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    My first Barber Half Dollar

    I got to slip out for a bit yesterday evening and was hunting the back yard of one of my neighbors up the street. There were prior homesteads in the same location and and it's produced a few goodies before. Among a bunch of scattered brass lamp parts and old mason jar lids if found my first Barber Half Dollar!!!!

    I guess this proves even findings one in the worst possible condition still feels good. This one was in among a bunch of burnt stuff and had a bunch of black stuff on it and is badly warped. The back side as you can see took the brunt of the heat.

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    “During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.” Mark Twain

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    Definitely in a fire. VERY COOL! Grats to ya and thanks for posting.

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    Congrats Icewing!

    That one has certainly been in a fire, but still counts as a silver half dollar. Most people just find the regular, unburnt ones. That one is extra special!

    Very well done sir.

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    Congratualtions on the nice find!

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    No matter what condition it's still beautiful, congratulations on an awesome find!

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    Hey a burnt Barber half is better than no Barber half. My only Peace Dollar was in a fire. I did the boiling water, foil and baking soda cleaning method, on it and it came out way better than it was when dug.
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    Wow nice score, this thing had a painful life! Did it ring up funny because of the fire damage?
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    Beggers can't be choosy or at least they used to not be. it started out as a nice shiny barber half as they all did, it just took the really hard road to you. I'd take it in a heart beat! congrats
    LUKE 15 : 8 "OR WHAT WOMAN, IF SHE HAS TEN SILVER COINS AND LOSES ONE COIN,DOES NOT LIGHT A LAMP AND SWEEP THE HOUSE AND SEARCH CAREFULLY UNTIL SHE FINDS IT?" 15 : 9 "AND WHEN SHE HAS FOUND IT, SHE CALLS TOGETHER HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS, SAYING, "REJOICE WITH ME, FOR I HAVE FOUND THE COIN WHICH I HAD LOST!"

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    Congrats on the Barber half
    Growing old is not for sissies I thought it would take longer to get old.

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    Nice
    where ever you go their you'll be !

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    You can say that its a 'toasted' barber!

    Awesome, Congrats and HH!
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    Do not forget me 24601

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    A half with a great story!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    Wow nice score, this thing had a painful life! Did it ring up funny because of the fire damage?
    Yes the tone was a bit erratic and sounded like the rest of the junk I had been digging, which just lead me to digging more junk, but with an even more hopeful smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Icewing View Post
    Yes the tone was a bit erratic and sounded like the rest of the junk I had been digging, which just lead me to digging more junk, but with an even more hopeful smile.
    Sure makes me want to dig more junk and I wasn't even there!
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    Love it! Its been years since i dug a silver half. Congratulations are in order.
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    Dig till you drop!

 

 
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