Friday, July 31, 2009


Last night Meg and I took a break from TV watching and played Scrabble. It was a good idea of Meg's and we're definitely going to have to do it more. With Henry vegging out in from of the TV is sometimes the only thing we feel like doing. He can really tire us out. Hopefully we set aside a day or two every week to do something similar.

I searched a small amount of coin, mainly this morning.

2,000 dimes produced three Canadians and one UK 5 pence.

1,520 nickels yielded two Canadians (1 Ni) and one Thai 1 Baht.

3,400 pennies turned up twenty-one Wheats, thirty Canadians and one US dime. With these pennies I passed the 1.5 million mark! The Wheats were:

1928, 1934, 194?, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1947(2), 1949, 1950, 1952D, 1953D, 1955(2), 1956D(2), 1957, 1957D, 1958D(2)

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Stop & Shop, 2 at work), 1 nickel (at Stop & Shop)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last night I searched a small amount of coin.

1,560 quarters turned up two Canadians.

1,600 dimes produced one Canadian and one Bermuda 10¢.

760 nickels yielded one War Time (1944P) and one Canadian.

And 3,700 pennies had nineteen Wheats, fourteen Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1919, 1928, 1939, 1940(2), 1942, 1944(2), 1945, 1946, 1947D, 1948, 1950, 1953D, 1955, 1956(2), 1957, 1958D

A teller saved me a Wheat too, a 1955D.

Found: 1 penny (at Wal-Mart)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lean On Monkey - Tub of Wheats

The last two days have been good ones for Meg, Henry and I. On Monday we took him to the aquarium. We went there to meet up with my best man, his wife and their new baby girl. The bad news was the place was very crowded, hot and extremely expensive. The good news, which is what I'm choosing to remember, was Henry had a blast (at least for a good part of it). I've never seen him so excited. He was clapping, singing and doing his "more, more, please" sign like crazy. I especially enjoyed showing him the starfish. Last night we had more fun times watching Henry play dance with his monkey stuff animal. The song on the radio was "Lean On Me" and during it Henry held monkey with two outstretched arms and danced around with him. He also gave Monkey some good hugs. It was touching. Our camera was out of batteries so we didn't get a photo or video of it. Perhaps he'll do it again soon.

Henry has also displayed some greatly improved mobility lately. He can now take a couple of steps down or up (like a big boy) and crawl up on the dining room chairs (not so pleased with this development). I think he looks a lot like his Uncle Brian in this picture.

Last nights coins were so-so, except for the pennies (see below).

4,720 quarters turned up just five Canadians.

3,700 dimes produced one silver Rosie (1964D), three Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢.

2,480 nickels yielded one War Time (1943P) and eight (2 Ni) Canadians.

I was really excited to search the pennies I got because as I was buying them the teller pointed out to me that several rolls were marked with different dates. That's definitely a good sign! In all there were nineteen rolls with dates (1934, 2 x 1936, 2 x 1938, 3 x 1939, 2 x 1940, 1942, 2 x 1944, 3 x 1945, 1951, 2 x 1957, 1957D). I was assured that I got all the rolls the lady had brought in and told that she found them in her mother's house. 5,200 pennies had 974 Wheats, twenty-two Canadians, one US dime and one Bahamas 1¢. That's by far the most Wheats I've found at one time. It represents about a third of the Wheats I've found this year and definitely skewed my yearly find rate and my all-time find rate. Now I'm wondering, are there any more rolls that she'll bring in? The Wheats were:

1934(50), 1936(100), 1938(50), 1939(150), 1940(100), 1941(2), 1942(50), 1944(104), 1945(153), 1948(2), 1949, 1951(52), 1952D, 1953D, 1956, 1957(101), 1957D(52), 1958D(4)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Buzz Cut

This weekend has gone pretty well for us. On Friday Meg's sister and brother-in-law watched Henry. This allowed us to go out to dinner and get some dessert. A two location date-night! That hasn't happened in a while. Henry was behaved well at home ... or so we were told. ;) On Saturday I went blueberry picking with my brother-in-law and father. We went to our secret spot on public lands for all-you-can-pick. While we picked Henry was watched by my mother, with his two cousins. Meg and her sister enjoyed some nice times by themselves. In the afternoon I took Henry for haircut. It was a very trying experience. He looks great with his short, summer cut, but it was some rough going. At one point two people had to hold him down while a third trimmed around his ears. After the trauma we went to Target to get some cars.

