Thursday, March 31, 2011


Yesterday when I called Meg at lunch she told me that Hazel said "Dad" when the phone rang and "Dad" when I left the house. We're not entirely sure, but it does seem like she says, "dah" for me and "bah" for Henry. My mother thinks she's saying "brother" for Henry. It's all exiting whatever she's saying and we're certainly having a lot of fun with her lately.

The coins ... (big week)

2,090 small dollars and 27 large dollars turned up six mint set dollars (2002D, 2003P, 2003D, 2005P, 2007D, 2008D), four Canadians (including a new one for me, 2008 RCM) and a UK 2 pence. That's the largest batch of small dollars I've ever picked up at one bank and I've now searched more small dollars in 2011 then I did in 2010 and also in 2009. I was hoping to find a proof dollar, but I'm pretty satisfied with the new mint set dollar. I now have just two mint set Sacagawea dollars to go, 2007P & 2008P. The 2008D dollar I found is the rarest by mintage, 1,820,000.

2,160 quarters produced just six Canadians and one UK 10 pence.

3,000 dimes turned up three silver Rosies (1948, 1961, 1963), fourteen Canadians and one Bermuda 10¢.

2,960 nickels yielded two War Times (1945D, 1945S), fifteen Canadians (4 Ni) and one US dime.

6,300 pennies rounded up thirty-five Wheats, twenty-nine Canadians, two US dimes and one button.

1935(2), 1940, 1942(3), 1944, 1945(3), 1946(5), 1946S, 1948(2), 1952, 1952D, 1953, 1954(2), 1955(2), 1955D, 1956(2), 1957D, 1958, 1958D(4)