Monday, December 14, 2009


This weekend was very productive weekend for us. We got a lot of Christmas shopping done and put up our tree (we haven't decorated it yet, the branches still need to drop a bit). Today was extra special, we got to hear the heartbeat of #2 for the first time! Henry didn't realize what he was listening to (I was hopping he'd be-bop a bit to the beat), but Meg and I did. It seems so long ago that we were at that stage with Henry. Can't wait!

A quick coin update ...

8,000 halves produced two 90% silver halves (1943, 1964), six 40% silver halves (4 x 1967, 1969D, 1976S) and one proof half (2000S). I was hoping the 1976S would be the proof version, but it was not. I still need that one. This one is a really nice circulation copy, however.

4,000 quarters had thirteen Canadians, eight US dimes, nine US nickels, three German 1 Mark coins and one Cayman Islands 25¢. One of the nickels was a War Time (1944P). It sure was a surprise to find a silver nickel in some quarters.

3,850 dimes turned up one silver Rosie (1952), nine Canadians, one Swiss ½ franc, one East Caribbean States 10¢ and one miniature quarter. The miniature quarter is pretty cool. It is smaller than a dime, says "COPY" on it and is miniature replica of the bicentennial quarter.

1,520 nickels yielded two War Times (1943P, 1944P), three Canadians (2 Ni) and two US dimes. I was on a bit of War Time-less streak, so finding two in one sitting was pretty cool.

Found: 5 pennies (1 at church, 2 at Old Navy, 1 at CVS, 1 at the doctor's office), 1 nickel (at Stop & Shop), 2 dimes (1 at Stop & Show, 1 at CVS)


Thom said...

What?! I read this every day and I don't remember seeing anything about another baby. When did this all happen?

Bryan said...

Congrats on #2! I live in Massachusetts as well and I was just wondering if you were interested in trading coins at all? The only thing I have that I have an extra of that you don't have is a 1911 Liberty Nickel. I figure since we both live in Mass. it would be easy to trade, should opportunity arise. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks.

kestrelia said...

Dean, it's the first it has been mentioned. Bryan, thanks; right now I'm probably all set with trading. I'm trying to keep my collection to only what I find. I'll keep it in mind, however.

coin update said...

Congrats! Not sure if you remember, but my first son was born about a month after Henry.

My wife is also pregnant and due in April. It sounds like our second will come a few months before yours.

kestrelia said...

Thanks! I remember. Congratulations to you to!