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  1. #1

    Jan 2005
    South Georgia
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    WooHoo! Barber half! (UPDATE) Barber quarter and other pics added!!!

    It's a first for me! Quarters seemed to be the biggest I could find, but today was different. I was hunting the old spot in town where I had found an old compass, clay pipe, and some other relics. I've been wondering where the old coins were...beginning to get discouraged. I got another loud repeatable signal and dug without taking too much care, and popped out a brown cruddy disk. In the fading light, I just thought it was a round plug or maybe an aluminum token (I'm used to silver coming up shining). I rubbed it a bit to see if I could see any detail...and saw that it was a barber! I jumped up and took off across the lot towards the other end, where my brother and my friend were hunting...hollering the whole way. What a rush! It's not worth a fortune, but at the moment, it felt like I won the lottery.

    I don't know why I get such satisfaction from finding stuff like this. If someone just gave it to me, it wouldn't have been so cool. But anyway...I cleaned it in the sink with water and a brush, but it only cleaned up enough to see it a bit better. I took pics after cleaning in the sink. You can't read the date. I decided to electrocute it a little bit. Man, the crud just bubbled up and brushed off of it revealing a much prettier coin than I thought I had!

    This week turned out to be great for me and my friend. He found his first Barber dime...a 1892. I found my first indian cent...a 1904, and then I found my first half...a barber at that. It's an 1898 O. I can't quit looking at it.

    Maybe I'll get to give it another shot tomorrow!

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    "A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
    the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
    - Proverbs 22:3

  2. #2
    us
    Jul 2006
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Cheese: Nice Barber! Even Slick it's still Silver! Must be Dated between 1892-1909! (Last N.O. Date)

    HH Joe
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
                          Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy!

  3. #3

    Jan 2005
    South Georgia
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    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Thanks Joe. The date came out just fine after electrolosys. 1898 O.
    "A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them;
    the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
    - Proverbs 22:3

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
    Minelab XT70, Fisher 1280, Garrett Ace 250 and MH5
    8,334
    166 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Congrats on the big silver and nice job cleaning it! HH, Mike

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
    Cz3d
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    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Congrats on another first Cheese, WTG!!!
    Sounds like you have found a hide out for the older coins, and finding one that big, I'm sure there are more waiting for you there...
    Continued Good luck with the site, & Happy hunting~

  6. #6

    Apr 2006
    Easton, Pa.
    Whites XLT
    873
    1 times
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Great find
    KenPa

  7. #7

    Nov 2006
    New Jersey
    Troy Shadow X5, Minelab Musketeer Advantage
    1,115
    18 times

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Sweet find Cheese. I know what you mean by if someone gave it to you it would'nt be the same. I'm the same way as I'm sure alot of others here feel the same. Gotta love that rush. Good luck in future hunts.
    Happy Hunting, Mike in NJ
    WEEKEND CLAD COUNTER 2007
    Pennies:   2094
    Nickels:    436
    Dimes:     917
    Quarters: 648
    Kennedy Half Dollars: 4
    Susan B Anthony: 1
    Sac Dollar: 1
    George Washington Dollar coin: 1
    Total Clad Coins: 4095
    Total Amount: $301.33

  8. #8

    Mar 2005
    Minelab Explorer SE/Garrett GTI 2500/ Ace 250
    6,871
    51 times

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    i would hve passed out! that is an awesome find! congrats!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

  9. #9
    dugupfinds

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Nice find - get back out there!

  10. #10
    Coincollector22

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Nice find!

  11. #11
    Timber tromper-Bushwhacker-Cornstalker

    Jul 2006
    Northeast KY
    2 Whites MXT's Goldscan 5 PI
    446
    9 times

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    WooHoo is right. CONGRATS!
    Have detectors will travel

  12. #12

    Nov 2006
    Portland, OR
    Minelab Explorer SE
    2,078
    12 times

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Thats a great find, WTG!!!

  13. #13

    Jan 2004
    North Carolina
    White's Classic SLII and the E series DFX and the Minelab ExplorerII
    1,972
    11 times

    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    I'll bet that made the hairs stand up on your arms!

    Congratulations. Excellent Find!!!!!



    Ridley

  14. #14
    us
    Jan 2005
    Great Falls, Montana
    White's DFX & a Sunray probe
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    31 times
    Relic Hunting
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    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    Geez, Cheese! That's the bee's knees! You should be pleased!

    I should write a Dr. Seuss-like book!

  15. #15
    us
    Oct 2006
    Wartburg, Tennessee, U.S.A.
    Garrett Ace 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark, Garrett AT Pro
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    Re: WooHoo! Barber half!

    I may have ran all the way home to show my wife that nice barber then realized my truck and metal detector were still back there, lol!.... Very nice barber!
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