Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Here's a couple of pictures of Hazel pulling herself up. She's very obsessed with this new skill of hers. She tries to do it everywhere, even on walls and doors!

I did pretty well with last night's coin searching.

150 small dollars produced one proof (2000S). That's the second new proof of the week! This one isn't in as good a condition.

4,960 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1964), four Canadians, four US nickels and one US penny.

3,000 dimes rounded up five silver Rosies (1951D, 1953, 1962D, 1963D, 1964), three Canadians and three US pennies.

1,600 nickels had one Buffalo (1928), one proof (1959 Proof), four Canadians (3 Ni) and one battery. That's the oldest proof nickel I've found and the rarest nickel by mintage too! Just 1,149,291 were minted. I'm always a bit skeptical about old proofs (those without the S mint mark and a few others), but this one has the telltale extra thick rim and has a lot of reflectiveness to it.

3,500 pennies got me twenty Wheats, twenty-seven Canadians, one US dime and a Euro 2¢.

1935, 1938, 1940, 1941(2), 1944(2), 1945, 1946(3), 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953D, 1956, 1956D(2), 1958D

Found: 6 pennies