Friday, October 29, 2010

Just a quick coin update ...

4,600 quarters produced one silver Washington (1964), seven Canadians, nine US nickels and one arcade token.

4,650 dimes had one silver Rosie (1964) and five Canadians.

2,640 nickels yielded two War Time (1943P, 1944P), seven Canadians (1 Ni), one Bahamas 5¢ and one US dime.

6,300 pennies rounded up twenty-seven Wheats, forty-seven Canadians, nine US dimes, two German 1 Pfennig, two Euro 2¢ and one Austrian 50 Groschen. The Wheats were:

1940, 1944, 1945, 1945D, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1952D(4), 1953, 1953S, 1955(2), 1956(2), 1956D(2), 1957, 1957D(2), 1958(3)

Found: 6 pennies

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This weekend we stayed just stayed at home. Hazel didn't sleep that well for a couple of nights, but other than that things went pretty smoothly. We had a nice dinner out at Henry's favorite diner (Meg and I were "celebrating" our anniversary). On Saturday Henry and I did errands and then later we all went shopping. I finally got some new shoes and Meg found a cute baptism outfit for Hazel.

On Saturday morning Henry was really cute with Hazel. I had Meg over to see some little spots on Hazel's chest (they were nothing) Henry then decided he should inspect her with his doctor tools. It was really cute. He also pretended to cut and tweezer her hair. "Hazel looks good!," he said afterward.

8,000 half dollars produced twenty-two 90% silver halves (1917, 1951, 2 x 1952, 1957D, 1962, 2 x 1962D, 1963, 2 x 1963D, 10 x 1964, 1964D) and thirty-four 40% silver halves (1965, 6 x 1966, 6 x 1967, 17 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D). The 1917 is really worn, but I can just barely make out "17"! It's the third oldest half I've found.

Found: 4 pennies

Friday, October 22, 2010

6 Large dollars, 2 small dollars and 980 half dollars didn't produce anything. The halves were definitely someone's dump.

440 quarters turned up ten US nickels. They were all in the same roll ... thanks, jerk!

1,050 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1962D) and one Canadian.

800 nickels rounded up two War Times (1942P, 1945P) and one US dime.

1,800 pennies had six Wheats, twenty-one Canadians, one US dime and one Taiwan 1 Yuan. The Wheats were:

1944(2), 1945(2), 1948, 1953

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Two to Go!

Last night I didn't search that many coins, but my results were good.

3,080 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1953D, 1962D), eight Canadians and one Somalia 10 Shilling (2000).

1,000 dimes yielded six silver Rosies (1954, 1955D, 1957, 1958D, 1962, 1964), four Canadians and one Polish 10 Groszy. The 1955D (13,959,000 minted) was one of the three silver Rosies I needed for my album! This was the one dime I wasn't so sure I'd ever find. Now I only have two to go! (1946S, 27,900,000 minted; 1951S, 31,630,000 minted)

120 nickels (strange of this bank to have only so few) had nothing.

3,200 pennies turned up seventeen Wheats, thirty-two Canadians and two US dimes. The Wheats were:

1938, 1944(2), 1944D, 1946S, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951D(2), 1955, 1955D, 1956, 1957D(2), 1958, 1958D

Found: 5 quarters

Monday, October 18, 2010

I managed to round a lot of coin last week. The rest of the results were so-so with some denominations and pretty good with others.

68 small dollars turned up one mint set dollar (2003D).

8,004 half dollars yielded eight 90% silver halves (1952, 1963D, 6 x 1964), thirteen 40% silver halves (1966, 5 x 1967, 4 x 1968D, 3 x 1969D) and one proof half (1976S).

2,840 quarters produced three Canadians, two Bermuda 25¢, one Guatemala 50¢ and one US nickel. The Guatemala coin is a new one for me.

3,700 dimes rounded up eight Canadians, two UK 5 pence and one US penny.

1,800 nickels had five Canadians (1 Ni) and two Bermuda 5¢. In the batch I also found a new one for me, 2009D.

