“Olly olly oxen free”

It has been a while since my last column, but to be honest, I have had a dry spell. I have not been able to find anything newsworthy. One interesting thing happened on election day. People visited Susan B. Anthony’s grave in the Mt. Hope Cemetery and posted their “I Voted” stickers on her tombstone in remembrance of women’s suffrage.

Cents: Only lots of 2014 Philadelphia cents. Not a single “wheatie” in months…

Nickels: Only lots of 2014 Philadelphia nickels. Not a single Jefferson nickel before 1960…

Dimes: My “best” find over the last several months—a 2012 Canadian dime. I did find one dime I got excited about. It appeared to have a small clip (incomplete planchet), alas it was only circulation damage.

2014-everglades-25c-rQuarters: Lately, I have received quite a few 2014 American the Beautiful Everglades quarters from Philadelphia. Quite a nice coin.

Currency: A couple of one dollar star notes. Not finding many these days, might make a difference in the future. I guess the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has been getting it right.

Time to start the search for 2015 coinage. I saw where the Philadelphia Mint had set a new record one day last summer minting over 42 million coins in one day! It is hard to believe we need all of those coins.

Hopefully, we will see some fresh metal in our pocket change soon. Happy New Year, from your street level collector!