Thursday, December 16, 2010

I searched a big batch of coin last night and had fun putting together a composter with Henry (he loves getting the tools out!). Someday we'll teach Hazel how to use tools, but for now she'll just have to watch.

1 Large dollar, 34 small dollars and 75 halves produced five 90% silver halves (1951, 1952, 1957D, 1962D, 1964) and five 40% silver halves (1967, 2 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D).

5,860 quarters yielded just ten Canadians, seven US nickels and one Canadian nickel (1 Ni). A whole-lotta-nothing!

5,000 dimes had two silver Rosies (1954, 1964D), three Canadians, one Swiss ½ franc, three US pennies, one UK 5 pence and a error dime, a US dime with a cud on the reverse. I've found nickels with cuds, but this is the first dime I've found with such an error.

2,960 nickels turned up two War Times (1943P, 1944P), four Canadians and one US dime.

I'm not done with the pennies just yet.