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  1. #1

    Aug 2007
    Wherever Silver's Hidin'
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    2 hours...5 digs...5 rusty nails...but with nail #6 came...

    THIS $300+ 1895 Barber Dime

    I'd like to thank the moderator (Jeff of Pa) for allowing me to post this here even though I found it a few weeks ago.

    The best part is after digging it...I just looked up at the sky...thanked God...thanked my mom...hugged my best buddy Hercules...then just chucked it my pocket with the 5 rusty nails....now 6 I guess.

    I am into this hobby for the joy and inner peace it brings me. I am NOT a coin collector.

    I just love to see the glimmer of silver in the hole and in fact STILL feel like a kid at Christmas every time I'm lucky enough to dig one.

    I had NO CLUE this was a VERY valuable dime until I got home...slung it on the counter with the 6 nails. Yes...right dead center in the pile of nails, rust and dirt...which probably rubbed, scratched, etc while in my pocket all the way home.

    I got out my "dug" Barber dime book and noticed I had only a couple of slots left to fill...and THIS one filled one of those slots...COOL.

    I then...just out of curiosity...got out my old 1997 Coin Values magazine and gandered at the barber dime prices.

    1892...1893...1894...1895...ummm 1895:blink:....HOLY CRAP!

    It was then that I realized what I had...so I called over a couple of budies who are avid collectors and one is actually a dealer.

    The both stated it looked to be at least solid Fine condition coin....maybe better. Still had nice details...reeded edge...full liberty...etc.:beers:

    I then clicked on flea-bay to view some past auctions of ones graded VG or fine...and this one looks to blow those away.
    Even a few that they had listed as F-VF don't have the detail this one does...so I'm pretty stoked.

    While its very true I couldn't care less about value...it's pretty sweet that this one is in pretty nice shape and I can give it to my daughter some day.

    I was just talking to 2 close friends today about this hunt site and how it's been a blessing to me since the 70's.

    When I went through the horrid process of losing my mom to cancer a few years ago...this site and my buddy Hercules probably saved my life.

    I've pulled over 350 silver and 1900 wheaties from there over the years...but there is always that possibility of popping one more keeper out....and MORE IMPORTANTLY...I can clear my head and my buddy gets to chase squirrels.

    Today I dug NO other coin in almost 3 hours...and that happens MANY trips here because myself and a ton of others have hunted this site for many years.

    While my personal "foolproof" iron hunting tecnique had me on a 5 nail to ZERO keeper tally...nail #6 DID honestly sound like it had a true shot at being a coin in there with the nail whereas the first 5 digs were "iffy", "bordome" digs that you just have to dig to be sure.

    My best buddy Herky was worn out from the heat when we got home...but was more than glad to lay his head on my leg while I typed up the post.

    It NEVER gets old saying this...."yet another shocking, memorable moment this hobby has given me...and another huge smile it put on my face".
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    Last edited by silverfreak; Sep 05, 2012 at 10:52 PM.
    Here's the story of my BEST FIND EVERhttp://www.treasurenet.com/forums/be...find-ever.html

  2. #2
    Aug 2012
    The Woodlands,Texas
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    Sorry about your mom. But I love to see old money and how things where worded back then
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  3. #3
    Nov 2008
    North Texas
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    Awesome find! Congrats!
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  4. #4
    Feb 2008
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
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    Hey Silverfreak ! It is so nice to see you posting again !!! been awhile - Argentium.

    (oh yeah , great dime !)
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  5. #5
    Jul 2012
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    Awesome Story! Awesome Find! Awesome Hobby! This is what it's about! And man did you work for it too! Great Effort, Way To Go! Also you got one cool hunting buddy!
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  6. #6
    Charter Member
    Aug 2007
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    Congrats on the 1895 barber dime. You better work that spot real good there might be an 1894-S in that area.
    Good to see you posting.
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  7. #7
    Garrett watersports!

    Apr 2011
    Ace250,AT Pro & Garrett Propointer!
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    Nice find...& a beautiful dog!
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    Member of the "Three Amigo Detecting"

  8. #8
    Sep 2007
    New Jersey
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    That's a great dig there. In good shape.
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  9. #9
    CAN YOU DIG IT ! yes I can

    Jul 2012
    GARRET AT PRO ..Whites Classic SL. . modified 9 Function Metal Detector from Harbor Freight tools
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    Nice dog.sweet silver
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  10. #10
    Jul 2012
    Excalibur II
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    That dime probably meant a days wages to someone in 1895. Pretty cool.
    Last edited by Surfview; Sep 06, 2012 at 01:48 AM.
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    (1) Gold Ring
    (1) Silver Ring

    (0) Silver coins
    People who bury pull tabs should be flogged

    Good Luck Detecting!!

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    Nov 2008
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    hi bryce! great to here from ya again. yep im sure mom was looking down at you during that dig awesome hunt bud! willy
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  12. #12
    Apr 2008
    Springfield, Oregon
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    Great shape on that 1895 Barber dime Bryce.....congrats to ya.
    I imagine Herky was tired from chasing those tree rodents again.
    Gold Nuggets
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    It's amazing just how much treasure people loose and we manage to find.

  13. #13
    Jan 2011
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
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    Fantastic find!.....So Sorry to hear about your mother, I've buried my dad,niece,sister and a brother. But I think my mother will be the hardest.
    God Bless all who have lost a loved one................................HH

    If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
    -Samuel Adams-

  14. #14
    Feb 2012
    712 times
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    nothing like finding key dates!
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  15. #15
    Charter Member
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
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    There is no use denying it.......if you have a Barber dime album and only have a few slots to fill, you're a collector! Way to go!
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