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  1. #1

    Jul 2005
    Etrac
    313
    25 times

    Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    I can finally mark the Barber Half off my "coins to find" list. 1898, not the best condition, but it's a keeper. Also got a silver Washington, a Merc worn thin with no date, a silver St. Christopher, five wheaties, a handful of clad and the usual trash. Found with my Etrac in a public school yard. I've been passing on this school yard for the last five years. The school was built in 1950's and it didn't appeal to me as a place for old coins. After researching some old Sanborn maps, I found out that this property has had a school on it since the 1880s. It produced a couple of Indian heads and a seated dime earlier this year.
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  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2009
    Central MN
    Explorer SE Pro & X-Terra 50
    54

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Good digs -- way to go on the research too!
    Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.

  3. #3
    us
    Sep 2007
    Greenville,NC
    Whites TDI, Teknetics T2 Ltd, GPX 5000
    1,312
    9 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Heck good or bad condition doesnt matter its still a barber, and a mighty fine one at that. I have not been fortunate enough to dig one yet, Congrats on a great save

    Cw
    WWW.WEDIGDIXIEFORUMS.COM
    Researching, Recovering & Preserving America's Past

  4. #4
    us
    Wolfpack Life Member

    Mar 2005
    Stephens City, Virginia
    Treasure Ace250 Tesoro Cibola
    2,567
    40 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Excellent finds. Congrats.

    DM

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2007
    Western Massachusetts
    Minelab Excal 1000, Tesoro Silver Umax, Tiger Shark and Whites MXT.
    3,637
    8 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Great looking coin!

  6. #6
    us
    Feb 2009
    Bounty Hunter, ACE 250 with 9X12 coil
    1,669
    4 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Very nice

  7. #7
    us
    Mar 2009
    Illiniois
    Fisher F70 with 11"DD coil, CZ-21 with 10" coil, Fisher 1265X
    228
    12 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    I love those Barber halves. Great find. The school in my town is on property listed on the Sanborn maps as being an 1880's school. I just figured everything had been bulldozed so much that it wasn't worth detecting. You sure changed my mind! Hopefully, its not the same school you just hit. Any chance you are from the Southern Illinois?

  8. #8
    us
    Your best find is still in the ground somewhere

    Jan 2007
    Hazelwood, MO
    White's Prizm II, White's Coinmaster
    2,437
    365 times
    Metal Detecting
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Congrats on a great find I have yet to find a Barber half.

    Nat

  9. #9
    us
    Oct 2008
    Laguna Hills California
    Whites DFX, Whites V3
    1,643
    2 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Nice finds WTG

  10. #10
    us
    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,044
    183 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    congrats on the sweet silver !!!
    ALLEN

  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2008
    Virginia
    GARRETT GTAx 550
    1,514
    10 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Awesome finds,Not much better than silver but gold
    Congrats

    fortbball9

  12. #12
    us
    Apr 2008
    Eau Claire, WI
    Garrett Ace 250
    725
    2 times

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    I've been passing on this school yard for the last five years. The school was built in 1950's and it didn't appeal to me as a place for old coins.
    Looks can be deceiving!
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2007
    N. San Diego County
    Ace 250
    10,318
    37 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Looks like it's not too worn to me .nice coin

  14. #14
    us
    In North Carolina!

    Feb 2007
    Down East North Carolina
    Garrett AT PRO (As of 10/2011)
    1,154
    3 times
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    Big Silver and a Barber ... it definitely deserves a big CONGRATZ!
    Low & Slow ... Dig Everything ... Sounds Easy Enough!

  15. #15
    us
    17123105628 is my cell plz look on FB Detecting the Heart land and Deep digging Iowa. There you'll find me posting.

    Apr 2008
    MV, IA
    Minelab Equinox 600 with 11 inch coil. BLuetooth head set and Minelab pin pointer. My back is the Minelab Explorer II w/ 12 x 9 NEL coil, Minelab pinpointer and Deep woods headphones.
    941
    214 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: Mark this one off the "to find" list....1898 Barber Half

    better than the one I found last yr 1899-S in Fair to gd.
    What you do in life, will echo a eternity,
    OIF 2007-2008, OEF 2010-2011

 

 
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