It has been a very long week but things seem to be looking up today. Amongst some better news was receiving my first 2009 Lincoln Rail Splitter Cent in change.
I am in Charlotte this weekend because my mother has been in the hospital. On my way to visit her, where my mother was beginning to recognize us and her surroundings, I stopped for a drink at a local convenience store and received a 2009 cent in change.
It only has taken 192 days into 2009 to find my first 2009 coin in circulation. And it took me leaving the Washington, DC area to find it!