Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pool Time!

Yesterday Meg got Henry a small pool at Target. It was a big success. The weather was perfect for it and Henry always enjoys new entertainment. I wish I could have been home to help set it up and see him enjoy it.

This picture is good proof that he was in need of a pool. Lately he's also sat in a couple of puddles on our driveway.

Last night at my usual Tuesday night pickup a teller had some good saves for me. In all there was one Canadian penny, four Canadian nickels (3 Ni), one Canadian dime (1947, 80% silver), one Canadian quarter and a Cayman Island 10¢. There was also one big "coin," a drink coaster moulded just like a 1972 quarter front and back. The last one was pretty funny. It'll be on my work desk. All was much appreciated.

After putting Henry to bed and during the commute this morning, I searched the coin.

4,640 quarters produced one silver Washington (1959), twelve Canadians, one Bermuda 25¢, one US dime and one US nickel.

3,500 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (2 x 1964), seven Canadians, one UK 5 pence, one Bermuda 10¢, one East Carribean States 10¢ and one Singapore 10¢.

2,600 nickels turned up two War Times (2 x 1943P), eleven Canadians (5 Ni), six US dimes and nine US pennies.

Lastly, 6,000 pennies had in them twenty-six Wheats and forty-two Canadians. The Wheats were:

1917, 1919D, 1940(2), 1941S, 1944(2), 1944D, 1944S, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1950D, 1951(2), 1952, 1953D, 1954D, 1955(2), 1956, 1957(2), 1957D, 1958D(3)

Found: 1 penny (at Hess)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's This?

Witnessing Henry begin to talk has been fascinating. So far the vast majority of his speach consists of two words, "bah" for ball and and "bih" for bird. Henry says "bah" for everything round, circular or oval he sees. He also asks constantly what things are by uttering a sound like "duh." He's got other words in his vocabulary, but they only come out occasionally or they are words that he thinks are more discernable, but we have a tough time with, like his sound for car/truck. For this reason Meg and I were completely floored when he said, "what's this?" while pointing to a tea kettle this weekend.

I searched 240 quarters last night. They produced just one Canadian. I did pick up a roll of 2009P PR quarters, however.

I mainly just looked through pennies, however. The results were very average. In 10,000, four boxes, I found fifty-eight Wheats and forty-seven Canadians. The Wheats were:

19??D, 1919, 1924, 1940S, 1941, 1942(5), 1944(5), 1945(7), 1946(5), 1947(2), 1951D(2), 1952(2), 1952D(3), 1953, 1953D(4), 1954, 1954D, 1955D(3), 1956, 1956D(5), 1957(2), 1957D(3), 1958

A teller also saved me three Wheats (1929, 1941, 1948).

On Sunday while playing with Henry in our church's playground I found a Spanish 25 Pesetas (1975). It's a new variety for me. Here's a picture of the type.

Found: 1 penny, 1 dime (on a street near our house), 1 foreign coin (a Spanish 25 Pesetas at church)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Arbor Day

It's been busy weekend for us so far, but the weather's been great, we've gotten a lot done and we've had some good fun. The weekend started on Friday as I took the day off to do some yard work with Meg. I started early and together we prepped for a lot of mulch, trimmed bushes, measured stuff and moved some rocks. Henry was outside for a lot of it as well. On Saturday we went to our town's Arbor Day event. We didn't pick up any of the free trees they were giving out (too small), but we did get two nice bags and see part of the animal show (we couldn't get close enough, soon enough for Henry's taste). In the afternoon we drove out to see Henry's Uncle who was having a birthday. There we went to a great town park and later went to surprise birthday party.

My coin roll hunting was awesome. Things started out great when I saw this:

Thirty-one small dollars didn't produce.

8,000 half dollars turned up seventeen 90% silver halves (1918D, 1952, 11 x 1964, 4 x 1964D), one hundred four 40% silver halves (4 x 1965, 10 x 1966, 43 x 1967, 25 x 1968D, 20 x 1969D, 1969S, 1970D) and two proof halves (1969S, 1980S). The 1918D is a new one for me. It's tied for my second oldest half and is fairly rare. The 1969S is only the second one I've found and might be in better condition then my other one. It's always good to find a 1970D.

