13 May 2010

One Thin Dime

Yesterday while filling in at the circulation desk, I was giving change to someone after she paid a fine, and I saw something odd in the dime drawer. When the woman left, I looked again and found a silver Mercury dime. I dropped a quarter in trade, and have been feeling the slippery, 66-year-old surface all day. A sign? Maybe so, maybe no. At any rate, it is an unexpected treasure.