13,400 pennies whipped up one Indian Head (1888), sixty Wheats (including two Steelies, from two sources), eighty-three Canadians, nineteen US dimes, one Bermuda 1¢, one UK penny and a one paper penny. The Indian Head I found is a bit green, but is really sharp. It is the oldest coin I've found this year. The Wheats were:

1912, 1913, 1916, 1920, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1941D, 1942, 1943(2), 1944(7), 1944S, 1945(3), 1946(4), 1946D, 1947(3), 1948(2), 1949(4), 1950(2), 1950D, 1951(3), 1952, 1952D, 1953, 1953D(2), 1954, 1955, 1956, 1956D, 1957, 1957D(5), 1958, 1958D

Found: 2 pennies

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here's a big bunch of pictures from the last couple of weeks.

Hazels' first time apple picking and a good shot of Meg too.

Henry especially enjoyed the orchard because he was the only one who easily fit under the trees and explore different lanes.

Henry on a big tractor during a recent trip of ours to a farm. I'm not sure if this was a sanctioned activity, but it definitely made him happy for 10 minutes.

Meg, Hazel and a camel.

Henry inside a Peruvian house.

Hazel's Fall look.

This a good picture of a fort Henry made for Hazel and him using pillows, blankets and Hazel's play mat. You can see Hazel's feet coming out the bottom.

Above you can see Hazel's new hair pretty well.


We took a nice walk on a local rail trail. Hazel had this surprise look for most of the journey. I think she wasn't sure what Henry was going to do next.

Henry smiling on the trail.

Henry being goofy with Duck on his head and "making tracks" with play-dough. He's recently told us that Duck is his tiny little brother.

Hazel in the family bumbo! She can sit pretty well in this little chair. She might not get to use it much as Henry has insisted on using it (he doesn't fit too well anymore; as one can imagine!).

Last night I searched a bit of coin.

1,960 quarters yielded six Canadians.

900 dimes had just one Canadian.

560 nickels produced one Buffalo (19??D). It's a bit of bummer that the date is worn off because I don't find too many D mint Buffaloes.

1,100 pennies turned up five Wheats (1940, 1944, 1948, 1957, 1957D), sixteen Canadians and one US dime.

Found: 1 foreign coin (a Philippines 1 Piso)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Besides Hazel's sleeping we had a great long weekend. (That's a big besides because for three days in a row Meg got almost no sleep. :( Fortunately the last two nights haven't been better.) On Saturday we went to the park, went on a walk on the rail trail and then had a spontaneous dinner out at 50's retro diner. It was the first such meal we've had out in a long time and it went well. We'll definitely be going back to that place again with the kids. We followed things up with an apple cider making party at some friends of my in-laws on Sunday.

Monday I had off and spent more time visiting with family. Returning from the supermarket that night Henry spotted a free, large monster truck on the curb. It barely fit the trunk. It's one of those big battery powered riding vehicles you can buy at Toys 'R Us. The battery was removed and I was able to remove the drive mechanism completely to make a good push toy.

Yesterday my company held it's annual Golf Day at a course close to our home. I had my best game ever and am still feeling good about it.

I did better with last week's halves, but it still wasn't too hot. 8,000 halves produced six 90% silver halves (1941S, 1952, 1952D, 3 x 1964) and ten 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 5 x 1967, 2 x 1968D, 1969D).

2,000 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1964).

2,700 dimes had four silver Rosies (1948, 1952, 1960D, 1961), eight Canadians and four US pennies.

1,200 nickels yielded four Canadians (2 Ni), two US pennies and one US dime.

Found: 2 pennies

Friday, October 8, 2010

A quick coin update ...

I found my first large dollars of the year, forty. Nothing great in them though.

8,300 halves didn't turn up anything. That was a whole lot of work. Better luck this week, I hope.

7,400 quarters produced one silver Washington (1943), twelve Canadians, one US nickel, one Bahamas 25¢ and one Bermuda 25¢. That's my first new silver quarter in seven months! I also found a new modern quarter, the 2009D DC.

2,800 dimes had one silver Rosie (1962D), four Canadians, one Barbados 10¢, one Singapore 10¢ and one UK 5 pence.

640 nickels rounded up just one Swiss 20 Rappen.

Lastly, 3,000 pennies yielded seventeen Wheats, thirty-four Canadians and five US dimes. The Wheats were:

1917, 1936, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1944(2), 1947, 1951, 1951D, 1953D, 1956, 1956D(2), 1957D(2), 1958

Found: 7 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 quarters

Redeemed: $1.25