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  1. #16
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    TOM

    Dec 2012
    UPSTATE NEW YORK
    1970 COMPASS- WHITES SILVER EAGLE- FISHER F POINT- WHITES DFX, 4X6DD COIL, 6X8DD COIL, 950 COIL, 10X12SEF COIL- GARRETT PRO POINTER AT, GARRETT AT PRO , MINELAB EXPLOYER SE with 8.5x12.5 Cors coil
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    Beauty ! 1 of my favorite coins
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  2. #17
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    Jan 2016
    NW Arcanslaw / SW Misery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    Sure makes me want to dig more junk and I wasn't even there!
    If you ran one of everything you'd like to find under any metal detector you could account for every tone it can make. So why not?
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    Perspective is everything, find a good one.

  3. #18
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    Apr 2013
    Eastern Massachusetts
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    Its not in bad condition....it just has a lot of character! Some of my favorite finds are dripping with "character". Seriously...very nice find. Congrats.
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  4. #19
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    Mar 2015
    Greenwich, NY
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    Expecting junk and get a Barber half. Had to be a jaw dropper. Congratulations.
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  5. #20
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    Stand Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
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    Too bad it got torched, but a Barber half is always a great find- Congrats!

    -- Jeff --
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  6. #21
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    coppersmith

    Oct 2013
    brunswick md
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    THATS WHAT I CALL WINGING IT , NICE FIND
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  7. #22

    Feb 2009
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    Before the effects of the fire it looked pretty crisp, now it's a little too crispy. Still I wouldn't kick it out of the pouch. Congrats on the big silver.
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  8. #23
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    Kevin

    Feb 2017
    FEMA REGION 5 North Central Illinois
    Whites DFX 300 & M6 Matrix, Minelab Explorer II (2), Makro Red Racer & Racer 2, Garrett AT Pro.
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    Congratulations on the Half Baked Barber! Like Carolina Tom mentioned anyone can find a nice unmarred Barber half. It takes a REAL MAN to rescue one from a CONFLAGRATION! Your bowed Barber has that special quality that tells a unique story unto itself.
    Carolina Tom and Loco-Digger like this.
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  9. #24
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    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
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    Who cares what it looks like, it's all yours! Congrats. Still looking for my first.

  10. #25
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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  11. #26
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    Mar 2003
    Illinois / Oklahoma
    Minelab Explorer SE Pro - Fisher CZ 5
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    Congrats on your first Barber Half. At least you can identify it as a Barber, and it still has a clear date. Even though its warped, it should fit in a cardboard 2x2 holder so you can enjoy it the rest of your life !
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    DEPLORABLE

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    Congrats on your first Barber Half.
    SOMETIMES I WISH I DIDN'T KNOW NOW ,,, WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW THEN,, Bob Seger

  13. #28
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    Kim

    Jul 2017
    RI
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    Relic Hunting
    Good for you finding it among other targets! Isn't it great that it survived such trauma and is still beautiful despite it? It is kind of like us.each with our own degrees of trauma...and still beautiful!
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  14. #29
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    Apr 2015
    Northeast Rhode Island
    AT Pro and XP Deus. Garrett Carrot and MI-6.
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    It's in good hands now, great recovery.

  15. #30
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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it” ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs....Born in New Orleans
    AT PRO Fisher F75 LTD
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    Congratulations I found my first Barber Half 1900 last month. Welcome to the Barber Half Club. Doesn't it feel great!! )))


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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