It's been a while since I dug a Barber Half.....

Steve in PA

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I hunted a yard of a standing house in my home town over the weekend. The house is slated for demolition, and although it shows on the 1867 atlas, the only mid 19th century find I came up with was an 1848 Large Cent. It did however give up some silver, including an 1892-O dime and a 1917 dime on a previous hunt a couple weeks ago.

Here are the latest finds:
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The better coins:
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Big silver in the hole:
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Barber dime peeking into the daylight for the first time in 100 years.
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Wow first year Barber. Congrats on the good Diggin' Steve
 

Wow first year Barber. Congrats on the good Diggin' Steve

Unfortunately the back is too worn to see a mint mark. An S or an O would be worth a few bucks.
 

Sweeet. Very cool big coin, and nice hunt all around. I've never dug any kind of half...maybe one of these days.
 

Nice finds and thanks for sharing. That big silver is a bucket lister for me.

Happy Holidays all and good luck out thar!
 

Great job Steve! I don't dig that much silver, so a haul like that would have me super happy. Hope you can hit it a bit more before they tear it down.
 

That's a great find Steve. They are all great digs. Glad you got out. We finally had 1.25 in. of rain last night. WTG, Q.
 

That's a great find Steve. They are all great digs. Glad you got out. We finally had 1.25 in. of rain last night. WTG, Q.
Thanks Quindy. BTW my sister bought a house in Cocke county TN.
 

Good going Steve.

She may be well worn, but a silver half is a very good find in my book. The bigger they are the harder they are to loose.
I got one (a half) this spring, about the same age, (an Edward VII) and about the same shape (can't see the date) I consider a good find as is only my 3rd half in 9 years.

Are you going back again ? How big of an area is the property ?
Good luck out there.
 

Congrats. Ive found more seated coins than Barbers:dontknow: Never a Barber half
 

Wow, what a site. I'd hit that place in multiple directions and with a few different coils. Any site that gives up that many keepers deserves some serious attention. Congrats on digging a first and for exploiting that site. :occasion14: I know these aren't the type of coins you list on your posts, but they are great finds, especially in quantity.
 

I bet that big silver signal made your heart pump. It would me.

Outstanding! Congratulations. :icon_thumleft:
 

Every one of those keepers are beauties.......a hearty congratulations!!
No way I could leave that site alone for long.........I might be tempted to camp there!!
 

That is an awesome hunt, Steve. Nice find with the Barber Half and other coins. Is it still easy digging back in Pa?
 

Good going Steve.

She may be well worn, but a silver half is a very good find in my book. The bigger they are the harder they are to loose.
I got one (a half) this spring, about the same age, (an Edward VII) and about the same shape (can't see the date) I consider a good find as is only my 3rd half in 9 years.

Are you going back again ? How big of an area is the property ?
Good luck out there.
I'll probably go back at some point. The site is about 60 miles away. Next time I visit my parents, weather permitting. Its not a very big area, but I was cherry picking to some extent.
 

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