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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
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    Boy, was I surprised. . .

    About 90% of my hunting is in the wooded areas around Chicago and this one particular site
    hasn't disappointed me yet

    Every time I've hunted this site, I've been fortunate to recover a silver or two and at the worst,
    an early Lincoln. But yesterday, was a hunt that I'll always remember.

    While working my way through the Buckthorn, I got a solid quarter signal. . . from all angels. . . and
    when I started digging, I took a wide birth to avoid several roots that were guarding my target.
    After digging a hole about 7" deep and 12" wide, I felt I had all my bases covered so I scanned
    the pile of dirt right next to the hole and got a solid repeatable tone.

    I pin-pointed my target and saw a silver, reeded edge and the unmistakable arrows clenched within
    an eagle's claw and I knew immediately I had found a Barber. I had no clue as to it's date so to
    avoid any damaging scratches, I placed it in a plastic container and waited until I got home to reveal
    it's date.

    It was worth the wait. . . it was the oldest Barber I have ever found

    Thanks for looking,
    watercolor

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  2. #2
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southern Michigan
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    holy smokes that coin is beautiful! congrats on a great find!

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2008
    Fern Creek Ky
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Man that is in sweet shape.

  4. #4
    us
    Tim

    Jul 2009
    Spanaway Wa
    Etrac and VX3
    77
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Super quarter... And in real fine shape.....

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2008
    Neosho,Mo
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Absolutely beautiful,its even toned!all the better.

  6. #6
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    CANE FIELD BANDITS and IRON BRIGADE MEMBER

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Your excellent recovery method and the decision Not to field clean it made a BIG difference in how beautiful that coin looks. Congratulations on the finding, and even more congrats on proper recovery and cleaning. She's a looker.


    Regards,


    Buckles
    2014 CaneField Bandits Totals:
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    1829 Cap and Rays 1 Real
    1876-S Seated Quarter
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    1876-CC, 1876-S, Two 1887 and an 1888 Seated Dimes
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    185? Large Cent
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    CW Eagle "I" Button
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    1943, 1954, and 1963-D Quarters
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    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my finds signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  7. #7
    us
    Apr 2009
    Arkansas
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Awesome barber!! What do you think it grades? Looks like AU to me.
    congrats, peanut

  8. #8
    On extended Holiday.

    Dec 2008
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    I'll second Buckles post. Too many finds are damaged by our lack of self control. Congrats on your great find!

  9. #9
    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

    Dec 2008
    ILL
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    nice barber i hope to find 1 more before the year is out. MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,72,76,84-86,89,1900o-94s,97-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,02,0 4-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2006
    Western PA
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Mmmmmmmm minty!
    Seek and Ye shall find, (not necessarily what You were looking for)

  11. #11
    us
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Texas
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Now Thats Nice!
    Leave no stone unturned.

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2009
    NE Indiana
    1280-x,Cortes, White's 6DB
    199
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Beautiful Barber. WTG

    Ed

  13. #13
    us
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    DFX! E-Trac
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    WOW!! That is a SUPERB Barber! Congrats!!
    Dale

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2006
    All over Texas
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    watercolor,

    That is without a doubt the nicest Barber I have ever seen dug! I would not be surprised if that would grade MS60.


    "Now, if I could just find that stash of gold coins"

  15. #15
    us
    Sep 2009
    Salem Oregon
    ACE 250
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    How did you clean it?
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