Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2,000 quarters produced four Canadians, one UK 10 pence and one Bermuda 25¢.

2,500 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1964, 1964D), four Canadians and one Aruba 10¢.

1,600 nickels turned up seven Canadians (3 Ni), one US penny and one washer.

8,000 pennies had forty-three Wheats, thirty-five Canadians, one Barbados 1¢, one Bahamas 1¢ and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1909, 1918, 192?S, 1926, 1938, 1940(2), 1941(3), 1941D, 1942(2), 1944(4), 1945S, 1946(5), 1946S, 1947D, 1950D, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952, 1952D, 1953, 1956(5), 1956D(2), 1957D(2), 1958D

Found: 1 penny (at Home Depot), 1 dime (at Walmart)

Bummer, lots of snow and no snow day for Dad. :(

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just a quick coin update ...

2,640 quarters produced one silver Washington (1962D) and four Canadians.

1,900 dimes had two silver Rosies (1954, 1963D).

1,480 nickels yielded six Canadians (2 Ni) and one Bermuda 5¢.

4,000 pennies turned up one Indian Head (1890), fifty-five Wheats (including one Steelie), thirty-three Canadians and one US dime. The Wheats were:

1912, 1928, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1941D, 1942(4), 1942D, 1943, 1944(7), 1945(3), 1946(2), 1950, 1950D(3), 1951D, 1952D(3), 1953(4), 1953D(2), 1954D, 1955(3), 1956(2), 1956D(5), 1957, 1957D(7)

The Indian is a new variety for me! It's the first Indian I've found in a while and the first new US variety I've found this month. It feels good to have found it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Birthday ... Part I

This Meg, Henry and I traveled out to Meg's parents for the first part of his 2nd birthday festivities. Meg's mother made a cool car cake and we opened presents. We didn't sing to Henry as he seems not to like that for some reason. Henry was most interested in four little cars that were originally on his cake. Later in the evening Meg and I got to go see a movie together and in the morning we went out for breakfast. It was a good weekend for Henry. Lots of exciting times and even two days in a row with outside time!

I did pretty well with this weeks half dollars. 8,006 of them turned up five 90% silver halves (5 x 1964), forty-eight (2 x 1965, 7 x 1966, 23 x 1967, 9 x 1968D, 7 x 1969D) and two proof halves (2003S, 2004S).

I also searched 6,000 pennies. In them were forty-nine Wheats, fifty-three Canadians, four US dimes and one Barbados 1¢. The Wheats were:

19??, 1920, 1925, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942(2), 1944(7), 1944S, 1946, 1946D, 1947, 1947D, 1950D, 1951, 1951D(3), 1952(2), 1952D(2), 1953D(2), 1954, 1956, 1956D(7), 1957, 1957D(3), 1958, 1958D

Found: 5 pennies (3 at work, 1 outside Bank of America, 1 at the Tiger Mart)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sharing Tea

Here's two cute pictures of Henry sharing tea with his stuffed monkeys. When I got home he wanted to set things up again. It was very cute how kept warning Meg and I that the tea was "hot!"

Last week Meg e-mailed me this little conversation she had with Henry.

Henry: Dad? Dad?
Me: Dad?
Henry: Work. Dad work.
Me: Yes, Dad's at work.

It's a good example of our recent communication with him.

I didn't do too bad with last night's coins.

8,000 halves (last week's) produced two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964) and twenty-two 40% silver halves (2 x 1965, 3 x 1966, 8 x 1967, 7 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D).

4,500 dimes turned up three silver Rosies (1952, 1960, 1962D), eight Canadians (one was a 1960, 80% silver), one Columbia 10 Pesos (1991), two US pennies and a small washer. The Columbian coin is a new type for me.

1,200 nickels rounded up one War Time (1942S), three Canadians (1 Ni, a 1938, King George VI nickel) and a key date Jefferson (1951S).

Found: 2 dimes (1 at Burger King, 1 at work)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Last night I just searched some quarters. 6,600 of them produced one silver Washington (1964D), eight Canadians, five US nickels, one US penny, one US dime and one Canadian nickel.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Here's some good Henry pictures from the past few days. Don't worry we do dress him these days!

Yesterday I finished reading Palenque: Eternal City of the Maya by David Stuart and George Stuart. I've known about the authors for some time. David Stuart is a well-known Mayan epigrapher and his father, George, is a Mayan archaeologist. The book details the currently known history of Palenque and it's subsequent rediscovery. Most of the book was a bit of a refresher for me, but images within it are great and reading the perspective of an expert in Mayan glyphs was a real treat. I wish other Mayan cities were treated in a similar a manner.

Found: 1 nickel (at Friendly's)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Things have been pretty busy here, so I haven't had the time to post that I normally do. I did do a lot of searching, however.

11,280 quarters produced one silver Washington (1940), thirty Canadians, nine US nickels, one US dime, one US penny, one South Korean 100 Won, one UK 10 pence and one Chuck 'E Cheese token. The token is a new one for me.

