In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day #967 - Oldies

This morning we were on the jobsite by 9:30 a.m.

There were several neighbors out walking. Priska stopped her jogging in order to say hello and get a tour of the Palace.

The HVAC crew was working.

We left at 10:30 to head out to a stone manufacturing yard. Spent an hour there. I think we may use the Cobblestone pattern on the fireplace and the Castle Cut on the exterior of the house.

We arrived home by 12:30 in hopes that the bank check had arrived and we could get it deposited. It finally did arrive, but too late in the day to get it deposited.


Norman was bothered that the dog food cupboard was totally empty, so at 6 p.m. Doc and I headed out to pacify the pooch. Doc detoured to the Circle K store to look for coins. He found one by a trashcan and then three run over pennies and a nickel in the street. (Coins #1-5)

Then Doc insisted upon cruising the high school parking lot. Within seconds of entering the lot, he spotted a dime. (Coin #6) I hopped out of the van, fetched the coin, hopped back in and said, “We just need a quarter to get a Hit for the Cycle. Doc drove a few feet and said, “I think we are about to run over that quarter”. I thought he was joking. I looked and said, “No that is just a slug”. But I hopped out to get a better look. It was a quarter! (Coin #7)

Doc parked the van and we each went walking. Doc returned with two pennies. (Coins #8&9). I searched the skateboard park and returned with 5 pennies - one was a 1944 Wheat. (Coins #10-14)


Doc spotted one penny at the first grocery store as we were checking out, plus a penny in the doorway of the burger place next door. (Coins #15&16)

At the second store we parked next to a planter bed (with mostly dirt), so both of us began searching. Doc found a Boomers token and something else. (Coin #17) I found two dirt pennies. (Coins #18&19)

At the third grocery store I found a penny as we entered, then two as we checked out. (Coins #20-22)

At home as I was unpacking the groceries, I turned to find a penny on the floor by the kitchen counter. That floor was just cleaned yesterday. That area is not by my purse or where Doc places his change. I was very surprised to see that one. (Coin #23)

Total: 23 Coins P (19), N (1), D (1), Q (1) + ??(1) = $0.59 + ??

After some cleaning, the mystery coin turned out to be a Standing liberty quarter. It is very worn and it was difficult to see the design.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about the coin:

“ a 25-cent coin struck by the United States Mint issued from 1916 to 1930. The coin was designed by Hermon Atkins MacNeil … a militaristic design, showing a Liberty watchful against attack. The coin suffered repeated delays…The Mint made major changes to MacNeil's design, and did not tell him until he was sent some of the new issue in January 1917. When he objected, the Mint allowed him to redesign the coin, obtaining special legislation for the purpose. One change made was the addition of a chain mail vest, covering Liberty's formerly-bare breast.

In circulation, the coin's date proved to wear away quickly, and in 1925, the Mint modified the design to protect the date. No quarters were struck in 1931, a year in which Congress passed an act placing George Washington on the quarter, ending the Standing Liberty series.”

The meltvalue with Aug 12 silver prices is $7.07

Total Today: 23 Coins $0.59 + $7.07 melt value

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