Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just after we got home from our vacation Meg discovered that we had a woodchuck, or whistle pig, in our backyard. He was living under our back porch. Meg saw him quite regularly around 10AM, but I didn't see him for a while. Nonetheless after a week of trying I was able to successful trap him. I caught a skunk in the meantime, but eventually the lure of cantaloupe and a well placed trap did him in. Henry and I moved him to a nearby field. We haven't seen him for a few days. We hope he's OK and won't come back.

8,000 halves turned up just five 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 1967, 1968D, 1976S-Ag circulation) and one proof half (2000S). That's the first 1976S-Ag half I've found in some time, but other than that these were pretty dull.

13,900 pennies rounded up ninety-nine Wheats, ninety Canadians, six US dimes, one Bahamas 1¢, one Euro 2¢ and one German 1 Pfennig (1950). In the Wheats was one I only found once before, the 1932. Only some 9 million were minted.

1916, 1917, 1918, 1920(2), 1929, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1939(2)