Monday, August 16, 2010

Just a coin update. I'll have to post our latest family pictures and stories tonight or tomorrow night.

I didn't have a good feeling about halves this week, but I did OK. 8,060 halves turned up six 90% silver halves (19??D, 5 x 1964), twenty-eight 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 9 x 1968D, 7 x 1969D) and twenty-four proof halves (4 x 1973S, 1974S, 2 x 1976S, 2 x 1980S, 1983S, 1984S, 1987S, 1988S, 3 x 1990S, 3 x 1991S, 2 x 1995S, 1999S). The dateless half I found was Walking Liberty half. I think the date is 1935D, but it is in terrible shape. My scale showed it to only be 91.3% of it's original weight. One the 90% Kennedy halves I found had a hole in it. This one has only 95.3% of it's minted weight. Lastly, in the mix was one of the very common stamped Kennedy halves I've found, but it has a stamp of RFK on it as well.

My other coins were pretty interesting.

7,600 quarters produced one silver Washington (1954), twenty-one Canadians, four US nickels, three French francs, two UK 10 pence and one token. The token is gambling coin from Japan. It says "Ishiyama Omega" on it. One of the quarters was a new one for me, 2009D Guam. That's the first 2009D quarter I've found.

7,000 dimes had one silver Rosie (1964), twenty Canadians, two UK 5 pence and one Guatemala 5 Centavos. The Guatemala coin is a new type for me.

4,000 nickels finally broke me out of my silver nickel dry spell. In the mix was five War Time (1943P, 1943S, 1944P, 2 x 1945S), twelve Canadians (6 Ni), three US pennies, 2 US dimes, one Bermuda and five Italian 20 Centesimi (1913, 1939, 2 x 1940, 1942). The Italian coins were great. All except the 1913 is in excellent condition and three are now in my top 10 oldest foreign coins.

7,500 pennies turned up forty-eight Wheats, seventy-three Canadians, five US dimes and one Euro 2¢. There was also a penny with a little Florida stamp on the front of it in there. The Wheats were:

1916, 1919S, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939(2), 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944(5), 1944D, 1945(3), 1946(4), 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951D, 1952D, 1953(3), 1953D(4), 1955(2), 1956D(2), 1957, 1957D(4), 1958D(3)

Found: 15 pennies, 2 dimes