Monday, August 9, 2010

Meg took a bunch of photos of Hazel so we could have some good ones to print out (it takes a lot shots of a newborn to get a good one). This one came out really good, I think.

Henry drew these tracks specifically for his cars.

Henry goofing around at the Worcester Vietnam Memorial.

This past weekend we went to a big family part in rural New York. Henry had a blast running around Meg's uncle's yard. He played on the trampoline, followed after a favorite cousin and ate plenty of his Nonnie's pasta salad. Here's a good picture of him throwing a balloon.

Last week I did really well with some of the denominations I searched. Others were pretty poor.

8,000 halves turned up one 40% silver half (1968D).

5,240 quarters had nine Canadians, three US nickels, one US dime and one French franc (1977).

4,450 dimes produced four silvers (1940, 1943, 1959, 1962D), twelve Canadians (one was a 1967, 65% silver) and one US penny.

2,480 nickels rounded up seven Canadians (4 Ni) and one US dime.

I did really well with the pennies, however. Two sources produced a good number of Wheats. In all 7,550 pennies had one hundred seventy Wheats (including two Steelies), fifty-six Canadians, eight US dimes, two Euro 2¢, two UK pennies and one Bahamas 1¢. The Wheats were:

1917D, 1926D, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1934(2), 1935, 1936, 1937(2), 1938(2), 1939(2), 1940(3), 1940D(2), 1941(8), 1942(2), 1942D, 1943, 1943S, 1944(17), 1944D, 1945(6), 1945D, 1946(10), 1946D, 1946S, 1947, 1948(6), 1949(2), 1950(3), 1950S, 1951(3), 1951D(2), 1952(7), 1952D(5), 1953(3), 1953D(4), 1955(8), 1956(7), 1956D(10), 1957(4), 1957D(16), 1958(2), 1958D(7)

In one week I found three varities, 1917D, 1926D and 1943S, that I've only found once before. That seems to be happening to me a lot this year as I keep looking for my first new Wheat of 2010.

Found: 7 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime