Thursday, June 11, 2009


Recently Meg and I have witnessed a lot of progress from Henry.

Most evenings when Meg tells me about a play date of theirs there is a story about Henry mimicing the behavior of another kid. Last night she told me Henry started saying "nah" in Target because he heard another kid do it. She wasn't sure, but she thinks a third kid might have started up after Henry. He also copies a lot of things we do around the house. A few nights ago after seeing me pick up his crumbs and put them on plate, he bent down to the floor to join me and started pretending to pick up food and put it on the plate.

We've also noticed that Henry has started to say many new words. In the past few days he's made seperate sounds for hole, broom, stripe, turtle and gears. It's tough to call them words exactly because they don't sound much like the actual word, but he definitely repeats them for the same object. For broom, for example, Henry says "siss." Meg and I are guessing the derivation is "sweep."

I searched a whole lot of coin last night and this morning.

101 small dollars produced one Canadian dollar (1996).

5,660 quarters turned up four Canadians, one East Carribean States 25¢, two US nickels and one US penny. That breaks my streak of finding silver quarters.

5,000 dimes yielded two silver dimes (1941, 1961), tweleve Canadians and one US penny. After searching one roll of dimes I noticed someone wrote "50 silvers" on it. There wasn't any silver in the roll. Perhaps someone wrote it as a joke to get me going? If I were a teller I think I'd do that once in while to someone like me.

2,600 nickels had two War Times (2 x 1943P), three Canadians (1 Ni), one Bermuda 5¢, one US penny, one US dime and an Irish 6 Pence (1960). The Irish coin is a first for me and is one of the older foreign coins I've found. It's also my first Irish pre-decimal coin. In addition I found a 1951S key date Jefferson.

5,000 pennies were pretty good to me. In them I found forty-one Wheats, thirty-seven Canadians, two US dimes, one Euro 2¢ (France, 1999) and one Panama 1¢. I had one roll that had many Wheats in it. Sure wish I got more like that. The Wheats included a steelie (1943) and a 1916S clipped planchet coin. That's only the second 1916S penny I've found. I found the last one about two years ago. The breakdown was:

1916S, 1918(3), 1919(4), 1920(3), 1930, 1934, 1940, 1942S, 1943, 1944, 1944D, 1945(2), 1946(2), 1948(3), 1950, 1951D, 1952, 1952D(2), 1953, 1955(4), 1956(3), 1956D(3), 1957D, 1958(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 1 penny (outside work), 1 dime (at work)


James (UK) said...

Nice one on the Irish... I've found a few of those myself. So good to hear of Henry's progress, and I've been enjoying the snaps you've been taking too. ;-)

kestrelia said...
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kestrelia said...


I like the pre-decimal coins alot myself. Wonder at what rate I'd find them in circulation in Ireland or UK if I were searching there.