I did pretty well with my halves this weekend. 8,008 half dollars produced thirteen 90% silver halves (1940, 1943, 1946, 1949, 1951S, 1958D, 1962D, 5 x 1964, 1964D), twenty-one 40% silver halves (3 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 8 x 1968D, 1969D), four proofs (1971S, 1980S, 1985S, 1998S) and three mint set halves (1987D, 2002D, 2003D). The variety was fun to find!

Found: 4 pennies (1 at Target, 3 at White Hen Pantry)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Last night's coin results were OK.

4,000 nickels turned up two War Times (1943P, 1943S), four Canadians and one Bermuda 5¢.

7,050 pennies yielded thirty-two Wheats, twenty-five Canadians and three US dimes. The Wheats were:

19??, 1924, 194?, 1940, 1941(3), 1944(2), 1945(2), 1949, 1951, 1951D, 1952D, 1953D(3), 1955D, 1956, 1956D(7), 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958D

Found: 3 pennies (at Costco)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good Bath

Last night Meg and I gave Henry his best bath in ages. Yeah! Perhaps this fear of the tub is really on it's way out. I sure hope so. Now if only we could get him to be more agreeable in the evenings. He can really throw a strong fit when something doesn't go his way, lots of twisting, head throwing and crying, of course. Last night even a little TV didn't calm him down. Hope tonight (and all of today for Meg) goes a bit better.

I searched a big batch of pennies and did well. 12,950 pennies had seventy Wheats, ninety Canadians, three US dimes and one Bahamas 1¢. In the batch I found a new Wheat, the 1923S! It's the third rarest Wheat I've come across as only 8.7 million were minted. That one got me fist pumping! The Bahamas cent is a new variety for me as it is a bit older than the usual ones I find and is made of brass. The Wheats were:

1919D, 1920, 1923S, 1927, 1928, 1939(2), 1940, 1941, 1942(2), 1944(6), 1944D(2), 1945S, 1945(4), 1946(2), 1946D, 1947, 1948(2), 1949(3), 1950, 1951(3), 1951D, 1952(2), 1952D(3), 1953, 1953D(4), 1954D, 1955D, 1956(5), 1956D(7), 1957D(2), 1958, 1958D(3)

Found: 1 penny (at Sunoco), 1 dime (at Stop & Shop)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dah Plane!

Last night I came home with a small gift for Henry. I got him a small, beginner Playmobil plane during my lunchtime. He seemed to like it a lot since it has a propeller and a set of wheels. He even put the little pilot back in the seat at times.

My coins results were OK.

25 small dollars had nothing.

7,840 quarters produced one shiny Washington (1964), ten Canadians, one Philippine 1 Piso and four US nickels.

1,100 dimes turned up one silver Rosie (1959).

960 nickels had three Canadians and one key date Jefferson, the 1955.

3,500 pennies yielded twenty-six Wheats and seven Canadians. The Wheats were:

1937, 1940, 1946(3), 1950, 1950S, 1952D, 1955D(2), 1956, 1956D(4), 1957(5), 1957D(4), 1958, 1958D

Yesterday I also finished a book I was reading, Aurel Stein: Pioneer of the Silk Road, by Annabel Walker. I first started reading another book about Aurel Stein, Sir Aurel Stein: Archaeological Explorer, by Jeannette Mirsky, but I couldn't stand the author's writing style so I switched books. I'm glad I did. Walker's book is really well written. It's just the sort of biography I like to read, lots of quotes from old letters, etc. (What will biographers write about in the future now that there are no easily preserved, written letters?) Aurel Stein was born in Budapest in 1862. Although of Jewish descent he was baptised. A favorite uncle and watchful brother led him into academia. Instead of becoming a professor in Europe he sought a position in India. He switched positions in India quite frequently, but remained based there for the rest of his life and fully adopted British Colonialism. He even became a British citizen.

Despite his official duties, Stein spent most of his life preparing for, participating in and writing about his trips. His adventures led him to Western China, Iran and Afghanistan. He is most famous (and infamous) for his exploration of the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas. There he controversially bribed a local caretaker to let him take many ancient manuscripts. Stein continued exploring until his death in 1943 at the age of eighty.