At the park my sister-in-law to be gave me a big batch of foreign coins she found cleaning up! In the little purse was Australian (4 x $2, 3 x $1, 3 x 20¢, 4 x 10¢, 5¢), New Zealand ($2, 20¢, 5¢), and Fiji (3 x $1, 3 x 50¢, 10¢, 5¢). Much appreciated! I didn't have most of those in my collection.

Meg found two $1 bills on our street on Friday on a run. I can't count them, but I can be jealous.

I also finished reading a book last night, The Voyage of the Beagle, by James Taylor. Visually the book is great. It is filled with drawings and paintings of and from the voyage and of people involved in it. I found the non-linear coverage of the expedition to be irksome, however. This book piqued my interest, but I'll definitely read something more substantial about Darwin and this famous expedition in the future.

Found: 1 dime (at Dunkin' Donuts)

Redeemed: $.10

Friday, April 24, 2009


Last night's coin roll hunting turned up some good stuff.

I didn't find anything in 6 small dollars and 400 quarters.

5,500 dimes turned up two silver Rosies (1952D, 1964), seven Canadians, ten US pennies, five UK 5 pence and five Cuba 5¢. The Cuban coins are new varieties from a new country! That's the second time this week that I've found a coin from a new country. One such coin is worth 5¢.

2,160 nickels produced two War Times (1943P, 1944P) and four Canadians.

1,900 pennies yielded nine Wheats, eleven Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1918, 1936, 1944(2), 1945, 1948, 1952D, 1957D(2)

Found: 4 pennies (2 at Costco, 2 outside Stop & Shop), 1 dime (at Costco), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian quarter outside Stop & Shop)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Coke Rewards

Yesterday I reached a milestone as I entered my 5,000th My Coke Rewards point. I've been collecting caps and box tabs for about two years now. Each has a code on it worth at least three points. The points can then be redeemed for prizes. So far I've acquired sixteen years of magazine subscriptions and 120 coupons that are good for a free 20 ounce Coke product!

Meanwhile Meg and Henry went to a children's museum in Rhode Island with some friends. It sounded like a lot of fun, despite the crowd, when I heard about it last night. Meg even tried out Henry's new restraint system (a stuffed monkey that rides on his backs, with straps for arms and legs that hug and lock around him, the tail forms a leash). Henry had fun playing with some toy trucks and a water and ball display.

I did pretty well with last night's coin searching.

4,840 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1941, 1964D) fourteen Canadians, one Bermuda 25¢ and one Austrian 5 Schilling (1990). That's the second night in row of finding two silver quarters! The Austrian coin is a first for me. Not counting the gold coin from Austro-Hungary I've found, it is the first coin I've found from Austria.

4,100 dimes yielded ten Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢, one Swiss ½ franc and one Spanish 10 Pesetas.

1,320 nickels turned up one War Time (1943P) and eight Canadians (4 Ni). I thought there'd be more War Times in the rolls as I found a ton of pre-1960 nickels in these rolls, but it didn't happen.

7,400 pennies had quite a few Wheats in them. In all I found one hundred six Wheats, sixty-seven Canadians, two US dimes, one Netherlands Antilles 1¢ and one UK penny (1971). The Netherlands Antilles coin is a new variety for me. The Wheats were:

1914, 1925, 1929, 1940, 1941(6), 1942(5), 1942D, 1944(11), 1945(6), 1946(5), 1947, 1948(5), 1948D, 1949(3), 1950, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952(3), 1952D(6), 1953, 1953D(6), 1954D, 1955(2), 1955D, 1956(5), 1956D(7), 1957(2), 1957D(11), 1958, 1958D(3)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Yesterday it seems that Henry was inspired by watching the Boston Marathon with his mother as when I got home he was running all over the place. Just saying "running!" to him was enough to get him to smile and start running all over the house. He's much faster now that he feels more confident about bending his knees. I had to stop him after he crashed into the banister. :( The fun times continued, however, as we had a good time dancing together and being silly during supper.

After he went to bed I searched some coin. I did really well considering the amount I searched.

4,520 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1940S, 1964D), seven Canadians and one Bermuda 25¢. The two silver quarters came from two rolls from the same person. The 1940S is now the rarest circulation quarter I've found. Only 8.2 million were minted. It is quite darkened, but I don't care.

1,750 dimes yielded two silvers (1944, 1964) and three Canadians.

1,500 nickels turned up two War Times (1942P, 1943P) and five Canadians (2 Ni).

