A Good Day for Old Coins

This morning I found a 1943 nickel in some change. Then this evening another set of change brought me a 1913 penny. (For those keeping score, the former is nearly 70 years old, while the latter is almost 100.)

It makes me wonder how often I’ve blithely passed such treasures from palm to pocket without registering the same subtle irregularities that prompted me to take a closer look today.