Found: 1 penny (at CVS), 1 dime (at CVS)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Better Bathtime

Last night Meg and I pulled out all the stops and finally got Henry to settle down in the tub. For the past few bathtimes he's been absolutely terrified of the tub. We sang to him, made bubbles, put Meg in the tub with him and somehow it worked. Let's hope the next bath is even better. It's a lot of effort right now and it'd be much better if it only took one of us.

I did OK with my coins last night. Nothing too exciting, but every denomination, except halves, produced something decent.

Three halves didn't produce anything.

8,720 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1961), two Canadians, one Cayman Islands 25¢, one Bermuda 25¢ and one South Korean 100 Won.

1,000 dimes yieled one silver Rosie (1964D).

800 nickels had one War Time (1944P) and one Canadian.

2,450 pennies rounded up thirty-nine Wheats, twenty-four Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1929S, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940(2), 1941(2), 1942(4), 1944(2), 1944D, 1945(2), 1946(9), 1951(2), 1951D, 1955D, 1956D(2), 1957D, 1958D(3)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Long Weekend

This weekend was a long, four day weekend for me. I took off two days, Thursday and Friday, so that going to my brother-in-law's wedding would be easier. It was a good weekend for us.

Things started out really well one Thursday. Meg and I took Henry clothes shopping. Mr. Cheap got three pairs of shorts, two pajama sets and three shirts at Gymboree for $1 ($101, minus 20% because of a coupon and minus $80 because of two gift cards). That store's expensive, but they do have some nice, cute clothing. Things were going so well at the mall that we had a rare lunch out together at Bertucci's. That evening Henry spent some time with his Nana and Grandpa while Meg and I went to the rehearsal dinner.

On Friday we prepped for the wedding. Before the wedding Meg and I stopped at a farm to check out a windmill. Some animals were also there. Here's shots. (This morning when I showed Henry these pictures he labeled the goats as "sheept.")

The wedding went really well. The rain held off until later (which was actually pretty cooling) and everything went smoothly. We heard some great speaches and all were touched by emotions shown by the new couple. We're very happy for the two of them and are looking forward to stories from their honeymoon. Henry held up very well and stayed up pretty late for him (9pm). He had a lot of fun dancing in his pajamas with all of the guests. Here's a picture of him checking out golf cart with his Nonnie and a shot of Bri and Heather.

Here's Henry in his new pajamas with his very cool sunglasses waiting for Mommy to finish her shower.

I searched a lot of coin during the first half of weekend. The results were OK. I expected things to be a better considering the volume, but oh well, that's it goes.

I was most happy with the dollars I searched. I rounded up 528 small dollars from two sources. In them was one proof dollar (2003S), one mint set dollar (2004P), one Canadian $1, one East Carribean States $1, and one Bermuda $1. That's the best batch of dollars I've searched in some time, two new foreign types and the first new proof dollar since August of last year.

8,101 half dollars produced two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964), twelve 40% silver halves (1966, 2 x 1967, 7 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D), five proof halves (1981S, 1989S, 1990S, 1994S, 2008S) and thirty mint set halves (2 x 2002P, 2 x 2002D, 2003D, 2 x 2004P, 4 x 2004D, 2 x 2005P, 3 x 2005D, 2 x 2006P, 2 x 2006D, 3 x 2007P, 3 x 2007D, 2008P, 2 x 2008D). The new proof that was in the batch leaves me with just three more clad proof halves to find (1974S, 1984S, 2009S)! I was also surprised to get every mint set half from 2002-2008, except the 2003P.

4,280 quarters yielded eleven Canadians, one UK 10 pence, one US dime, one US nickel, and one US penny.

6,600 dimes turned up two silver Rosies (1951D, 1959D), thirteen Canadians, two UK 5 pence, two Bermuda 10¢, two US pennies and one button (from L.L. Bean).

3,840 nickels had fourteen Canadians (5 Ni), three Bahamas 5¢, one Euro 5¢ (Germany, 2002), one Japanese 1¥ and one US dime. The mix also had a key date Jefferson, the 1951S. One of the Bahamas nickels was a new type for me.

