I had a circulation finds moment in the middle of last week.
They don’t happen often enough as far as I’m concerned.
Something involving silver happens even less frequently.
I received a 1964-D silver Roosevelt dime in my change after lunch on Wednesday.
I was in a hurry.
I was running behind in getting back to my duties after lunch.
I knew I had a silver coin.
The color jumped out at me as soon as it was placed in my hand with a few other coins.
I put the change in my pocket and headed for the door.
I did not even stop long enough to look at the date.
I figured I would check it out later.
The next day when I remembered what had happened, I wanted to take a look.
The silver dime was gone.
I normally empty my pockets at night.
The loose change goes into a plastic container.
It must be there, I thought. I looked.
I went through the top layer to no avail.
Imagine getting the first silver coin in change that I have received in 10 or 15 years and then losing it.
My old circulation finds self from the 1960s would not have believed I could be so careless.
But I apparently was.
I looked in my favorite chair.
I looked in my car seat.
I even looked at my desk at work in case I had absentmindedly put some change on it.
I had, but it was from another day.
No silver dime.
I thought about writing a blog Friday morning to point out my carelessness, but I did not.
Lo and behold, when I got home Friday night I spotted the silver dime on the carpet.
It was hiding in plain sight.
I was pleased to have found it.
The idea of a circulation finds getting away from me disturbed me far more than the $1.28 value would ordinarily warrant.
Buzz blogger Dave Harper has twice won the Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Best Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper "Numismatic News."
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