A few firsts for me, inlcuding my first Barber silver!

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A friend of mine invited me to join him at a site where an inn once stood in the 1880's, so of course I said "yes"! It was obvious that the site had been worked before, but based on the unfilled holes and lack of high tones, whoever was there before was coin-shooting. I did manage to come away with a few cool relics and several "firsts" for me. In addition to the usual shotgun shells and square nails, I found the following: my first harmonica reed, my first garter clip, and my first oil lamp wick assembly (which dates to the 1890's based on the manufacturer). I also got my first .41 caliber shell casing with an "H" headstamp, which (from online info) was used from the late 1850's through the early 1900's for single-shot pistols, such as a Derringer.

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41 Cal Pistol Shell - H.jpg

I also got my first Indian Head Penny, which was pretty roached when I first dug it. I did a bit of cleaning using techniques discussed by other Tnet users (Vaseline and Andre's Pencils). The result was at least recognizable as an IHP with a readable date - 1864!

1864 IHP Obverse Pre-cleaning.jpg 1864 IHP Reverse Pre-cleaning.jpg

1864 IHP Obverse Some Cleaning.jpg 1864 IHP Reverse Some Cleaning.jpg

My find of the day, though, was my first Barber silver coin, which just happened to be a 1911-D Barber Half Dollar!

1911 Barber Half Dollar Obverse.jpg 1911 Barber Half Dollar Reverse.jpg

Needless to say, I had a wonderful day, and we plan to go back again sometime in the near future! As always, thanks for looking, and my your next hunt bring you joy!
 
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lairmo

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WOW!! congrats on all the firsts!!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Congrats on the great finds. :icon_thumright:
 

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Nice bunch of finds. Congrats on the IHP and the silver is always nice.
 
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Super Finds - Congratulations!! :occasion14:
 

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Really nice hunt. The Barber half is top shelf material. Nice.
 

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sweet! congrats
 
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Congratualtions on the relics and nice coin shooting! :occasion14:
 

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I wear my only Barber Half around my neck and anytime I get a IHP it a get day. Congratulations on a great opportunity for a great hunt.
 

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