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  1. #1

    Sep 2005
    Puget Sound
    Equinox 800, Whites DFX
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    Crackheads Lead Me to a Barber Half

    Okay, okay. Let me explain.

    My original plan was to hunt in an area of town I wasn’t sure about this evening. I pulled up and there were several suspect characters around. Decided I’d rather hunt there in the daylight so I started racking my brain for other good spots in the area.

    I settled on somewhere 10 minutes away where I found a wheat on a scouting hunt in the spring. As I was on my way there I passed a different spot I’ve been meaning to check out. Decided to pull off and see if I could get my coil over anything. It was almost all trash at first. After a little bit I started locking in on coins then I got a solid 11-44/11-45 signal at 3 inches. It was a great signal but I figured it had to be a clad quarter at that depth.

    Boy was I surprised to see a huge old eagle staring at me from the hole. A 1909-S Barber half. Only my second ever. I got a couple wheats and a transit token before calling it a night. I plan to go back at a future date to do some more digging.

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    Thanks for looking and happy hunting all!
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  2. #2
    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
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    Nice work!!! 🙌🙌🙌
    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! least a coupla nice Mercs."

  3. #3
    Jan 2016
    NW Arcanslaw / SW Misery
    Minelab X-Terra 705 Gold / Garrett PropointerAT.
    5375 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    “During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.” Mark Twain

  4. #4
    Jul 2018
    Minelab Equinox 800 Garrett Propointer 2
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    Metal Detecting
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    Great find! That's a big honkin piece of silver, congrats!
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  5. #5

    Apr 2017
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    Looks like you saved another great silver, keep up the great work
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  6. #6

    Sep 2018
    Conshohocken PA
    Whites Coinmaster 6000 Garrett Ace 400 BH Tracker 4 Vulcan 360 AT Pro Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    819 times
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    Congratulations l love the night hunts
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  7. #7
    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 La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
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    My only silver half ever is a 1900 Barber which I proudly wear around my neck. Congratulations on being wise, moving on and not giving up. Love that big silver feeling.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    “Never argue with a fool. Onlooker may not be able to tell the difference.” Mark Twain

    Nov 2017
    Southeast Louisiana
    Minelab CTX 3030 and Equinox 800, XP Deus, Shadow X5, Shadow X2, Fisher F44, Whites Coinmaster, and Tesoro Compadre'
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    Love that Barber Wash, and congrats of the rest of those sweet saves!!! "D"

    "Blessed is the Nation, who's God is the Lord!!!" Psalms 33:12

    "I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and I have never seen the day when I did not pray for them." General Robert E. Lee

    "My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me, that is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave." General Stonewall Jackson

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  9. #9

    Aug 2016
    5996 times
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    Incredible find, Congrats! Glad you ended up digging at that site!
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  10. #10

    May 2013
    City of Rensselaer (upstate NY)
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    Sweet half wash, know what you mean about them people my parks are loaded with them stay safe brother....
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  11. #11
    Jul 2004
    South Florida Cesspool
    Tesoro Sand Shark, Whites M6
    9946 times
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    Those were heroin addicts not crackheads, get it right.
    Nice Barber half.

  12. #12
    Standing Firm in the Faith, Wherever I May Roam- Nothing Else Matters

    Jan 2006
    Cape Cod
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    That big beauty is awesome- Congrats!
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    -- Jeff --

  13. #13
    Nice job W. Always nice to see that Eagle staring up at you. Barber Halves are a great looking coin. Glad you were smart enough to move on from your first place. It's just not worth the risk. Some people will shoot you just to see which way you fall !

  14. #14
    Jan 2009
    Kimball. Mi
    ACE 250, Tesoro Tiger Shark. Tesoro Outlaw
    139 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Nice finds.
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  15. #15
    Charter Member

    Nov 2013
    XP Deus, F75Ltd., AT PRO, Garrett pointer
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    Cache Hunting
    Good job. Congrats
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    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.


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