Barber Heavy Coin Spill Saves the Day!

Silvermonkey

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For whatever reason, deer seem to bring me good luck. After chatting with this fellow and some of his friends I came across a Barber pocket spill out in the woods:

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The pocket spill consisted of two IHP's ( 1897 and 1902), a 1906-D Barber quarter, and two Barber dimes (1906 and 1902-O). They were all in a loose pile on the side of a slight hill.

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Here's how they came out after a little light cleaning. The lone Merc (1931) was from earlier in the same hunt.

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Thanks for taking a look, and may there be a deer or two making an appearance in your next hunt!
 
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JeffInMass

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Congrats for the great finds there fellow Mass hunter, but that deer is the real show stopper!
 

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Congrats on the spill, very nice recovery indeed.

I remember detecting in these deep park ravines and I looked up and there's this big buck standing there looking at me. He had 6 Does behind him, eating, looking at me also.
He stood there tilting his head one way slightly then the other.
I slowly took off the Grey Ghost headphones and chatted real softly to the big guy.
There was a tree big enough to protect me if he decided to charge.
But after a couple of real long minutes he just turned and walked off-I did the same in the other direction.
 

lenmac65

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You are killing it with the silvers. That is awesome. Congrats!
 

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Very Nice!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!
 

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I think we should start calling you 'The Deer Whisperer' SM. :laughing7:
Hey, if it works and helps you make great coin finds like these, why not.

I couldn't resist posting this pic.
Dave
 

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That's a very cute cartoon Antiquarian! It seems like I come across deer on a pretty regular basis. They all seem curious about what I'm doing and why I'm not making any noise. It's a treat to get up close and personal. Thank you everyone for the nice comments.
 

Tony in SC

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Good find! Pocket spills are cool unless you find one still in the pocket!
 

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Awesome Barber finds, along with the other silver! Like the deer picture. I live and the edge of town on a hillside. I have a small creek runs down between my property and the neighbor. The deer use the ditch as a passage way down to the lower part of the valley all year long. They pass through and feed and nibble in my and the neighbors yards. I have the pleasure of seeing them regularly and watch every years newborns grow up.
 

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That is a great coin spill. I wish the deer I see in the woods dropped coins like that !
 

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That old buck has been around a while. He may know where another spill lies.
 

Elvis

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Wow!!! Nice spill!!! Congrats!
 

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