The Barber Quarter

Carolina Tom

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I haven’t posted much lately, the truth is that I’ve not found anything post worthy lately. That changed today.

Tnetter Kurtstuben picked me up and off we went to meet Smittyman at the secret spot.

We did really well at finding a bucket of assorted non treasure items.

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The secret is to dig a lot of holes. Your odds of finding something good increase with each hole. I did get a few coins amongst the trash.

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I found these molds, two of them, sort of a mold spill. I remember burning myself with these when I was about 5 years old. Ahh, the good old days. They are dated 1964.

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I got a few wheaties, one has been hammered on.

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I didn’t get any in situ pics of this one. Frankly, I didn’t recognize it. It wasn’t shiny so I thought it was aluminum but as wiped it in my hand, I suddenly realized it was only the second Barber quarter I’ve ever found.

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As soon as I realized what it was I ran over to Kurt and Smittyman and rubbed it in their faces, nothing sweeter!

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It’s a well worn coin, stained and scratched, but a sight for sore eyes after all those bottle caps and trash.

Thanks for looking and good luck on your hunts.
 
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GB1

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nice finds love the old silver
 

Squirrel322

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SCORE!!! :hello2:


There are a lot of coins I would love to dig but a Barber quarter is at the top of the list of the ones I stand a chance to dig in this area. Very nice find Sir!
 

TomW244

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That is one beautiful coin, sir!
 

toasted

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Congrats on the Barber Quarter. Ive only found one
 

sgtled3533

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Nice Barbie quarter! Still trying to find mine
 

relic nut

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Congratulations on the quarter Bud! Looks like you had a good hunt. Glad to see you are getting out. I think the molds are cool finds too.
 

Whyme

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Congrats on the Barber! :icon_thumleft: I remember those mold things too! Burned many a finger on them! lol
 
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Great hunt, thank you for sharing! :occasion14:
 

villagenut

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Barber quarter......heck yea ! That just goes to show...hang in there and good finds will come.:thumbsup:
 

dirtdigginfool

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Beautiful Barber, CT...I also remember the icky-sticky mold kits, I was born in '64 so I was raised with Jarts, wood burning kits and other finger/eye maiming games. Great finds!! Ddf.
 

ShovelinDave

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WTG Tom...Big silver puts a big smile on your face. 1893 Barber Quarter makes the smile even bigger. Happy for you and nice to see I'm not the only one that digs brake pads. Congrats to you Mister.
 

A2coins

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Good job Bro nice Barber the molds are really cool I hear ya about not finding much post worthy finds but every dog has his day.ood job Tom keep rippin those goodies out!!!!!!
 

Truth

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Tom you knocked it out the park my friend. That particular coin is my nemesis. I have the half and the dime, but dang that quarter eludes me. Congratulations on your good fortune.
 

Argentium

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Oh yeah !! Great find man !! I hope to find the Barber quarter , I have a few of the dimes . NICE !
 

Back-of-the-boat

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Love the quarter and I remember that bug mold, I had that one.
 

Dug1898

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Nice quarter! My 1st silver coin with my new Fisher 1236X2 detector was a Barber quarter.


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