Friday, June 5, 2009

The new words just keep coming from Henry. Last night I heard him say "tree." It sounded more like "tah," but he kept saying it when pointing to trees (and flowers) in his books last night. If only he could tell us what he wanted more or how he's feeling.

I had pretty good luck with the coins I searched.

2 half dollars turned up one 40% silver half (1965).

2,200 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1954, 1954D), two Canadians and a silver plated state quarter. The silver plated quarter fooled me for a second as it is pretty good. The two real silver quarters came out of the same box. That's only the second time I've found two in a box, I think. I've had really good luck with quarters lately.

1,800 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1956), three Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢. One of the Canadians was 50% silver, 1968.

2,840 nickels pushed me over the 500,000 mark! In them were two War Times (2 x 1943P), five Canadians (1 Ni), two Bermuda 5¢, one US penny and a Costa Rica 5 Colones. The Costa Rica coin is a first for me from that country. Now I only need two more countries from Central America, El Salvador and Belize. (El Salvador might be tough as they stopped using their own coins in 2002.) It's worth .01¢.

1,250 pennies turned up six Wheats, seven Canadians and two US dimes. The Wheats were:

1940, 1944, 1947, 1952D, 1953D, 1956D

Found: 1 penny (smooshed with an image of a sky lift from Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta, Georgia on it, at Stop & Shop)