Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just a quick coin update. I haven't turned up much this week, so far.

1,400 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1954) and one Canadian.

250 dimes and 200 nickels had nothing.

600 pennies produced five Wheats (1919, 1927, 1946(2), 1957D), three Canadians and one US dime.

Found: 1 penny (at work)


Bryan said...

How often do you feel that the silver washingtons pop up? I've found two in about a 3 week period. I'm surprised more people aren't keeping them and also surprised at how often I'm finding them.

kestrelia said...

Statistically I've found one silver quarter for $1785 searched (or $1688 if you count Canadian silver quarters). I search enough to average just slightly more than one a week. Like any statistics these don't guarantee future results, but the more I search the more these results are closer to the true percentage of silver quarters out there (in my area of the country anyway).

I think a lot people do keep them when they come across them, that's why they turn up so infrequently. I'm 35 and I don't remember ever coming across one in my change (I remember coming across a couple of silver dimes, but not many.).

Bryan said...

I've never recieved a silver quarter in change either. I always check though. I've actually recieved a proof quarter from a dunkin donuts once and a few silver dimes in change. But like you said it's rare to get them in change. I think more people notice a silver quarter and keep than people who have silver dimes do. Once I was waiting

I've been keeping track of how much I look through and in a span of 7088 quarters ($1772-close to the average that you had) i have found two. I think my results are probably just coincidence, but I'm not complaining about it.