Thursday, May 20, 2010

Today Meg and I helped out some friends by watching their son, Henry's little friend. They were very cute together.

3,600 quarters produced three Canadians, four US nickels, one US dime, one Bahamas 25¢, one Chuckie Cheese token, one Family Fun Center token, one Cuba 25¢ and one Italy 10 Lire (1953). The Cuban coin and the Italian coin are new types for me.

2,000 dimes had one silver Rosie (1964D) and seven Canadians.

1,200 nickels yielded two Canadians (1 Ni), one Canadian quarter, one Italy 10 Lire (1973) and one Irish 10 pence (1993). The Canadian quarter is a new one for me. I'm not sure how they exactly fit that one in a nickel roll. The Italian coin is a pretty good size too.

4,000 pennies turned up twenty-six Wheats, thirty-four Canadians, one US dime and one UK penny. The Wheats were:

1929, 1937(2), 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1947(2), 1950(2), 1952, 1953, 1955, 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D, 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958D

Found: 1 penny

Monday, May 17, 2010

Henry's Back

This weekend was a three day weekend for me. I took an extra day off from work to get some more baby-related tasks done. Meg's parents came and stayed with us for part of the weekend. With their help we were able to mount our new TV on the wall, put up a ceiling fan in baby's room, paint half of the baby's room , do a bit of furniture shopping and have a nice dinner out!

Here's a cute picture of Henry. It looks like he's poisoning our chipmunk, but actually he's planting seeds (or that's what he calls it).

Last week I took a bit of a break from coin searching. It wasn't entirely intentionally as things were pretty busy in the evenings and my two sources didn't have anything for me. I have to get working on finding a good, reliable third source.

I'm hoping this week's halves were a harbinger of things to come as they were my best in weeks. 8,000 produced seven 90% silver halves (1951S, 5 x 1964, 1964D), sixty-nine 40% silver halves (1965, 12 x 1966, 17 x 1967, 20 x 1968D, 9 x 1969D) and one proof (2001S).

Late last week I finished a book I was reading, Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, by Nathaniel Philbrick. It's the third book by Philbrick I've read this year. I was anxious to start reading, but was a bit disappointed with it. It concerns America's first government sponsored naval expedition. The expedition is not well known today, but it is famous for discovering Antarctica (this claim is a bit controversial), mapping South Sea islands and exploring the American West Coast. I enjoyed Philbrick's book when he described the adventure of the expedition, but unfortunately most of the book concerns the politics of the explorers. I didn't find their personal problems to be so interesting. I hope his next book, The Last Stand is a bit different and bit back to form.

Found: 10 pennies, 3 dimes and 1 quarter

Sunday, May 9, 2010

This weekend was supposed to be a relaxing Mother's Day weekend, but it was not to be. Henry's been feeling yucky since Friday with a fever. We've had some pretty long days with him watching lots of Curious George. Tonight he seemed to be doing much better, spirit-wise, but we took his temperature just before bedtime and it was still pretty high. Luckily the doctor we called said we could wait until morning to take him into the doctor's office, but we're still a bit worried and pretty tired from all of this.

I did manage to finish prepping the baby's room for painting and I made Meg an Indian dinner on Saturday that I was pretty proud of.

Last week's coins were OK, except for the halves. :(

375 small dollars turned up four Canadian $1 coins and two new US varieties for me (2010P Sacajawea, 2010D Sacajawea).

8,180 half dollars had one 90% silver half (1964) and eight 40% silver halves (). Only the 90% half came from my boxes.

5,820 quarters produced thirteen Canadians, one Cayman Islands 25¢, one UK 10 pence and one US nickel. Two of the Canadians were silver (in the same roll too!); a 1967 (50-80% silver) and a 1968 (50% silver).

1,300 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1961D, 1964) and four Canadians.

720 nickels turned up four Canadians (1 Ni).

2,900 pennies had thirteen Wheats and fourteen Canadians. The Wheats were:

19??, 1941, 1944, 1945(2), 1946, 1947, 1949, 1951D, 1953, 1956D, 1957, 1957D

Found: 4 pennies (2 at CVS, 2 at Costco), 1 dime (at Stop & Shop)

Monday, May 3, 2010

This weekend was a very busy one. I worked on the new baby's room and Meg did a lot of house work while my mother watched Henry. That helped us out a lot, we just wish we had some time to ourselves. We also go a new TV as the old one finally completely crapped out on Friday - everything was reddish. It's a shame because it was only six years old and cost a lot. Oh well, we have a better, thinner one now.

This weekend's coins were still bad, 8,000 halves turned up one 90% silver half (1953) and eight 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 2 x 1967, 2 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D).

Found: 4 pennies, 1 nickel