Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two New Wheats!

Yesterday Nonnie came over to visit us. Meg and her took the kids to the playground. It's attached to the kindergarten Henry and Hazel will one day go to. Henry told Meg, "this my first day at kindergarten!" I think he misunderstood her a bit. ;) Hazel had her first chance to use the swings. Meg said she liked it and did pretty well. I'm looking forward to seeing her and Henry in them more.

Henry's been telling us a lot lately, "I hear you." I'm sure this is because we say the same thing after being exhausted from a seemingly infinite number of "I go outside?!" requests/demands from him (or something similar). Yesterday when Meg made a request of Henry he said, "I can't hear you" ... cute once, not so much the next time.

I had an awesome night with my coins. I guess my mother-in-law brings good luck.

403 small dollars had two mint set dollars (2002D, 2006P).

920 quarters brought me just one Bermuda 25¢.

1,200 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1962), three Canadians and two US pennies.

3,080 nickels produced two War Times (1945P, 1945S), four Canadians, eleven US pennies (thanks!), three US dimes and one Brazil 10¢.

4,850 pennies turned up sixteen Wheats, twenty-three Canadians and one US dime. I thought I was going to do really well with the Wheats because two-thirds of these pennies were in really old wrappers. Those didn't pan out; most were 95% copper pennies (good for some, but not my thing), but there were hardly any Wheats in them. I had much better luck with the rest of the pennies. In them I first found a 1921S! I was flying high after that. I only found one new Wheat all of last year (in October). 15,274,000 were minted. That definitely made up for the lack of Wheats in the rolls. At that point I only had a few more rolls to search. In one of those rolls, however, was a 1928D ... yet another new one for me. I still can't believe it. I haven't found two new Wheats in one sitting/blogging since 2008! This particular penny has a mintage of 31,170,000 so I "knew" it'd turn up one of these days. It was worth the wait.

1921S, 1927, 1928D, 1939(2), 1941, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1952D, 1953D(2), 1955, 1957D, 1958D





I now have have found 123 of the 140 Wheat varieties available (I don't count some small/large mint mark sizes that some people do). I've got 17 varieties to go, four have mintages over 10,000,000 and seem likely to be found to me; the other seven will take some good luck.

Variety
Mintage
1938-D
20,010,000
1913-D
15,804,000
1938-S
15,180,000
1912-D
10,411,000
1922-D
7,160,000
1913-S
6,101,000
1910-S
6,045,000
1915-S
4,833,000
1926-S
4,550,000
1912-S
4,431,000
1914-S
4,137,000
1911-S
4,026,000
1924-D
2,520,000
1909-S
1,825,000
1914-D
1,193,000
1931-S
866,000
1909-S V.D.B.
484,000


Found: 1 dime

1 comments:

Mary said...

Nonnie's wondering if there's some kind of a commission for this?