Sunday, November 27, 2011

T-Day Report



25 small dollars had nothing.

8,001 yielded one 90% silver half (1964) and one 40% silver half (1967).

2,640 quarters produced eight Canadians, one US nickel and one UK 10 pence.

2,250 dimes rounded up four Canadians, one US penny, one UK 5 pence, one Aruba 10¢ and one Euro 1¢.

1,080 nickels had just six Canadians (1 Ni).

8,250 pennies got me forty-eight Wheats, sixty-three Canadians, three US dimes and one Barbados 1¢.

1919, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935(2), 1940, 1941(2), 1942(2), 1944(6), 1945(2), 1946(4), 1946D, 1946S, 1947D, 1948, 1949, 1949S, 1950, 1951D(3), 1952D, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1955D, 1956(2), 1956D, 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958D(2)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yesterday Henry had a feast at school for Thanksgiving. "Feast" was the word to describe it. They ate with the other class and had small pizzas with no crust that didn't require any cutting up into pieces, carrot sticks and juice. Somehow Henry ended up stepping into the dip for the carrots. He didn't tell us how that happened. Afterwards Meg and the kids went to Target. Meg got Henry and Hazel a small Christmas tree with lights on it. They are very excited about it. It's now up in Henry's room. Henry's most proud of his ability to "turn it on" (plug it in). Not sure how excited I am about him and plugs, but I guess one has to start sometime.

Meg e-mailed me this cute story on Monday:

Owen was yelling that he wanted juice, but Lauren didn't get it right away because she was busy. So Griffin said to Owen, "You need to yell louder. She can't hear you." (she could) Owen subsequently started yelling very loudly that he wanted juice. Still no response from Lauren, so Henry piped up with, "You need to use your manners and say 'please'." Owen put the two together and yelled that he wanted juice, please. :)

25 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 quarters produced one proof quarter (2002S IN), thirteen Canadians, fifteen US nickels and five US dimes. Indiana is now the first state for which I've found the clad and silver proof varieties.

6,450 dimes yielded three silver Rosies (1952, 1963D, 1964), eleven Canadians and one UK 5 pence.

2,520 nickels got me one proof nickel (1980S), thirteen Canadians (4 Ni), eight US dimes and two US pennies.

4,550 pennies rounded up twenty-two Wheats, thirty-five Canadians and five US dimes.

1935, 1944(4), 1944D, 1945(2), 1946(3), 1950D, 1951D, 1953(2), 1956(2), 1957, 1958, 1958D

Found: five pennies, one nickel, one dime and one quarter

Thursday, November 17, 2011

6,680 quarters turned up four Canadians, one US dime and one Panama ¼ Balboa (1966).

1,050 dimes yielded one silver Rosie (1964D) and five Canadians.

240 nickels got me one Canadian.

2,600 pennies produced one proof (1980S), fifteen Wheats, nineteen Canadians and four US dimes. This lot of pennies puts me past 3,000,000 pennies! (2007-2011)

1942(3), 1944(3), 1946, 1953(2), 1953D(3), 1956D(3)

Found: 1 foreign coin (a Austrian 50 Groschen)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When I got home yesterday I got a nice surprise from Henry he ran up to me saying, "Nonnie got Hazel new clothes! School was good!" Best of all Henry himself was in new pajamas! Somehow Meg used Hazel getting new fluffy clothes (some cute fleece wear) to convince Henry to not wear his same old pajamas to bed! It's miracle. I think he's worn the same pajamas for five months now. That's a lot of washing of the same set of clothes!

Last night's coins were pretty boring.

57 small dollars and 6 half dollars had nothing.

3,800 quarters produced eleven Canadians and one East Caribbean States 25¢.

950 dimes rounded up four Canadians.

880 nickels yielded one Buffalo and one Canadian.

4,450 pennies turned up twenty-four Wheats, twenty-six Canadians and five US dimes.

1924, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1944(3), 1944D, 1946(3), 1948(2), 1949, 1950, 1950D, 1952D, 1955, 1956(3), 1956D, 1957, 1957D

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This weekend things went much smoother than last. We got some good housework done. It felt good to get a bunch of our leaves dealt with and we had some fun family time doing it to.

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50 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 halves produced four 90% silver halves (1945S, 3 x 1964), four 40% silver halves (1965, 1967, 2 x 1968D) and two proof halves (1972S, 1976S).

3,560 quarters rounded up one proof quarter (1979S), three Canadians, two US dimes, five US nickels and one US penny (stuck to a quarter).

4,100 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1947D, 1958D), three Canadians, two Swiss ½ francs, one Cayman Islands 5¢ and two US pennies (both 1943D steel Wheats).

880 nickels turned up two Canadians.

6,550 pennies got me thirty-nine Wheats, thirty-nine Canadians and one US dime.

1936, 1936D, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1942D, 1944(5), 1944D, 1945(2), 1946(3), 1950(2), 1952(2), 1952D(3), 1953(2), 1953D(3), 1955(2), 1955D, 1956, 1957(3), 1957D(3)

Found: 2 dimes (one was a 1960D silver dime)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Here's some pictures Meg took recently (except the first one, which was taken by Henry).

















13,400 pennies turned up one Indian Head (1895), four hundred seventy Wheats, ninety-five Canadians, seven US dimes, one Canadian dime, two Bahamas 1¢ and one Trinidad & Tobago 1¢. That's the second most Wheats I've come across in one sitting! These came mostly from fourteen rolls that were all from the same customer. The Indian Head was unrelated to this hoard. It's in very good shape. I also got a clipped penny.



