Thursday, August 27, 2009

Things have returned to normal at home ... sort of. Henry was pretty good during the day yesterday and great in the evening. Henry and I played very nicely while Meg made dinner. He wasn't disturbed at all by her stepping out to cook chicken on the grill. Later in the evening he and I had a great time reading books before he went to bed without any fuss. I hope today is similar. The weather is dry, sunny and cool! Now if only both our cars worked. Meg's car is out of commission right now. It's stuck in reverse and we can't get it started. The shop told us it is probably the transmission. That's good because it'll be covered by the warranty, that's bad in that it could take a bit to get fixed and will have to be towed to the shop.

I had some decent luck with my coins over the past few days.

7,200 quarters produced one silver Washington (1954), four Canadians, four US nickels, one UK 10 pence, two Bermuda 25¢, one Bahamas 25¢ and one Norwegian Cruise Line token. Unfortunately a bunch of rolls were short a $1. The token is a new one for me.

1,800 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1960, 1960D) and five Canadians.

960 nickels turned up one War Time (1944P) and two Canadians.

10,200 pennies rounded up forty-three Wheats, eighty-nine Canadians, three US dimes, one Bermuda 1¢ and one German 5 Reichspfennig (1941B). The German coin is a new type for me. It's the first Nazi Germany coin I've found. The B means it was minted in Vienna. The coin is pretty corroded, it is made of zinc. That's two top 10 oldest foreign coin finds in one week for me!

The Wheats were:

1920, 1926, 1928, 1937, 1941(2), 1942, 1944(2), 1944D, 1946(4), 1947, 1949, 1950S, 1952(2), 1952D, 1953D, 1954(2), 1954D, 1955, 1955D, 1956(2), 1956D(5), 1957(3), 1957D(3), 1958D

Found: 1 penny (on the street)


Thom said...

I'd be interested to see what the Norwegian cruise line token looks like if you fancy taking a photo!

kestrelia said...

It took me a while, but here's a photo of the token. Enjoy!