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    Big silver, and it's another key date coin !

    I hit a field I have detected 5 or 6 times over the last 3 years. I don't go back there to often, as the farmers are no till and all I'm really not finding much of anything at this point. I just wanted to give it another go, since they will be planting soon. So, arriving at 7:00 am yesterday, by 9:15 I was disgusted with not finding anything, and was going to call it a day. I left my detector on, and detected my way towards my truck (an area I have been thru many times before) and got a nice silver hit on my CZ 5 (my go to detector for the fields). Sinking my shovel into the ground, and flipping the dirt out, I could easily see I had just popped a Half Dollar. I could clearly see the date 1892, so I knew it was the first year for Barber Halves. After getting it home and soaking the dirt / mud off of it, I looked on the reverse and saw the coveted "S" mint mark ! This coin looks to be in Good 4 condition. That is the second key date coin I have found in 2 weeks. 2 weeks ago it was the 1875 Indian in AU condition. Don't turn your detectors off until your back at your vehicle ! A rule I have always lived by.
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    us
    Apr 2012
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    Nice SEMI key barber! First year of issue!

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    us
    Sep 2005
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    Wow! Great find no matter what the condition, way to go! Iím the same as you. If I donít find anything within a couple hours I am done haha.

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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!

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    Apr 2016
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    Very nice! I canít seem to find one of those big Barbers. Congrats

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    us
    Jul 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Big silver saves the day! Nice Barber half!
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    Tommy

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    That's a nice big glob of silver well done someone needs to do a research project on why so many finds happen on the way to the car I can't count the numbers of times I've read that could be cause were in dig anything before we leave ? Well done my friend

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    Apr 2008
    Central Illinois
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    Congrats. 47yrs. of detecting and I have never found a Barber Half.

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    bolle

    Sep 2014
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    A great score on the barber half!!!!
    6 More Years in CA , then we can escape to "Free America".......

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    us
    Aug 2007
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    Ooooo nice BIG BARBER! Congrats!
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    WhyMe

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    Metal Detecting & Hotwheels Collecting

    Sep 2014
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    Congratulations on the nice big barber, looks great
    Hawks88 and Trezurehunter like this.
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    Congrats

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    Title? old fart

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    I detect all the way back to the truck, have found a few awesome things that way. awesome big silver!
    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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    Hawks88

    Aug 2012
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    Wow, I would love to find one of those old barbers. Congrats on the beautiful silver.
    Inspector and Trezurehunter like this.

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    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of itĒ ― Thomas Jefferson

    Apr 2016
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    Oh that beautiful semi key silver!! Congratulations Treazure!!

 

 
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