Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Things here have been pretty busy at work and so finding a little time to post has been tough. Good times with Henry and Meg, coin searching and reading still go on, however.

This weekend Henry and I spent time at a local kid's play center while Meg took a much needed break and shopped with a friend. Henry has a membership at the place and although I've never been there he's been there a bunch of time. It wasn't that crowded which was good for us. I just don't feel that comfortable yet being a dad and being completely relaxed while playing with Henry in front of people. Henry spent most of our time in his favorite car. He's got one just like it at home, but he likes this one even more. He also played a lot with some water he found, "pond," and a toy cash register. Afterward Henry and I went to Wal-Mart. There I got him two cars from Cars The Movie. He hasn't put them down since.

I did alright with the coins I've searched since my last posting

13 small dollars didn't have anything.

8,000 half dollars had five 90% silver halves (1949, 4 x 1964), eleven 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 4 x 1967, 3 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D), five proofs (1976S, 1977S, 1992S, 1998S, 2002S) and a commemorative (1989S Bicentennial of the Congress).

2,640 quarters had just one US nickel and three US dimes.

2,400 dimes turned up three Canadians, two US pennies and one Italy 100 Lire.

1,160 nickels had nothing.

10,100 pennies produced fifty-two Wheats, seventy-two Canadians, nine US dimes, one UK penny and a Hong Kong 20¢ (1978). The Hong Kong coin is a new one for me. The Wheats were:

1910, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1938, 1940D, 1941(3), 1942, 1943, 1944(9), 1945(3), 1946(2), 1947, 1948(3), 1950, 1951(3), 1951D(2), 1953, 1953D(3), 1955(2), 1956(2), 1956D(4), 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958D

A teller also saved me a full envelope of foreign coins. In the batch was fifty-nine Canadian pennies, seven Canadian nickels, seven Canadian dimes, fifteen Canadian quarters, one Canadian dollar, two Euro 5¢, one Bahamas 5¢, one Barbados 25¢, one Philippines 1 piso, two Bermuda 5¢, one UK 10 pence and one French franc. That's $6.39 Canadian!

Found: 5 pennies (2 at Stop & Shop, 1 at Bank of America, 2 at Wal-Mart), 1 quarter (at Wal-Mart)