1911, 1919, 1920, 1928, 1930, 1934, 1935, 1936(3), 1937(4), 1937S, 1939(2) ...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

162 small dollars and 17 half dollars had nothing.

6,440 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1951D), eight Canadians, five US nickels, one Irish 5 pence and one UK 10 pence.

5,850 dimes produced two silver Rosies (1957, 1962), eight Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢, one Australian 5¢ (1977) and one UK 5 pence.

3,000 nickels rounded up one proof nickel (1999S), two War Times (1944S, 1945P), eight Canadians (1 Ni) and one Indian 50 Paise. It's pretty cool to have turned up all of these proof coins lately.

Found: 1 nickel

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last night Henry went to sleep without any problems, three books and very little complaining, definitely no fighting. It felt like a miracle.

8,000 half dollars had just one 40% silver half (1969D).

1,080 quarters rounded up one Canadian, three US dimes, one US nickel, one Cayman Islands 25¢, one East Caribbean States 25¢ and one Bermuda 25¢.

1,750 dimes yielded three Canadians, one UK 5 pence and one Guatemala 5¢ (2008).

880 nickels had squat.

10,850 pennies produced forty-three Wheats, eighty-two Canadians, one Panama 1¢, four US dimes and one Bahamas 1¢.

1914, 1929, 1935, 1940(3), 1941(2), 1942, 1944(3), 1945(2), 1946(3), 1947, 1948(3), 1949, 1952(2), 1952D, 1953D(2), 1955, 1955D, 1956(3), 1957(2), 1957D(5), 1958(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 2 pennies, 3 dimes, one foreign Coin (a Canadian quarter)

Friday, November 4, 2011

4,680 nickels yielded one proof nickel (1993S), three War Time (3 x 1943P, 1944P), five Canadians, one Somalia 10¢ (1999), two Bermuda 5¢ and one Bahamas 5¢. I was pretty pleased to find my second proof of the week. I also got a 1949S in this bunch.

10,950 pennies rounded up one proof penny (1999S), forty-nine Wheats, sixty-three Canadians, one Euro 2¢ and one Panama 1¢.

1926, 1939, 1940(3), 1941, 1942, 1944(3), 1945(8), 1945D, 1945S, 1946(3), 1947, 1948(3), 1950, 1951, 1951D, 1952(2), 1952D(3), 1954D(2), 1955, 1956D(3), 1957D(6), 1958D(2)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011



This weekend I took Friday and Monday off to give me a four day weekend. On Friday Henry, Hazel and I along with my sister and nephew Liam visited my grandparents. It was a good visit. Henry was very excited about the fluffy snow they had there. (Little did he know!) My grandmother did some appreciated spoiling with a round of late morning ice cream cones. We continued the visiting with trip to my folks on Saturday. Once again Henry was very taken with the snow. Hazel had fun out there too.



And then on Sunday we had more snow then we could have imagined for October. Meg and I were worried all night about the destruction that this snow might bring, but we survived pretty well. All of our small trees looked horrible, but after I shook the snow off them and trimmed the broken branches they seemed to be relatively OK. We lost power for only an hour which was much better than lots of friends and family.

The worst was our neighbor's tree which almost completely collapsed on our driveway and the road. (as seen above)

Fortunately I had lots of help shoveling the driveway!









The snow did cancel a Halloween party we were all looking forward to, but trick-or-treating went as planned. In contrast to previous years Henry was excited to put his costume on. We were also successful in getting on Hazel's chicken costume (Meg made her costume from two onesies, some stuffing and a couple of boas).



Here's Hazel, Evan, Liam and Henry all dressed up and ready to go.



Hazel spent most of her trick-or-treating time in Nicole's wagon enjoying a feather covered lollipop. Henry did really well following (and at times leading) the gang going up to about a dozen houses in Nicole's neighborhood.

It was great time.

The next morning I attended a parent-teacher conference at Henry's school. During my talk with Henry's teacher she showed me two drawings he had made that blew my mind. Two months of school have helped him so much. Meg and I couldn't be happier with the experience.





Henry told us this last one was a picture of himself.

97 small dollars and 8,000 half dollars had nothing. A lot of work for nought. :(

11,440 quarters turned up eighteen Canadians, eighteen US nickels, six US dimes, one heart medal, one car wash token, one Italian 50 Lire (1967), one UK 10 pence and one Bermuda 25¢.

8,600 dimes yielded four silver Rosies (1946, 1959D, 1961, 1963D), eleven Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢, one US penny, one UK 5 pence and one plastic dime (says March of Dimes on it).

11,750 pennies rounded up seventy-nine Wheats, seventy-three Canadians, two US dimes, one South African 1¢ and one off center penny. The pennies contained my third Canadian George V cent for the month of October; the 1933.

1916D, 1919, 1920, 1935, 1939, 1940(2), 1941(3), 1942(2), 1944(4), 1944S, 1945(5), 1945D, 1946(4), 1947(2), 1948(2), 1949(2), 1950(2), 1951(2), 1951D(2), 1952, 1952D, 1953(2), 1954, 1954S, 1955(4), 1955D(2), 1956(4), 1956D(8), 1957(2), 1957D(5), 1958(5), 1958D(3)

Found: 9 pennies, 1 quarter, 3 tokens (2 arcade tokens and 1 NH highway token)