9,950 pennies rounded up forty-three Wheats, eighty-three Canadians, eight US dimes, one UK penny (1999), one Euro 2¢ (Italy, 2004) and one Indian 25 Paise. The Indian coin is a new type for me. The Wheat varieties were:

1940, 1941, 1942, 1944(4), 1944S, 1945(3), 1945D, 1946(3), 1946D, 1947D, 1947S, 1950, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952(3), 1953D, 1956(2), 1956D(4), 1957, 1957D(6), 1958(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Papa Gino's, 1 at DCU)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Big Truck Day

Yesterday Henry had a good time at the Zoo. Meg and he met his grandmother, grandfather and friend there. His favorite part, according to Meg, was a sprinkler park. I'm not sure why he loves these, but dreads baths. Today she and he are meeting my sister and her boys at Big Truck Day. On display will be multiple large vehicles for the boys to tour. Sounds like fun to me.

(Big Truck Day, actually Digger Day , didn't go entirely as planned. The event was a bit too loud for Henry's taste. Here's a picture she took that day. Perhaps it was the bad hair day that threw Henry off?)

Last night the coins were a bit dull.

4,320 quarters yielded just four Canadians.

2,400 dimes produced one silver Rosie (1964), four Canadians, two Bermuda 10¢, one Cayman Islands 5¢, one UK 5 pence and one Euro 1¢ (France, 2000).

1,000 nickels had three Canadians (1 Ni) and five US dimes.

3,000 pennies turned up seventeen Wheats, twenty-six Canadians, one Bermuda 1¢, one UK penny and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1913, 1929, 1935(2), 1944(4), 1951D, 1953D, 1956D(3), 1957, 1957D(2), 1958D

Found: 5 pennies (at Stop & Shop)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

This morning while putting some pictures on a flash drive I showed Henry a picture he drew last week. Without prompting he told me it was a "ha" (helicopter) again! I was shocked. He did it for Meg a few minutes later too. Hope he has fun with his mother and grandmother at the zoo today. Wish I were there!

2,880 quarters produced one silver Washington (1941) and three Canadians.

350 dimes didn't turn up anything.

10,000 pennies yielded sixty-four Wheats, seventy-two Canadians and one Barbados 1¢. The Wheats were:

1918S, 1928, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1941(4), 1942D, 1944(7), 1945(4), 1946(5), 1946S, 1947, 1948, 1950(2), 1951D(2), 1952(3), 1952D, 1953, 1953D(3), 1954, 1955(2), 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D(3), 1957, 1957D(8), 1958, 1958D(2)

The 1918S is the second example of that variety I've found. Only 34,680,000 were minted, so it's a pretty good find for me.

I also got a big batch of foreign coins from a teller. In the batch was forty-five Canadian pennies, six Canadian nickels (3 Ni), four Canadian dimes, five Canadian quarters, one Bermuda 25¢, one Cayman Islands 25¢, one Cuba 10¢ and one US dime. The Cuban coin is a new variety for me.

Found: 1 penny (at the Mobil), 2 dimes (1 at DCU, 1 at Bed, Bath and Beyond), 1 quarter (at Stop & Shop)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

This morning Henry and I had a little more time with each other. We started things out at Target, picked up some Matchbox cars and sunglasses; then went to Lowes, got a grill; and finally went to the park; to swing and play in the sandbox.

My coins didn't produce too well.

8,000 halves turned up just ten 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 4 x 1967, 3 x 1968D, 1969D). Better than nothing I suppose!

40 quarters didn't produce.

950 quarters yielded two Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢.

Found: 1 quarter (outside Target), 1 $1 Bill (outside Lowes)

Friday, July 10, 2009

I didn't do too bad with last night's coins. I just wish the lawn mower hadn't died and that Henry was a bit more cooperative. Meg did say Henry had a good time at Davis Farmland with his friends. He especially enjoyed the turtles and the splash park.

4,000 quarters produced one silver Washington (1935), five Canadians and one Italian 50 Lire. That's the second 1935 I've found and it is now tied for the oldest quarter I've found.

3,000 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1957D, 1963D) and five Canadians. One of the Canadians was a 80% silver, 1941, coin.

2,000 nickels had one really crappy Buffalo (1920) and one Canadian.

6,000 pennies turned up twenty-nine Wheats, thirty-six Canadians, two UK pennies (1973, 2004), three US dimes and one Greek 1 Drachma. The Greek coin is a new variety for me. The Wheats were:

1916, 1941(3), 1942(2), 1944, 1944D, 1945(3), 1946(3), 1948, 1951D, 1952D, 1952S, 1953(2), 1953D(3), 1953S, 1955D, 1956D(2), 1957D, 1958D

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Can You See It?

