Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of a Kind

Here's some good pictures of the kids.

Hazel in her cute coat and surprised look.

Henry pointing to where Hazel is. He has a tendency to bury her and in blankets and toys.

Hazel doing tummy time in a sweater made by her Cioci.

Hazel in the exer-saucer. Henry likes to run around this while she's in it and often spins her in it. She seems to like both of these things and follows him intensely with her eyes when he's doing both.

Henry looking smug while trying out a very old fire engine.

Henry trying out a newer fire engine (with lollipop). The day was a bit crazy, but most of the time he had a blast going in and out of fire trucks with his cousins. They also explored a jail cell and a snazzy new police car.

Hazel and Duck as snapped by Henry.

50 small dollars and 8,000 half dollars only turned up one mint set dollar (2005D) and two 40% silver halves (1967, 1968D).

1,760 quarters rounded up eight Canadians.

2,200 dimes yielded one silver dime (1957 Proof), two Canadians and one US penny. This is only the second proof dime I've found in a roll and the first silver one. Only 1,247,952 were minted.

1,000 nickels had two War Times (1943P, 1945P).

14,500 pennies turned up eighty-two Wheats, ninety-nine Canadians, three US dimes, two UK pennies and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1924, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1934, 1936, 1937(2), 1938(2), 1939(2), 1940(5), 1941(4), 1942(3), 1944(6), 1945(4), 1945D, 1946(9), 1947, 1948(3), 1950S, 1951D, 1953(4), 1954D(3), 1955(4), 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D(5), 1957(2), 1957D(3), 1958(2), 1958D(2)

Last week I also had a really cool "random" coin find. In the reject bin of a Coin Star machine I found a bunch of foreign coins (see below). In them was a coin from Botswana. It's the only coin I have from that country and one of the few I've found from Africa. It's a 10 Thebe.

Found: 1 penny, 5 foreign coins (1 Euro 2¢, 1 Euro 5¢, 1 Canadian 1¢, 1 Canadian 10¢, 1 Canadian 25¢, 1 Botswana 10 Thebe)