I didn't do as well with the pennies, but oh well. They had seven Wheats, nineteen Canadians, two US dimes and one Euro 10¢ (France). The Wheats were:

19??, 1935, 1939, 1941, 1947, 1955, 1958D

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Devil's Haircut

This weekend has a scary start for Meg and I. We took Henry (and me) for a haircut before dinner on Friday. It was not the easy experience I had with him at the place the last time. It was worse than the first. He was squirming the whole time and so his haircut is a bit screwed up on one side and in the back. It should grow back. Needless to say we didn't bother with dinner. After the haircut we had had it. Meg needed a run. I can't blame her!

On Saturday we did a lot of chores around the house. It felt good. In the evening my parents helped us out by watching Henry while Meg and I went out for dinner. We needed it. Today went well, but were still tired. Henry did pretty well at a party we went to. Everyone brought one kid and so everyone was also very understanding of each other. It was a good time.

Before I forget there are two funny things Henry did I wanted to mention. On Thursday he sat himself in a chair for the first time and today when I wanted to get him out of the way of the fridge door I just made a beeping sound (like a big truck would) and Henry back out!

I searched some coin on Friday and Saturday.

200 small dollars turned up my first mint set dollar in ages (last October), a 2005P. It was a big upgrade for the totally blackened one in my album.

8,001 yielded two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964) and twenty-four (2 x 1965, 2 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 7 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D). It's not my best showing, but it was good to add to the pile. I found one stamped half that got me thinking.

3,000 dimes produced seven Canadians and one UK 5 pence (1990). The seventh Canadian was the 1,000th one I've found!

2,000 nickels got me one War Time (1945P), eight Canadians (1 Ni), one US penny and one Belgian 1 franc. The silver nickel is really corroded, but it is the first one I've found in a bit. I also found a key date Jefferson, the 1955.

5,000 pennies had twenty Wheats, twenty-six Canadians, two US dimes and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1909, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1941D, 1942, 1944, 1945(4), 1946(2), 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957D

Over the past two years I've found a lot of stamped coins and plated coins. At first I just threw them back into circulation, but then I started to save the stamped coins for a friend and the plated ones as curiosities. Here's some of the ones I have one hand.

The above two pennies are stamped with a Masonic symbol. The stamps are slightly different. I've also found a penny with a similar stamp, but with the stamp located to the right.

Online I saw a picture of fifty pennies, each with a different state stamped on them. Here are two I've found, one of Maryland and another of Indiana.

I found the rose stamped penny around Valentine's Day this year.

A stamp for Thanksgiving!

Above are two pictures of the only stamped nickel I've found. The obverse has "999" stamped on it. I'm pretty sure it is not "666", but that was probably the intent.

This is the only stamped quarter I've found.

I found a couple of these from the same source.

Whoever stamped the above coin must have been quite prolific in my area at some point. I've found halves and small dollars stamped with "RB" in my region on multiple occasions at different banks!

I and other CRH'ers have found tons of coins plated and stamped like the above. Supposedly they celebrate the 20th anniversary of JFK's inauguration. Someone made a lot of money on such coins. I've even seen an ad for such coins. It's plated in gold, but the plating is quite poor and most of the copies I have lost a lot of luster.

Five years later the same company must have tried to make even more money from suckers. I haven't found as many of these.

This is the coin I found this Saturday. Its gold plating has mostly worn off. I suppose it was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy half dollar.

I've found a lot of coins that have simply been plated or spray painted silver or gold. Besides halves I've found a 1945 penny plated to look like a Steelie, a really nice silver plated nickel, a silver plated state quarter I almost mistook for a real silver state quarter, a gold plated Ike dollar and this great gold plated Susan B. Some plating jobs are really good and others are very poor. Some plating jobs are just plan stupid. I've found a chrome plated Walking Liberty and Franklin half dollar! A lot of the copies I've found even show evidence of people trying to tell if they are real by scratching the surface or taking a small chip out of the coin.

Found: 2 pennies (at Stop & Shop)

Redeemed: $9.00

Friday, April 17, 2009

Last I night I searched just a small batch of coins I acquired at a supermarket bank.

80 quarters and 100 dimes didn't produce anything.

920 nickels turned up one Buffalo (1935) and three Canadians. The Buffalo is in decent condition and I hadn't found one this month so I'm pretty happy with it.