Last night when I got home Henry was very excited to draw with me while Meg made us dinner. I drew him as many things as I could think that he likes or knows the word for, stars, bananas, cars, trucks, helicopters, numbers, bunnies, etc. At one point he drew a few lines and then pointed at it saying "ha, ha, spuh, spuh" (his words for helicopter and spin). Meg and I were very impressed. His first drawing! I'll put a picture up of it soon. One can't really tell what it is, but he thought it was something.

After that we at dinner (just the two of us, Meg went out with friends), cleaned, bathed, read and went to bed. He wasn't too happy once he figured out his mother wasn't upstairs, I guess he didn't realize she had left the house/property. It's getting a bit tough to handle his mother obsession. Meg and I are trying to think of ways to break this a bit. It can get tough to handle him when one's glad to have him by oneself, but he keeps crying and saying, "ma."

I searched a big load of pennies once Henry went to sleep. 10,300 of them turned up one Indian Head (1897), fifty-seven Wheats, ninety Canadians, one Sweden 50 ore (2000) and one UK penny (1998). That's the second Indian Head I've found this year and the second 19th century coin of this year. In addition one of the Canadians was a really sharp George V, 1933. The Wheats were:

1934, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940(4), 1940S, 1941(4), 1942, 1944(3), 1944S(3), 1945(2), 1946(2), 1947, 1948, 1948D, 1950, 1951D(2), 1953(2), 1953D(2), 1955(3), 1956(3), 1956D(2), 1957, 1957D(6), 1958(2), 1958D(5)

Found: 2 pennies (at Stop & Shop), 1 dime (at Stop & Shop)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Little Fever

At lunch yesterday I got several new Formative Years 2009 Lincoln pennies. I managed to buy four rolls off of the main cashier. I'll sell them on E-Bay at some point!

Yesterday Henry was suffering from a slight fever. For that reason he was a bit off and on all day. He didn't eat much at all during supper, but was pretty playful afterwards.

Last night I picked up a lot of coin. 'Must be people cashing in for summer vacation' was the explanation I got. That sounds likely to me. I seem to find a lot of customer coin right before Christmas, as well.

4,040 quarters had eight Canadians, two Bermuda 25¢ and one US nickel.

5,450 dimes produced three silvers (1942, 1950D, 1958), nine Canadians, one US penny and one Canadian penny. That's the first Canadian penny I've found in a roll of dimes ... Whoo-hoo!

2,820 nickels yielded two War Times (1943P, 1945P), twelve Canadians (5 Ni), two US dimes, one Namco arcade token and one Bermuda 5¢.

2,500 pennies turned up sixteen Wheats, fifteen Canadians and two Bahamas 1¢. The Wheats were:

1940, 1942, 1944, 1945(3), 1946(2), 1946D, 1947, 1948(2), 1952D, 1956D, 1957D, 1958

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Sand Box

Last night I got to show Henry the sand box. He seemed to like it a lot. I had to swat bugs off of him and watch that he didn't eat or throw sand, but in general he was really good about it. He definitely needs some more sand toys as it is a bit sparse. Already I have dreams of expanding this play area and building him a clubhouse overtop of the sand box. He sure likes to play with a captain's wheel.

Last night's coin was fairly good to me.

82 large dollars and 25 small dollars didn't produce anything.

1,840 quarters turned up two silver Washingtons (1941, 1958D) and two Canadians. The rim of the 1941 is so worn I thought I had a much older quarter when I found, but alas.

1,850 dimes yielded one silver dime (1945) and five Canadians.

1,320 nickels produced one War Time (1944P), ten Canadians and one Bermuda 5¢. In the mix was a stamped nickel. It says "NRA" in small letters just above the dome.

Lastly, 4,400 pennies had eighteen Wheats, thirty-four Canadians, one Euro 2¢ (Belgium, 2000) and one Barbados 1¢ (1992). One of the Lincolns has the face of Kennedy stamped in it just opposite of Lincoln's face. The Wheats were:

1926, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1945(4), 1946(2), 1952D, 1953D, 1956, 1956D, 1957D(3), 1958D

Found: 1 penny (at Wal-Mart)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Fourth of July

This weekend was something else! It was a busy one, a fun and a trying one.

On Friday we went to a local park. The weather was finally great so it felt really nice. We went to the library after the park to get some new books for Henry (and for Mom and Dad since we have to read them to him). That day we also had his uncle and aunt over.

