Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day!

This weekend was my second Father's Day weekend. Technically Father's Day is only on Sunday, but it felt like a holiday on both days for me. On Saturday Henry had and I had a fun time at several stores while Meg prepared food for a Father's Day get-together. We had a great slow cooked meal that afternoon. On Sunday we had another celebratory meal. We got a pair of lobsters from the store and served them up with some corn on the cob. Henry enjoyed playing with his corn on the cob, but didn't try any of the lobster meat. I also got a cool gizmo I'll be writing about more in the near future.

The bad news was the rain and the coins. We've been having days and days of rain for weeks. It's a bummer because on the weekend we can't do what we want to (some yard stuff and more outdoor activities with each other) and on the weekdays Meg's choices for entertainment are very limited. We think Henry is getting tired of it too. I hope it ends this weekend!

My coin seaching stunk.

Four small dollars and two rolls of quarters (80 coins) "produced" fourteen US nickels. One roll of quarters had fourteen purposely placed nickels in it. Thanks! That's the most blatant cheating I've ever been a victim of. That's not too bad considering the volume of rolls I've seen, I just didn't feel like being shorted $2.80 just before Father's Day.

8,000 halves turned up just nine mint set halves (2002P, 2003D, 3 x 2004P, 2005D, 2 x 2006P, 2009D). The new mint set half saved the experience, slightly.

On Friday I took the time to put together an album to hold all of the UK coins I've found. I have a pretty decent year-by-year and type (decimal) collection now, mostly from US circulation. I've come across a look of pennies, 5 pence coins and 10 pence coins. Rarely I come across 2 pence coins, 20 pence coins and 50 pence coins.

Found: 1 penny (at work), 1 dime (at the Getty), 1 quarter (at DSW)


James (UK) said...

I suppose logically that last point makes sense, as those coins are least like your own US coins, meaning they can't "slip" in unnoticed.

Well, at least that's my theory! ;-)