Monday, June 1, 2009


This weekend I didn't do too well with the coins and I failed to finish a book I'm reading, but I had a great weekend otherwise.

Meg and I did some good work this weekend during Henry's nap times. We got a lot done in a 5-6 hours. During that time we planted two bushes, started our rock garden and finished the backyard edging. Soon I think we'll tackle replacing the front lamp post.

We also managed to get in some good walks, some shopping at three nurseries, a dinner with my parents and two movies (on DVD, at home, of course). I had a fun time going out shopping yesterday with Henry too. I got him a small helicopter, a playground ball that's just his size and two pairs of shorts.

The coins searching results are:

10 small dollars didn't turn up anything.

My half dollars didn't start out too well. One box was missing two rolls, $20. Ugh. 8,000 halves produced two 90% silver halves (1960, 1964), five 40% silver halves (1967, 1968D, 3 x 1969D), three proofs (2 x 1976S, 1986S), thirteen mint set halves (4 x 2002P, 2 x 2002D, 2 x 2003P, 2003D, 2 x 2004P, 2 x 2005P) and one commerative half dollar (1994P World Cup). With that 1960 half dollar I now need only four more Franklin halves to complete my album! That's also the third World Cup commemorative half I've found in four weeks. They must all be related some how as that half is quite rare.

200 dimes and 480 nickels yielded just one Canadian nickel.

3,200 pennies turned had twenty Wheats, twenty-six Canadians and two US dimes. The Wheats were:

1917, 1928, 1939, 1940(2), 1944(2), 1944D, 1946, 1948(2), 1950, 1952D, 1953, 1956(2), 1956D(2), 1957D, 1958

Found: 2 pennies (1 in our yard, 1 at Klem's), 1 dime (at Dunkin' Donuts)