Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Rare Opportunity

Last night Meg and I had a rare opportunity, a night out with my parents, sister and brother-in-law without kids. We went to a nice seafood restaurant nearby. Today is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. Henry stayed at our house with his cousins and their nanny. It was his first experience with a babysitter. She said he did well. All three boys seemed to do just fine to us. Our house looked a little better than we left it too. The babysitter was great.

I had good luck with my coins last night and this morning. 8,000 halves turned up thirty-one 90% silver halves (1920S, 1934, 1941, 3 x 1942, 1943D, 1945D, 1945S, 1946S, 19?? Walking Liberty, 1949, 2 x 1950, 2 x 1950D, 1951, 2 x 1953D, 1954S, 1957, 1962, 1962D, 5 x 1963, 1963D, 2 x 1964), five 40% silver halves (1966, 2 x 1967, 1968D, 1969D), two proofs (1987S, 1990S) and three mint set halves (2002P, 2 x 2005P). I'll take that ratio of 90% silver halves to 40% silver halves any day. It feels good to have found three new varieties in one sitting. One of the Walking Liberties I found was in great condition, but had it's date scratched out ... very strange.

Found: 1 penny