Saturday, August 1, 2009

Today Henry and I had a nice morning at the park. It seemed like there were a lot of other fathers there with their kids. "Give Your Wife A Break Day!"

I did pretty well with last night and today's coins.

35 small dollars didn't produce anything good.

8,000 half dollars turned up nine 90% silver halves (1945, 1963, 1963D, 5 x 1964, 1964D), fifty-two 40% silver halves (3 x 1965, 5 x 1966, 19 x 1967, 18 x 1968D, 7 x 1969D), four proofs (1974S, 1976S, 1985S, 1997S), thirteen mint set halves (1987P, 2002D, 2003P, 2 x 2003D, 2 x 2004P, 3 x 2005P, 3 x 2007P), one commemorative half (1986S Statue of Liberty), one Panama ½ Balboa, and one Hong Kong $1 (1960). The 1974S is one proof I've been looking for for a while. I now have only two more clad halves to find! The Hong Kong coin is a new one for me and is tied for the 10th oldest foreign coin I've found. That was a fun batch of boxes to go through.

480 quarters had three Canadians.

1,550 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1957D), five Canadians, one Barbados 10¢ and one UK 5 pence.

1,080 nickels had one War Time (1945D) and three Canadians (1 Ni).

900 pennies turned up one Indian Head (1906), three Wheats (1941, 2 x 1946) and three Canadians. The Indian Head is pretty cool. I was pretty glad to see one show up in such a small batch of pennies.