1,800 pennies yielded nine Wheats, fourteen Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1917, 1919, 1923, 1929, 1948, 1949, 1953D, 1955, 1956D

E-Bay ... Last week I found a used Red Sox ticket on our street while Meg, Henry and I were on a walk. I put it on E-Bay because a friend, Chris, has told me they can sometimes still have value (this one was for Opening Day). I made $1.75 off of it! Last week I sold a calculator Meg had put in the trash and made about $17.

(James, the finds below were mostly found in a Coin Star reject bin.)

Found: 3 pennies (2 at Stop & Shop, 1 at work), 3 nickels (at Stop & Shop), 3 dimes (at Stop & Shop)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yesterday at the bank I rounded up nineteen half dollars. When the teller gave them to me she said, "this one's different. Do you still want it?" I got excited, but alas it was just another Bermuda 50¢. That was the only thing of interest in the bunch.

I also searched 10,000 pennies. These yielded ninety-one Wheats, seventy-three Canadians, fourteen US dimes and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1919, 1924, 1927, 1929S, 1937, 1940(2), 1941(2), 1942, 1943, 1944(10), 1944D(3), 1945(7), 1946(9), 1946S, 1948(5), 1949(2), 1950, 1950S, 1951(2), 1951D(2), 1952(3), 1952D, 1953, 1953D(2), 1954D, 1955(4), 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D(3), 1957(3), 1957D(8), 1958(3), 1958D(4)

That's the eighth Steelie I've found this year! I've found so many of them recently it seemed normal to come across another. I've been spoiled! The 1929S got me thinking too. During the past two years of CRH'ing I've found seven of them. It's strange how one can come across certain varieties much more frequently than their mintages and ages suggest. As a contrast I've come across only one 1939S. That one has a similar mintage (roughly 50 million) and is ten years younger, too! Reminds me a lot of the tons of 1957D silver quarters I was finding. Luckily, I haven't found another of them in some time and have instead found other varieties I need. Here's hoping for the 1928D, 1930D or the 1936D. They're the next most likely ones for me to find, by mintage anyway.

Found: 1 penny (on a pay phone stand)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I got two more pictures from Easter. Meg looks beautiful in this picture!

Last night I searched a big batch of coins. The results were so-so.

4,040 quarters turned up ten Canadians and two US nickels.

6,500 dimes yielded five silver Rosies (1954, 1960, 1962D, 1964, 1964D), eleven Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢ and three US pennies.

4,800 nickels produced eight Canadians (5 Ni), three US dimes, one Mexican 1 Peso and one Nicaragua 50 Centavos. That's the first coin from Nicaragua I've found in a roll. It is worth 2.8¢. I wish the batch had at least one Buffalo or War Time in it, but oh well.

Found: 4 pennies (at Costco), 1 quarter (on a walk near our house)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Here's a picture from Easter. There's more to come.

Last night I searched 200 quarters, 200 dimes and 80 nickels. I didn't find anything in them.

To supplement these few rolls I searched four boxes of pennies, 10,000 coins. In them I found fifty-five Wheats and eighty-four Canadians. The Wheats were:

1920, 1924S, 1936(2), 1937(2), 1940, 1941D, 1942(2), 1944(5), 1945(2), 1945S, 1946(6), 1947, 1948(3), 1949, 195??, 1950, 1951, 1951D, 1952(2), 1952D, 1953(2), 1953D(2), 1954, 1955D, 1956(6), 1957, 1957D(4), 1958(2)

The 1924S is only the second one I've found. Only 11 million were minted. This is one is a good upgrade to the one I had in my album.

Found: 2 pennies (1 at White Hen Pantry, 1 at McDonald's), 1 foreign coin (a Canadian dime at Stop & Shop)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lucky Easter

Today was the second Easter we spent with Henry. It was a good one. Henry held up so well considering how little sleep he got and how much visiting he had to do. He danced and charmed many people. I had good luck today too. I won $10 on a scratch ticket Meg's grandfather gave me. Yesterday Meg and I even got to go on two outings alone together. We went to the movies and out for dinner. The dinner was terrible, but it was great to be out together.

(I'll have to post some Easter pictures at a later point. Both sets of batteries I brought for the camera were dead. Henry's Uncle Tim took some good pictures.)

I searched some coin before I left. 4,000 halves turned up nine 40% silver halves (4 x 1967, 2 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D), one proof half (1973S) and one mint set half (2003D). This week's dose of halves wasn't the best, but at least it wasn't the worst!

