Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back to Normal?

This past weekend Henry had a minor ear infection. He was a bit cranky and didn't sleep that well. Now we keep hoping he's "back to normal." It's tough to know what that means these days, but good naps, a sleep through the night and good, long periods of playfulness seem to be his normal. Yesterday he was cranky during the day and didn't sleep well, but in the evening we had a lot of fun with him. I especially liked it when he had a fun time pushing Meg and I around. He likes to think he can push on us and move us where he wants to go, like across the kitchen. It really makes him laugh hard.

Last coins were so-so.

I searched 7,600 quarters. In them was one silver Washington (1942S), twenty-two Canadians, five US nickels, one US dime and a gold plated 2003D Arkansas quarter. I've had good luck with quarters recently. So far, this year, I've found eleven new varieties. That's the most Canadian quarters I've come across in one sitting.

4,500 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1962D, 1964D), twenty-one Canadians, one US penny and a Mexican 5 Centavos (1973). The Mexican coin is a new variety for me.

920 nickels produced five Canadians (3 Ni), one Bahamas 1¢, four US pennies and what I think may be an error nickel. The nickel looks a bit like an error dime I found a while back. I'm keeping it until I can take some photographs of it and ask for opinions of it.

5,200 pennies had twenty-two Wheats, thirty-eight Canadians, four US dimes, one Bahamas 1¢, one East Caribbean States 10¢ and one Euro 1¢ (Germany). The Wheats were:

1927, 1928, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946(2), 1946S, 1951, 1953D, 1957(2), 1957D(5), 1958D

Found: 1 quarter (at Costco)


Alan said...

so i stumbled upon your blog because i was looking for more information about searching through rolls.

how do you get so many coins? i've run into problems with banks wanting to charge fees. what do you do to get so much coinage?

all your coin finds are great!

kestrelia said...

Thanks! My best advice is to keep asking and to start relatively small. It'll take a little while to build a good relationship with a teller.

Alan said...

some banks want a business account, i got a good amount last time 4 boxes of pennies. most of the banks say they don't have them and i need to order them.

do you get all your coins at the same bank?

kestrelia said...

I generally go to 4-6 banks a week for picking up coins and 2-3 banks for dumping coins.