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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
    Arlington Heights, IL
    Whites V3 and XLT
    417 times
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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,

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  2. #2
    Aug 2008
    Southern Michigan
    Minelab SE
    369 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

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

  3. #3
    Dec 2008
    Fern Creek Ky
    22 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Man that is in sweet shape.

  4. #4

    Jul 2009
    Spanaway Wa
    Etrac and VX3
    Metal Detecting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

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

  5. #5
    Jul 2008
    Minelab E-Trac ,Tesoro cibola
    1 times

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Absolutely beautiful,its even toned!all the better.

  6. #6
    Charter Member

    Jun 2006
    Moonlight and Magnolias
    Fisher F75, Fisher 1266-X and Tesoro Silver ÁMax
    3480 times
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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.


    2015 CaneField Bandits Totals:
    c.1812-1815 Planter's Bank Counterstamped cut segment of an 8 Reales (75-100 examples known)
    1834 J. Hall Walker & Walton New Orleans Hard Times Token (8-15 examples known)
    Kentucky Military Institute Button
    War of 1812 Navy Cuff Button
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Coat Buttons
    TWO Louisiana Pelican Civil War Cuff Buttons
    c. 1802-1808 Artillery Button
    New York Civil War Coat Button
    General Staff Officer's Civil War Button
    Two Eagle "I" Cuff Buttons
    One General Service Eagle Button
    "In Hoc Signo Vinces" Masonic Sword Belt Plate
    TWO antebellum coin silver "twin hearts" rings
    Mexican War era medallion from an officer's stirrup
    Bingham Miliary School Cap Badge
    Two 1807's and an 1808 Half Reale
    1835 Capped Bust Half Dime
    1842 and 1845 1/4 Francs
    1858-O Seated Quarter
    1854-O (or 1855-O) Seated Quarter
    1906-O and 1916 Barber Quarters
    1839-O, 1842, 1842-O, 1857, 1876, 1887 and one dateless Seated Dimes
    1842, 1849, 1853, THREE 1853-O's THREE 1854-O's, 1855-O, TWO 1857's, 1858-O, and 1860 Seated Half Dimes
    1895-O Barber Half Dollar
    1899-O and 1900-O Barber Dimes
    1942, 1943, and 1957-D Washington Quarters
    Dateless Braided Hair Large Cent
    Antique Silver Ring
    1867 and three dateless Shield Nickels
    Two Sword Hangers
    Civil War bullets: Minieballs, Maynard Carbine, .69 Round, Colt Pistol, Canteen Spouts, Sabre Belt Rig
    IH's, Beefaloes, V Nickels, and GawGag
    Two Tungsten Carbide Wedding Bands and a Silver Ring from the Beach

    OUR 2013 YEAR-END POST: http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/to...-end-post.html

    Any relics, coins, or other items appearing in my signatures were found on PRIVATE PROPERTY with total consent and permission from the owners of said property.

  7. #7
    Apr 2009
    Whites Spectra V3i, Fisher F2
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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
    42 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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
    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
    Minelab Safari, Garrett pro pointer, bounty hunter 202 with a 10in magnum coil, Automax pinpointer,
    63 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    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. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,64-67-69,73-75,81-85,87-09 Cent.

  10. #10
    Jul 2006
    Western PA
    Minelab Explorer SE With a plethora of coils
    232 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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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
    wolf pack!!!

    Sep 2006
    Minlabe SE, ace 250, fisher 1280x
    33 times
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    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Now Thats Nice!
    Leave no stone unturned.

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

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    Beautiful Barber. WTG


  13. #13
    Aug 2008
    Southeast Iowa
    DFX! E-Trac
    354 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

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

  14. #14
    Jul 2006
    701 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .


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

  15. #15
    Sep 2009
    Salem Oregon
    ACE 250
    94 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Boy, was I surprised. . .

    How did you clean it?
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