Found: 14 pennies (2 at work), 4 dimes and 2 quarters (1 at White Hen Pantry)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Last night I was a home a little early. Meg, Henry and I went on a nice walk. I think Henry's beginning to say "truck" a little better. You can just about make out "uck" sometimes when he says it. It sure is fun watching his language skills develop.

I picked up my weekly dose of halves a bit early. I don't think I should have rushed. :( 4,280 halves produced nine 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 2 x 1967, 2 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D) and one mint set half (2006D).

640 quarters and 350 dimes turned up just one Canadian quarter.

240 nickels yielded a Czech Republic 2 Koron. That's only the second one I've found.

5,000 pennies had sixteen Wheats, thirty-five Canadians, two US dimes and one Dominican Republic 1 Centavo. That's a new foreign variety for me. It's worth .03¢! The Wheats were:

1917, 1935, 1945(2), 1946, 1948(2), 1949, 1950, 1951, 1951D(2), 1957, 1957D(2)

Found: 3 pennies (2 at Costco, 1 on our walk)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Last night while Meg was cooking supper Henry and I had a good time dancing togther. Besides dancing on his own whenever music is playing Henry enjoys dancing with Meg and I. He especially likes spins. When we're not dancing fast enough he lets us know by slapping us lightly. Here's some video of him grooving.

I searched my usual big Tuesday lot of coin. 6,440 quarters turned up three silver Washingtons (1945, 1957 1962D), eleven Canadians, one United Arab Emirates 1 Dirham, one Bermuda 25¢, two US nickels and two US dimes. That's two weeks in row that I've found two new quarter varieties!

2,300 dimes yielded just six Canadians.

680 nickels produced one War Time (1943P) and one Canadian.

2,600 pennies had quite a few Wheats in them (not too many mint marked ones, however). The haul was composed of sixty-four Wheats, twenty-seven Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1935(2), 1940(3), 1941(3), 1942(3), 1943, 1944(4), 1945(3), 1946(6), 1947, 1948(4), 1949S, 1951D(4), 1952(2), 1952D, 1953(4), 1953D, 1955(4), 1956(2), 1956D(2), 1957(2), 1957D(5), 1958D(3)

Found: 1 penny (at Burger King)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Henry took a little step last night in the tub. He used his net successfully to scoop up his floating fish toys! He did it multiple times so I'm sure it wasn't an accident. Previous to last night his fine motor skills weren't good enough to accomplish this little task. He's also added a new word to his vocabulary lately, "shoes", or as he says it, "shizz." And last night he said another new word Meg and I couldn't quite figure out. It sounded like it started with an "N" and he said it multiple times while pointing at my beer.

Last night while watching "Dancing with the Stars" I searched some coin.

2,400 quarter produced five Canadians, one Bermuda 25¢ and one French franc. One of the Canadians was a 1943 80% silver! That's now the oldest Canadian quarter I've found in a roll.

350 dimes turned up three Canadians.

320 nickels yielded two Canadians (1 Ni) and one German 50 Pfennig (1982).

1,400 pennies had six Wheats and thirteen Canadians. The Wheats were:

19??, 1934, 1948, 1955D, 1957D(2)

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Bank of America, 2 at Stop & Shop), 1 dime (at the convenience store)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Picking Up Sticks

Saturday and Sunday were unfortunately mostly consumed with cleaning up the yard from December's ice storm. It's hard to believe, but the mounds of branches and tree limbs was still on our front yard when the weekend began. Meg and I didn't want to wait any longer for the town to come with the heavy equipment so we decided to break it down as much as possible for one of the semi-regular town yard waste pickups. It was a lot of work! In the end we had filled forty-one bags of twigs and branches, made 30+ bundles of sticks and one huge mound of stuff that was even larger. The yard now looks much better and the grass will definitely grow better without that stuff on top of it!

On Saturday we got to go to a kid's birthday party and on Sunday we had a nice Indian dinner at my sister's house.

On Friday and Saturday I searched some coin.

10 small dollars didn't produce anything.

