silver certificate! It's a little beat up, of course, but it's the only one I've come across. I was really happy to get it.

I also searched some coin last night.

Nine halves, 360 quarters and 300 dimes turned up a 2009P DC quarter.

4,160 nickels yielded one Buffalo (1926), one War Time (1943P), three Canadians and a Philippine 25 Sentimos (1980). The Philippine coin is a new type for me. What a month for nickels! In February I found one Liberty, ten Buffalos (six with readable dates) and sixteen War Times!

300 pennies produced four Wheats (1944, 1953D, 1956D, 1958D) and one Canadian.

Found: 21 pennies (1 at Super Cuts, 3 at McDonald's, 17 at Stop & Shop), 1 nickel (at Stop & Shop), 5 dimes (at Stop & Shop), 2 foreign coins (a Canadian nickel (1 Ni) and a Canadian dime, both at Stop & Shop)


James UK said...

Interesting! I'll have to check our stock of dollar bills for that. Never noticed it before... are they super-rare?

kestrelia said...

They're very rare in circulation, but not in a collector's sense (like an Indian Head penny).

Every come across any old notes in England?

Man said...

It's so cool to find silver certificates even if they have little value over face.

Also the 1957 $1 had one of the largest runs ever with over 2.6 billion printed making it very common.

James UK said...

Not really myself, but I know they are still reasonably common.

I once had 13 £1 notes given in when I was working as a cashier, and I was able to keep those myself once I'd changed them in my till. They were all mint and concurrent serial numbers.

Unfortunately, when I was absolutely strapped for money one month, I had to "sell" them to another cashier who was a collector, and he would only give me face value despite them being worth more, and knowing full well how desperately I needed the cash.

Still, that's people for you, eh? :-(