Monday, January 14, 2008
I finally got one!
I know . . . what I'm about to say qualifies me as a total nerd. But this was a red letter day in the life of Mike.
For several years, I've been collecting state quarters in one of those coin folders that nerdy people use for their coin collections. I've collected all of them up through the 2007 Idaho quarter. Except, until today, I had never been able to find a Wisconsin "D" quarter -- "D" being the letter stamped on the front side indicating it was minted in Denver rather than Philadelphia ("P"). I understand these are pretty rare. Plus collectors like to to hoard them because there are some Wisconsin "D" quarters that have a flaw on them which makes them more valuable.
Anyway, I went to Lowe's to get some fertilizer, and instead of paying for it with my debit card like I usually do, I used cash. And lo and behold, I noticed in the change a Wisconsin "D" quarter! So I gleefully took it home and put it in my nerdy "Fifty State Commemorative Quarter Folder."
A happy man am I!