Saturday was even more busy. We went strawberry picking in the morning. We've been to the place before, but this time was even better as they have new playground equipment there and there weren't many people there because it was early. Henry also enjoyed the goats. In the afternoon we went to a parade in my parent's town. Henry was scared of the loud horns and sirens at the beginning and ending of the parade, but he had a good time waving his flag in the middle of the show. That evening we went out for BBQ.

Today things started off very rough. We never got to church as we had to turn around because Henry was crying way too much and seemed in pain. Maybe it is his teeth or perhaps he was still tired from the two days before? His bad mood continued throughout the whole day. It totally wiped us out. While he napped Meg and I worked on his sandbox. In total we transported 1200 pounds of sand in two trips from Lowes and put 1100 pounds in the 5.5 x 5.5 inner box I made. The outer box is 8 x 8. At some later point I fill that border between the two boxes with wood chips. In the late afternoon we took Henry took his cousin's birthday party. It was a solidly execute affair. It was rescue themed and in keeping with the theme the local policeman showed up to let the kids see his cruiser and meet his drug sniffing dog. After the party we couldn't put Henry to bed soon enough.

Sixty-four small dollars didn't produce anything. The small dollars I turned up does, however, include a brand new mint set, direct from the mint roll. I think the coins are 2000, but am not sure as the roll doesn't say and both coins at the ends are showing the reverse. I might sell this one on E-Bay.

8,000 half dollars yielded one 90% silver half (1964) and thirty 40% silver halves (1965, 4 x 1966, 17 x 1967, 6 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D). That's better than I've done in some weeks. Most of the rolls contained coins with very worn edges. I hadn't seen that before over such a large sample.

120 quarters, 50 dimes and 320 nickels only turned up one Canadian nickel (1 Ni).

550 pennies had two Wheats (1946, 1956D) and three Canadians.

Found: 1 dime (at Home Depot)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I did a little bit of coin searching tonight.

1,200 quarters didn't produce anything.

1,000 dimes turned up just one Canadian and one UK 5 pence.

400 nickels had two Canadians (2 Ni), three UK 20 pence (1982, 1983, 1995) and four US pennies. Two of the 20 pence pieces were years I needed. All of the 20p coins were in one roll.

2,500 pennies yielded ten Wheats, thirty-three Canadians, eight US dimes, one Bahamas 1¢ and one Bermuda 1¢. One of the Wheats was a Steelie. The Wheats were:

1924, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1954D, 1955, 1956, 1956D, 1957D

Found: 2 pennies (at Burger King)


Today we woke up to thunderstorms. It's been thundering for hours now. It feels really strange in the office right now because it is so dark. Feels like it is time to go home! Fortunately, Henry hasn't been woken by thunderstorms yet, but he does seem to get a bit nervous about them.

Last night's coin was so-so. It's been a bland week so far besides the Danish coin I found the other day.

1,040 quarters produced one Canadians, two Bermuda 25¢ and one US nickel.

3,550 dimes yielded three silver dimes (1945D, 1956, 1958D), seven Canadians, two US pennies and one UK 5 pence.

3,160 nickels had one dateless Buffalo, eleven Canadians (3 Ni), one US dime, one Bermuda 5¢ and a Ecuador 5¢.

500 pennies turned up three Wheats (1944, 1953D, 1957D) and three Canadians.

Found: 1 penny (at Stop & Shop)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Last night after I had a great homemade Chinese meal, Moo-Shi Pork and Scallion Pancakes, I searched some coin. It didn't go too well, but I did find a coin from a new country.

4,120 quarters turned up eight Canadians, two US nickels, one UK 10 pence and a Danish 2 Kroner (1999). The Danish coin is a new one for me. It is worth 38¢. I hadn't found a coin from that country before. I now have coins from all four Scandinavian countries!

2,000 dimes produced just three Canadians and one US penny.

720 nickels turned up two Aruba 25¢.

8,700 pennies had forty-eight Wheats, fifty Canadians, one Ireland 2¢ and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1918, 1928, 1935, 1938, 1940(2), 1941(3), 1942, 1944(3), 1944D, 1944S, 1945(4), 1946(4), 1947D, 1948(2), 1949, 1951D, 1952, 1953D, 1955(3), 1955D, 1956, 1956D(4), 19572), 1957D(5), 1958, 1958D