Thursday, September 3, 2009

Golf 4

Yesterday was my company's annual golf outing. It was a great time. The weather was perfect. My team wasn't rushed at all and still finished early (we got to play three extra holes). We came in 4th place (out of 8 teams of four). Yesterday was also Henry's 18th month birthday. To "celebrate" I took him to get a haircut in the morning. It wasn't as bad as the last time, but it was still a pretty tramatic four minutes for him. He looks a lot less fuzzy now, however, and he got three cars afterwards as a reward. Today he's getting a special visit from his grandparents.

Because Meg's car is still in the shop I haven't been searching too many coins this week. She's been using my car while I get a ride into work. I did search some coins over the past few days, however, and did OK.

4,720 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1944, 1958D), ten Canadians, one US nickel and one US dime. That's my best silver quarter showing in some time and so after that I was feeling good about my chances with the dimes.

6,450 dimes turned up just fourteen Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢. Unfortunately the good luck didn't continue from the quarters. That's actually a new record in futility for me. It's the most dimes I've searched in one sitting and not found one silver dime.

3,600 nickels yielded seven Canadians (2 Ni), two US dimes and four US pennies. That's a pretty poor result too.

11,700 pennies had thirty-one Wheats, one hundred four Canadians, four US dimes, three plastic pennies, two UK pennies, one Euro 2¢ (Italy, 2002) and an old Boston subway token. The Boston subway token is labeled "Metropolitan Transit Authority" and "One Fare" on both sides. I had a hard time researching, but I think the style was made from 1951 to 1964. I'm fairly certain it is still worth $1.25. The Wheats were:

1919, 1936, 1937, 1941, 1942(2), 1944(4), 1946(3), 1947D, 1950, 1951D, 1952D, 1953, 1953S, 1954, 1955(3), 1955D, 1956(4), 1957, 1957D(2)

Found: 2 pennies (in the club house)