Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Pics - Merc Hoard

Today Meg and I had a big day. At the doctor's office while Meg was getting an ultrasound we got to see the new baby in more detail than we thought possible. They used a new 3D technology and with it they were able to create an image that was almost like a black and white picture. As expected the baby looks an awful like Henry did when he was born. It was tough to concentrate at work after that morning.

We've had some pretty funny time with Henry (at times, he's still full of no's). Recently Henry told us he "pretend pooped" after he farted and at another point he told us "Henny rock (in the chair) few minutes" when he was stalling before bedtime.

He also had a big milestone tonight ... he peed in his potty for the first time (on purpose).

My recent coin searching produced some truly amazing dime results ...

19 small dollars and 16,025 halves produced two 90% silver halves and twelve 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 2 x 1967, 4 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D).

1,860 quarters rounded up two Canadians, one UK 10 pence, one Russian 5 Rouble and one Mercedes Championship medal.

The best was the dimes. 4,200 of them turned up fifty-one silver dimes, eight Canadians, three UK 5 pence, one Singapore 10¢, one Bermuda 10¢ and one Australian 10¢. Things were going pretty good (nothing too spectacular, but not bad) and suddenly I got a roll with almost all silver. In it were forty-five Mercury dimes, and eight of them were new varieties for me! Eight in one roll, holy cow! I didn't think that was possible anymore. The dates were:

1916(2), 1919, 1923, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1936(4), 1937, 1938, 1938S, 1939(2), 1940(2), 1940D(4), 1941S, 1942(5), 1942D(2), 1943, 1943S, 1944(5), 1944D(2), 1945(4), 1945S, 1946, 1948S, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1961D

The 1916 is the second oldest dime I've found.

1,120 nickels had five Canadians (1 Ni).

3,100 pennies rounded up twenty-two Wheats, twenty-nine Canadians and five US dimes. The Wheats were:

1924S, 1941(2), 1944(2), 1946, 1946S, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1952(2), 1955, 1956, 1956D(3), 1957D, 1958, 1958D

The 1924S is only the third one I've found. Still looking for the first new wheat of 2010!

I also finished a good book, The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn, by Nathaniel Philbrick. Like most people I knew the basics of this story before reading the book, but didn't know the details. This book definitely brought me up to speed. It's a good story and as always Philbrick does a capable job of telling the tale. Little of the book details Custer's actual last stand as not much is definite. I found that appropriate. Much more detail is given covering the second part of Custer's force which was defeated by same Indians almost simultaneously. The second force wasn't entirely wiped out like Custer's main force and so non-Native eye witnesses survived to tell the tale. My biggest complaint about the book is that Philbrick didn't cover the legacy of the Last Stand as much as I thought he would or should. Otherwise the book was exactly what I expected it to be.

Found: 4 pennies, 2 quarters

Redeemed: $1.90


Him said...

what a result! I'm thrilled for you!