Saturday, March 12, 2011

Last night I got two things that helped me forget about things (one Meg could enjoy more than the other, you decide) a well behaved, tasty dinner out and really cool coin find.

We took Henry and Hazel out to the "Red Diner." That's not it's real name, but that's what Henry calls it (it's mostly silver colored, however). Meg and I had some pretty good fish and chips. The best part is the kids were great. We had no problems at all with them.

125 small dollars turned up two proof dollars (2 x 2001S), one mint set dollar (2002D) and a Dominican Republic $1 Peso coin. I have already found one 2001S dollar, but these are both in better shape than one. The Dominican Republic coin is a new one for me. Let's hope I don't find more of these. I don't mind paying $1 once for such coin (that's the price of the hobby), but I don't want to buy more than one at that cost! ;)

8,000 halves yielded six 90% silver halves (2 x 1963D, 4 x 1964), seventy-five 40% silver halves (1965, 7 x 1966, 25 x 1967, 27 x 1968D, 15 x 1969D) and a British Honduras 50¢ (1901). The British Honduras coin is really cool. It's the only Queen Victoria coin and the third oldest foreign coin I've found so far. It's slightly smaller than a US half dollar, just 10,000 were minted and it's 92.5% silver. I looked it up in my catalog and found a few similar ones that have sold on E-Bay. Based on that I'm guessing it is worth $25-$30. It was feeling like it was a long time since I found what I call a stunner. This fits the bill I think!