Thursday, August 30, 2012

Yesterday was Henry's first full day of school for this year. He went in on Tuesday with Meg, but that was a comparatively brief introduction to the new teacher and class. That went pretty well so we had decent expectations for the first day. Henry also told me he was "looking forward to it." (my words, his confirmation) I didn't here much directly from Henry about yesterday, but he told Meg a bunch.

He was dropped off with no problems (always a good sign). He told us that "some kids read books. The teacher told me a story about herself and then woke up." We're not sure what that meant, but like most of Henry's stories you have to fill in the details yourself and do a lot of guessing as to the true meaning. He also told us, "Wyatt used the swings too much" and expressed that he missed his buddy Ryan especially when outside during playtime. He told us some details about the Legos the classroom has and told us that "they sang 'The Wheels on the Bus', but I didn't help them; the teacher let me pick which part to do."

252 small dollars turned up one proof dollar (2003S).

9,800 quarters rounded up two silver quarters (1937, 1964), one proof quarter (2005S OR), nineteen Canadians, one US dime and one Bermuda 25¢. This batch pushed me over the 2 million mark!

8,950 dimes yielded five silver Rosies (1948, 1953, 1959D, 1960D, 1964), nineteen Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢ and one Mexican 10¢.

3,600 nickels got me one Buffalo (1936), two War Times (2 x 1943P), nine Canadians (6 Ni), one US dime, one US penny, one Bermuda 5¢ and one semi-key Jefferson, the 1949S.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

144 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 half dollars produced ten 40% silver halves (1966, 3 x 1967, 4 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D) and one proof half (1979S).

2,800 quarters turned up two silver Washingtons (1951D, 1953D), one proof quarter (2005S Minnesota), thirteen Canadians, eight US nickels, two US dimes, one US penny, one Bermuda 25¢, one UAE 1 Dirham and one Argentine 25¢ (1994). The proof and the Argentine coins are new ones for me.

4,400 dimes yielded three silvers (1944D, 1962D, 1964D), four Canadians, one UK 5 pence and two US pennies.

2,480 nickels turned up one Buffalo (1936), two War Times (2 x 1943P), one Ecuador 5¢, one Swiss 20 Rappen, four US dimes and nine Canadians (3 Ni).

5,000 pennies rounded up thirty-three Wheats and twenty-four Canadians.

1920, 1937(2), 1938

Thursday, August 23, 2012

25 small dollars and 20 half dollars had three mint set dollars (3 x 2012P Chester Arthur). That's the first mint set Presidential dollar I've come across.

1,920 quarters turned up one Canadian and one Bermuda 25¢.

2,250 dimes rounded up four silver Rosies (1957D, 1959, 1963, 1964D), ten Canadians (including one 80% silver, 1960), one UK 5 pence and one US penny.

840 nickels had four Canadians (2 Ni).

4,900 pennies produced one Indian Head (1891), twenty-eight Wheats, twenty-four Canadians, four US dimes, one Euro 2¢ and one error penny (I'm not sure if this is really an error penny. I have to investigate more.). That's the first Indian Head penny I've found in some time and it is a new one for me!

1924, 1935

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

38 small dollars and 4 halves had nothing.

6,160 quarters produced one silver Washington (1952D), nine Canadians, thirteen US nickels, three US dimes and one Dominican Republic 25¢.

2,800 dimes had one silver Rosie (1962D), five Canadians and a new modern one for me, the 2012P.

1,920 nickels turned up two War Times (1943P, 1945P), three US dimes and two Canadians.

Monday, August 20, 2012

8,000 halves had one 90% silver half (1964), two 40% silver halves (1967, 1969D) and a nice off center half. (Picture forthcoming ... Henry ruined our camera by attempting to do "an experiment" and photograph underwater.)

22,050 pennies turned up eighty-five Wheats, one hundred fifty-three Canadians, three Bermuda 1¢, one Bahamas 1¢, nine US dimes, one Euro 2¢ and one UK penny.

1919, 1927, 1928, 1935

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Last night I searched a lot of coin. It wasn't that exciting though.

82 small dollars and 55 half dollars had nothing.

10,160 quarters turned up ten Canadians, twenty-two US nickels, one US dime, one French franc (1960), one Bahamas 25¢ and one Bermuda 25¢.

6,850 dimes rounded up two silver Rosies (1952, 1964), seven Canadians, one Barbados 10¢ and one UK 5 pence.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Here's a picture Henry took of one of scenes. He was quite proud of it. The firemen and policemen are fixing the power lines.

8,000 halves produced one 90% silver half (1964), forty-six 40% silver halves (1965, 6 x 1966, 18 x 1967, 20 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D), one proof half (1976S) and seven colored halves. I'm not sure what to call the last category exactly, they're halves with a color picture on the obverse that someone printed on them before selling them for some crazy price. There are two of Obama, one of Santa Claus, one of the 150th anniversary of Bull Run and three that have the state quarter images on them (RI, LA and NC). I didn't keep them, but it was odd finding so many at once.

