Saturday, June 27, 2009

Red Seal Five

This weekend started well for me. At a regular bank of mine a teller gave me a red seal five dollar bill. She had gotten it from a customer sometime back and remembered she still had it. I got it for face value. It's a bit beat up, it's ripped slightly and it came with a staple in it, but it made my day. It's the first older five dollar bill in my collection.

Another reason to be cheerful is the weather. It's finally sunny! I can't remember the last sunny weekend day. So far Meg, Henry and I have gone to the park (he said "swing" and pointed the whole ride there, all 10 minutes), clipped bushes and redeemed a whole lot of cans. In a minute Henry and I am going shopping. I've got more bushes to trim tomorrow, the lawn to mow and hopefully Meg and I will work on Henry's sand box.

The coin I searched last night and this morning was better than last week, although that's not saying much as last weekend was a totally bust.

22 small dollars didn't have anything.

8,000 half dollars had two 90% silver halves (1942, 1964), nine 40% silver halves (1965, 4 x 1967, 3 x 1968D and 1969D) and two mint set halves (2002P, 2006D).

350 dimes produced one silver Rosie (1959D) and one UK 5 pence.

2,600 pennies yielded seventeen Wheats, twelve Canadians and three dimes. In the mix I found another 2009 Log Cabin penny. Perhaps I'll start finding a lot of these now. The Wheats were:

1941, 1945(2), 1945D, 1946(2), 1948, 1948D, 1952D, 1955, 1956D, 1957, 1957D(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Shaw's, 1 on the street)

Redeemed: $25.40