16,000 dimes turned up eight silver Rosies (1954, 1961D, 2 x 1963D, 2 x 1964, 2 x 1964D), twenty Canadians, two US pennies, one US nickel, two US 5 pence, one Australian 5¢ and one Swiss ½ franc.

8,400 nickels yielded one Buffalo (1937), five War Times (2 x 1943P, 1944P, 1945P, 1945S), eighteen Canadians (6 Ni), five US dimes, one proof nickel (1975S), one Cayman Islands 5¢, one Guatemala 10¢, one Swiss 20 Rappen and a key date Jefferson (1950).

18,300 pennies rounded up ninety-one Wheats, one hundred thirty-three Canadians, six US dimes, one Australian 1¢, one Netherlands 5¢ and one Euro 1¢. The Wheats were:

1920, 1928, 1936(3), 1936D, 1938(2), 1940(2), 1941(4), 1942, 1942D, 1944(10), 1945(9), 1946(9), 1947, 1948(2), 1949(2), 1950(3), 1951D, 1952(3), 1952D(5), 1953(4), 1953D(3), 1954D(2), 1955, 1955D, 1956(2), 1956D(5), 1957(5), 1957D, 1958, 1958D(4)

Found: 3 pennies (1 at Super Cuts, 2 at Costco), 1 nickel (at Super Cuts)

Monday, February 8, 2010

This weekend was a pretty good weekend for us. We had a nice meal out with Henry on Friday and on Saturday I had a lot of fun taking him to a local science museum (the same place we went last week). This time he wasn't afraid of the stuffed bear and got to see their live polar bear. He got to spend more time with their model train too. (Like father, like son!)

Henry has a been showing a lot of creativity lately. This weekend I saw him try and open our backdoor with my car keys (I guess the harsh conditions he's been forced to live in had gotten to be too much for him!), make buildings for his cars out of paper towel rolls and pretend to fix his eyelashes (they don't need work, they're huge already). He's also been full of new words. Last night during and just after supper Henry said "chimes," "chicken," "brocolli," "King," "Chick," "Mack," and "Mater" (notice, half these words are references to Cars characters).

I did better with this week's half dollars than last week's. It's easy to beat near zero! 8,000 halves produced three 90% silver halves (1942, 1951, 1964D), 40% silver halves (2 x 1967, 1968D, 1969D), two proof halves (1971S, 1991S) and one Canadian 50¢ (80% silver, 1959). The Canadian half is a cool first for me. It's the first foreign silver I've found in half dollars. It seems like it has been a while since I've found something worthy of a picture.

Last week I finished another Giles Milton, Big Chief Elizabeth : How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World. It's the fourth book of his that I've read. Unlike his other books I've read, this book was a lot more focused. It concerns the first establishment of a permanent English colony in the New World. I knew some things about Jamestown (Meg and I went there a few years back) and the missing colony at Roanoke, but I didn't know the full story. Before I read this book, however, I didn't realize just who Walter Ralegh (1552-1618) was how responsible he was for the eventual success of the Jamestown colony. Milton's book also gave a great sense of the risk involved in the English trying to establish a colony in America in the late 1500's/early 1600's. I'm looking forward to reading a similar book about Plymouth (Nathaniel Philbrick's Mayflower) soon.

Found: 3 pennies (3 at Stop & Shop, 1 at Costco), 2 foreign coins (both at Stop & Shop, one Euro 2¢ and one Canada 10¢)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Back To Normal

Things have seemed to return back to normal to our household. Henry's been feeling much better and acting more like himself. Meg and I have been having a lot of fun with him.

This past Saturday we took him to a local science museum (we got a membership to the facility as a Christmas present). We couldn't do much outside there because it was so cold, but we had a lot of fun indoors once Henry go over his fear of a very large taxidermied bear in the lobby. Henry particularly enjoyed watching a model train that was set up in the lobby for the holiday season. He went back to it three times. He also enjoyed watching some turtles, a possum and a couple of ferrets.

This weekend's halves stunk so I was a bit reluctant to write about them. 8,000 of them produced one Dominican Republic ½ Peso. It's a new variety for me.

I did better with last night's coins.

5,640 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1958D), eight Canadians, five US nickels, one US dime, one UK 10 pence and one Bermuda 25¢.

1,950 dimes had three silver Rosies (1943, 1945, 1964D), two Canadians (one 1962 80% silver), one Aruba 10¢ and one Irish 5 pence.

1,200 nickels yielded one War Time (1944P) and two Canadians (1 Ni).

3,300 pennies turned up thirty-three Wheats and twenty-seven Canadians. The Wheats were:

1919, 1929, 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944S, 1945(2), 1946(3), 1947(2), 1948, 1949, 1951D(2), 1952, 1953, 1953D(3), 1955, 1955D(2), 1956, 1956D(3), 1957, 1958D(2)

A teller saved me two Wheats (1956, 1957D).

Found: 2 pennies (at Stop & Shop), 1 quarter (at Stop & Shop), 1 foreign coin (a UK 10 pence, at Stop & Shop)