9,500 pennies turned up thirty-six Wheats (including one Steelie, 1943S), seventy-eight Canadians, six US dimes and one UK penny.

1918, 1936, 1937

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just a really quick coin post ...
560 quarters had just one Canadian nickel.
700 dimes turned up one silver Rosie (1951) and seven Canadians.
480 nickels produced one Bermuda 5¢.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

This past weekend we had a lot fun times.

On Saturday we went to Evan's rock launch Boy Scout event. Both Evan and Liam had made rockets to launch at a local school. Henry and Hazel had a good time sitting in the shade with Uncle Greg, Nana and Grandpa to watch the rockets and eat candy. Like most things one can tell what impressed Henry most when one hears what he tells someone who wasn't there about the experience (Meg in this case). "The smallest boy had the biggest rocket!" "Some rockets had parachutes and others had streamers." In the afternoon to cool of we filled up our three year old Target pool (what a great buy) and let the kids go crazy in it. It was cute. Even though the horseplay was a little rough, no one got hurt!

The fun continued on Sunday. Meg had the good idea of taking the kids to the Boston Children's Museum. I had never been, but Meg and the kids had been several times. Henry had been talking about taking me there throughout the week. It was a great time.

8,175 halves turned up eighteen 40% silver halves (1965, 7 x 1967, 6 x 1968D, 4 x 1969D) and one proof half (1979S).

4,320 quarters produced one silver Washington (1961D), two Canadians, seven US nickels, one US dime and one arcade token.

4,150 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (1964, 1964D), five Canadians, one UK 5 pence and two US pennies.

2,920 nickels rounded up one dateless Buffalo (S mint), one War Time (1943P), seven Canadians (2 Ni), one Bermuda 5¢ and one Euro 10¢.

6,450 pennies got me thirty-two Wheats, nineteen Canadians, one Bermuda 1¢ and one Chinese 5 Jiao (2000).

1935(2), 1938

Friday, August 3, 2012

Henry built this railroad system with an adjacent city and rock quarry yesterday. He was quite proud of himself. We are too; we just wish he built it somewhere other than the middle of the living room!

I found this funny self portrait of Henry on the camera just now.

One more funny question from Henry was uttered yesterday, "Why did you and Dad give me a baby sister?"

1 small dollar was nothing.

2,400 quarters turned up two Canadians, four Chinese 1 Yuan (in the same roll), one Indian 1 Rupee, one US dime, one US nickel and one Euro $1 (seems a fair trade for me, 25¢ for $1.22 in Euros).

850 dimes produced four silvers (1946, 1951S, 1954, 1960D) and one Canadian. The silver dimes were all in the same roll.

440 nickels had one Buffalo (1919D) and one Canadian (1 Ni). It was pretty sweet to find another new older coin just two days after a new Wheat!

Darn Blogger keeps rotating my coin images! I'm trying to fix them, but their Picassa editor isn't working for me either.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

For the past two weeks Meg has been sick, very sick for the past six days or so. We've had lots of help from family which has been great. Yesterday Meg started to get some answers and some prescriptions that should put her on the path to recovery. It feels much better to be heading in the right direction. I stayed home yesterday with her and the kids. I think it was good for the kids, but boy did Henry and I have some fights over some dumb stuff. He had a fit over Hazel sitting in "his" spot on the couch, that I told him to eat first then brush his teeth, that we weren't getting him a new toy that day and that I insisted on his using a big kid cup. It wasn't pretty at times, but he's definitely been missing Mom. I understand. We've all missed Meg a lot (most all Meg misses the normal Meg!).

Despite the fits I had some good times with Henry and Hazel. We went to the library, the park and the Ecotarium. The Ecotarium was especially fun. Henry told me, "the rain is taking my pants down!" It was raining really hard I guess!

Henry's also been asking a lot of tough questions lately that I have at times struggled to answer. It sure is tough (but fun sometimes) to combine my non-expert science knowledge with Henry's comprehension and come up with an answer he's satisfied with and isn't just, "I don't know." Some of his questions are: "Why are roads bumpy?," "Why do strobe lights make things slower?," "Why is it raining?" and "Why is there lightning?"

4 large dollars, 55 small dollars and 4 half dollars had nothing.

3,600 quarters turned up one silver Washington (1954D) and five Canadians.

2,400 dimes had nothing.

1,480 nickels got me one War Time (1943P), three Canadians (1 Ni), one Bermuda 5¢ and one US dime.

2,400 pennies yielded fifty-eight Wheats, nineteen Canadians and four US dimes. In the pennies was a new Wheat for me, the 1922D, and a bunch of other good ones including the 1932D which I only got once before. Especially considering the small amount I searched this could be the best batch of pennies I've had. I also found a new modern penny for me, the 2012D.

1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1922D, 1923, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932D, 1933, 1934, 1937S, 1938, 1939