Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Last night's coins were OK, except for one super stunner!

2,280 quarters had just three Canadians and two US nickels.

2,700 dimes produced two silver dimes (1830, 1956), two Canadians, one Barbados 10¢, one UK 5 pence and one Bermuda 10¢.

One of the last rolls produced a true stunner, a 1830 US dime!! I'm still shocked. I've heard of people finding Seated Liberty dimes before, but I haven't seen any Capped Bust dimes show up on the forums I check out (some people have been lucky enough to find Capped Bust halves). I've only found one Barber dime myself and that one's really crappy. This one is pretty good shape, it doesn't have any dents or gouges and one can read all of the words on it. I think it's worth something like $60. It's the second oldest coin, the oldest US coin and the oldest US dime (beating my 1913, found 6/8/2009, by 83 years) I've found. It is also the rarest, by mintage, dime I've turned up. 510,000 were minted.

1,120 nickels had one War Time (1943S), two Canadians and one Swiss 20 Rappen.

4,400 pennies rounded up thirty-seven Wheats, thirty Wheats, three US dimes, one UK penny (2000) and a penny stamped with the outline of Pennsylvania.

1919, 1926, 1934, 1937D, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944(3), 1945, 1945S, 1946(3), 1947(3), 1948(2), 1950D, 1951, 1951D(2), 1951S, 1953D, 1955(2), 1956D(2), 1957D(2), 1958(2), 1958D(3)