8,066 halves turned up sixteen 90% silver halves (2 x 1943D, 2 x 1943S, 1944S, 1945, 1952D, 2 x 1963, 2 x 1963D, 4 x 1964, 1964D), thirty-two 40% halves (4 x 1966, 14 x 1967, 10 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D), four proof halves (1978S, 1995S, 1996S, 1997S) and nine mint set halves (2002P, 2 x 2005P, 2006P, 2 x 2007P, 2 x 2007D, 2008D). The 1996S one of the rarer proof halves, just 1,695,244 were minted. It was a good feeling to plug two holes in my Walking Liberties album as well. These three halves put me at five new US varieties in one week. I haven't found that many new ones since my California trip.

640 quarters produced just one Bermuda 25¢.

1,100 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1946) and three Canadians.

820 nickels produced five Canadians (2 Ni), five US pennies and one US dime.

50 pennies had nothing.

Found: 5 pennies (2 outside Hannaford's, 1 outside Office Max, 1 outside Target, 1 at Papa Gino's), 1 dime (at Papa Gino's)

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Allergist

Today I took off from work so I could go with Meg and Henry to the allergist. Henry had a test a few weeks back that showed he had an allergy to peanuts, eggs and soy. The appointment was pretty quick and the doctor was thorough. We learned that his soy allergy barely registered on the test. We'll have to watch the eggs for now, although products with eggs should be OK. The peanuts we'll need to keep a eye on for some time. Henry will have to stay away from all nut products for the foreseeable future. There's a chance he'll outgrow these allergies, especially the egg allergy. Henry behaved really well at the doctors.

I picked up coin yesterday from two banks. Both had no hand rolled quarters.

3,300 dimes turned up one silver Rosie (1962D), six Canadians and four Cayman Islands 1¢.

2,120 nickels yielded one War Time (1943S), four Canadians and one US penny. That War Time nickel breaks me out of my skunk streak for those!

6,500 pennies produced thirty-one Wheats, forty-nine Canadians, 1 UK new penny (2004) and three US dimes. The Wheats were:

1919S, 1935, 1939, 1944, 1945(2), 1947, 1948, 1949(3), 1950, 1951, 1951D, 1952D, 1953(2), 1955, 1956D(4), 1957D, 1958, 1958D(3)

My best find from yesterday was under the coin counting machine. When I was checking the machine out I noticed there were a whole bunch of ripped coin wrappers on top of it. Low and behold under the machine was a full roll of dimes! It must have rolled there and gone unnoticed. An easy $5!

Found: 7 pennies (1 at Burger King, 2 at CVS, 1 at AutoZone, 3 at Stop & Shop), 50 dimes (all at Stop & Shop)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Third Helping

Last night Meg went to her second Indian cooking class. Henry and I held down the fort. We enjoyed a nice little walk and some bath time. It's much more quiet when Meg's not around. Henry and I played a bit, but Meg can usually get him more excited then I can. I'll have to try harder tonight.

I searched some coin.

58 half dollars didn't produce anything.

2,080 quarters turned up four Canadians, one French franc and one US dime.

2,200 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1963, 1963D) and five Canadians. Those two Canadians got me to the 500 silver dimes mark!

1,800 nickels produced four Canadians (1 Ni), one Morocco ½ Dirham (worth 6¢) and one Jamaica $5 coin (worth 5¢). My War Time nickel skunk streak continued. :( That's the second Morocco ½ Dirham I've found. This one is a new variety for me. The Jamaica coin is the first one I've found from that country in a roll.

Lastly I searched 3,500 pennies. In them were a few rolls from the same person that produced some great Wheats twice before. A third helping! I did really well. In total I found ninety-eight Wheats (6 Steelies), nineteen Canadians and one Euro 10¢ (Spain). The Wheats were:

1916, 1917(2), 1918(4), 1919(2), 1920(4), 1921, 1923(4), 1924, 1926(4), 1927(3), 1928, 1929, 1930(2), 1930S, 1934(2), 1935, 1936, 1937(2), 1939(2), 1940(5), 1942(2), 1942D, 1943(6), 1944(3), 1944D, 1945, 1945D, 1945S(2), 1946, 1946S, 1947S, 1948(2), 1949S, 1950S(5), 1951D(3), 1952D(3), 1953S, 1954, 1955, 1955D, 1956, 1956D(2), 1957(3), 1957D(10)

I didn't find any new ones, but the 1930S is only the second example of that variety I've found. The last one I found was on July 23, 2007, almost two years ago! This one is in far better condition. One of the Canadians was a 1932 George V penny.

Found: 1 foreign coin (a Canadian penny at DCU)