Monday, August 24, 2009

The Getaway

This Meg and I got away (and so did Henry). Saturday night was the first night we've both been away from him since he was born, almost 18 months ago. Yikes! We waited too long. We both had fun. Henry stayed with his grandparents and Meg and I went to Vermont to a bed and breakfast. We stopped at a museum on the way up to see a really nice O'Keefe/Dove exhibit, had three meals out (including the included breakfast), got ice cream and saw a movie. An added bonus was the napping and reading time we snuck in.

As Meg put it this morning in an e-mail to me, "you know vacation is over when you're cleaning poop off the couch." Thanks, Henry! I told him to treat Mommy well today, too.

Before we left I did really well with my coins.

8,000 half dollars turned up fifty-nine 90% silver halves (1935, 1939S, 1946, 1952, 1958, 1962D, 2 x 1963D, 37 x 1964, 13 x 1964D, 1982S George Washington), sixty-nine 40% silver halves (3 x 1965, 12 x 1966, 26 x 1967, 18 x 1968D, 10 x 1969D), five commemorative halves ( 1982S George Washington, 3 x 1986S Statue of Liberty, 1992D Columbus), two proof halves (1973S, 1981S) and eleven mint set halves (6 x 2005P, 2005D, 2007P, 2 x 2007D, 2009P). That's the most 90% silver halves I've come across in one week. I'm pretty excited about those two new commemoratives. Both are in pretty good shape. The 1992D Columbus half is now the rarest US coin, by mintage, that I've found. Only 135,702 were made. Like the first Columbus half (the first one was the more common proof version) I found this one at the end of roll! I thought a George Washington commemorative would show up one of these days as a ton were made, 4,894,044. It's only the third silver commemorative half I've found. I also found a half dollar whose reverse was colored to appear like the Delaware quarter.

One of the pennies I found (on the ground, etc.) in the past few days was this flattened "Mickey" penny.

Found: 3 pennies (2 at Stop & Shop, 1 at DCU), 1 nickel (on the street, near the playground), 1 quarter (at DCU)


Thom said...

that's some haul! many congratulations