Friday, May 8, 2009

Last night's coins were OK.

255 small dollars turned up one new variety for me, the 2009P Sacagawea. I'm not sure if this variety was issued for circulation. I know the 2009D was. I've found plenty of those.

2,160 quarters yielded just five Canadians and a Bermuda 25¢.

3,300 dimes produced three silver Rosies (1953D, 2 x 1964), four Canadians and a UK 5 pence (2004).

I did well with the nickels. In 920 of them I found two Buffaloes (1919, 1935), one War Time (1944P), three Canadians, a US penny and a US quarter. The Buffaloes both have readable dates. The 1919 is in pretty good condition, especially for its age, but on the obverse is some pink paint. I might try and see if I can get that off somehow. I at first thought the quarter was a mint error as it is the size of a nickel, but now I'm not so sure. The thickness of the coin is similar to a quarter, so I think someone just chopped it down to nickel size for some reason. I also found a key date Jefferson, the 1955.

2,300 pennies rounded up just seven Wheats, nineteen Canadians, seven US dimes and a UK penny (1998). The Wheats were:

1934, 1944, 1945(2), 1946, 1957D, 1958, 1958D


coin update said...

On the 2009-P Sacagawea. Yes, these are being issued for circulation.

For 2009, they started using a new reverse design that will be changed each year, and started calling the coins Native American Dollars.

The US Mint is actually required to have 20% of all dollar coin production in the form of the Native American Dollars, so there will be lots of them.