Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My, My

Last night I was without the family. Meg took Henry to her parents. It sure is an odd feeling not having them around, especially when it gets dark and I can move downstairs and upstairs without worrying about waking him up. It's not as much fun to hang out watching TV and searching my coins without Meg to talk to as well. I've saved our favorite Monday show for us to watch later. :)

My good luck with the coins continued last night. I'm on a roll! Funny how that happens.

I searched 660 half dollars last night. A bank I went to had a partial box of machine wrapped halves, so I took a chance on them and picked them up. Now I'm wishing I scored the rest of the box! The rolls I got had four 90% silver halves (1964, 2002S-Ag, 2004S-Ag, 2005S-Ag), seven 40% silver halves and four proof halves (1982S, 2002S-Ag, 2004S-Ag, 2005S-Ag). Two of those silver proofs and two of the 40's were in one roll! Before this I'd never found more than one of those in one sitting. The 05S is a great upgrade to the one I have as well.

One of the halves made my top 10 chart!

1925 Lexington-Concord Half Dollar
1989D Bicentennial of the Congress Half Dollar
1921 Half Dollar
1993P 50th Anniversary of World War II
1995S Civil War Battlefields (2)
1992S Columbus Half Dollar
1994P World Cup Half Dollar (2)
1999S-Ag Half Dollar
2002S-Ag Half Dollar
2002S-Ag Indiana Quarter

13,400 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1947), four Canadians, one UK 10 pence (1997), one Bermuda 25¢ and one proof quarter (1974S). That turnout's a bit light considering that volume, but finding another proof quarter was great.

1,150 dimes yielded just one Canadian and one Spanish 5 pesetas(1997). The Spanish coin is a new variety for me.

480 nickels produced two Canadians, one Bermuda 5¢ and a key date Jefferson, the 1951S.

2,500 pennies had fifteen Wheats, twenty-three Canadians, two US dimes and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1935, 1940, 1944(2), 1944S, 1945(3), 1946, 1950S, 1952, 1953, 1955D, 1956D, 1957D

Found: 1 dime (outside Walgreens)