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RainorShine 01-14-2022 12:15 PM

2nd Hunt Of The Year - Barber Half
 
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I was out on my second hunt of the year doing more curbstriping with my buddy yesterday in the local area. On our first expedition to this area, I found 4 silvers. Yesterday, the weather was great and the ground was wet. The area hunted has obviously been cherry-picked in the past, leaving mostly wheat pennies. I was fortunate to find one Indian, but everything else was wheat, with a random sampling from every decade from the teens to the 50's. In total 18 wheat pennies. Nearing the end of the day we found a strip with some enormous big leaf maple trees adjacent to a large corner lot. Bagged another wheat, then finally the first silver of the day in the form of a Rosie. Proceeded further and within minutes had recovered a nice Merc. I would have been satisfied with that result for the day at that point, and the light was beginning to wane a bit, but there was still another section that was beckoning. Near the base of one of the trees, and likely near what was once the walkway from the sidewalk to the curb, I got a great 35-36 signal on my Nox. Cut a plug, and could see a large silver rim. It was only about 4-5" down and I thought it might be a Benjamin, but on closer examination, I could see stars! Hot dog, it had to be at least a Barber. Sure enough, it was a 1906D. Well worn, but still a great find, and a wonderful way to end the day. That made a total of 7 silvers in 2 outings.

As an aside, we also met a nice gentleman and his wife where our cars were parked. He said he had some Roman coins that he had unearthed at an archaeological site in Turkey 60 years ago, and was wondering if we could help him identify the coins. My buddy has some good contacts having expertise in ancient coins, and so offered to take the coins and have them identified. We really meet the nicest people when we are out detecting and from these folks we were also able to learn more about the history of the neighborhood since they had live there for 50 years and their house was originally a local mom and pop grocery store. Needless to say, we'll be searching that curbstrip very carefully now. Thanks for looking, GL & HH.

JAK 01-14-2022 12:58 PM

Congrats on the eye candy! But only a few things can say it better than some Big Barber silver...well done. This must be the year for the Barber coins too.

Buellride 01-14-2022 01:06 PM

Congrats Gale

Tom_in_CA 01-14-2022 01:38 PM

I like the peak-a-boo in-situ reveal pose :)

LovestheShiny! 01-14-2022 05:57 PM

Holy Cow! That is a nice find, and more silvers and wheat cents too! Ahh... I think your silver totals will be very good this year, keep up that pace!

maxxkatt 01-14-2022 07:50 PM

Great finds. I have never hunted curb strips. Do you get a lot of metallic junk like pop tops, pull tabs, can slaw, screw caps when hunting curb strips?

metaladdict 01-14-2022 08:01 PM

Congrats Rainorshine! Sweet Barb👍

RainorShine 01-14-2022 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JAK (Post 3358103)
Congrats on the eye candy! But only a few things can say it better than some Big Barber silver...well done. This must be the year for the Barber coins too.

Thank you JAK. An eye popping surprise. I like to see people posting about Barber finds.

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Originally Posted by Buellride (Post 3358104)
Congrats Gale

Thanks Paul. Fingers crossed for your outing Sunday.

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Originally Posted by Tom_in_CA (Post 3358110)
I like the peak-a-boo in-situ reveal pose :)

Just for you. Thanks Tom.

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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! (Post 3358167)
Holy Cow! That is a nice find, and more silvers and wheat cents too! Ahh... I think your silver totals will be very good this year, keep up that pace!

Thanks David. I'm not sure I can keep up with this pace. Today I went out again, and the only silver I got was a cut Rosie. At least I got the bigger portion.

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Originally Posted by maxxkatt (Post 3358198)
Great finds. I have never hunted curb strips. Do you get a lot of metallic junk like pop tops, pull tabs, can slaw, screw caps when hunting curb strips?

Thank you maxx. Curbstrips yield just about anything you can imagine. Particularly annoying are the nails. For some reason they just seem to collect there. You get used to digging a lot of junk, but that's the price for the occasional big reward. The nice thing is many times you get to meet the locals, which gives you the opportunity to ask for permission. If they see you're doing a good job leaving no trace behind, they often say yes.

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Originally Posted by metaladdict (Post 3358201)
Congrats Rainorshine! Sweet Barb👍

Thanks metal. I would have been satisfied with the two dimes, but would never say no to a Barber half.

GroundSweeper 01-14-2022 09:19 PM

Fantastic story, great Barber half! And very cool to be helping that guy out w/ his old coins. Love that half... bucketlister...

RainorShine 01-14-2022 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper (Post 3358230)
Fantastic story, great Barber half! And very cool to be helping that guy out w/ his old coins. Love that half... bucketlister...

Thanks GS. We really enjoyed meeting the older couple, hearing the story about how he came by the coins, and also getting the lowdown on the local history of the area. The details regarding the coins should be interesting.

NCtoad 01-14-2022 11:15 PM

Congrats on the barber half and all the rest! Great storyline and great pics!

longbow62 01-14-2022 11:30 PM

Stellar hunt! Congrats, I can't find a Barber half. I was talking to a buddy about it today. Maybe sooner or later I'll be able to mark it off my bucket list.

markinswpa 01-15-2022 09:10 AM

Goodnight RoS. A great save on another bucket lister. You guys seem to find a bunch of big silver up your way. Congrats to you and your buddy on some fine hunting with big shiny, little shiny Ihps and wheats. Also for spreading a little positive PR for the hobby. Hopefully I will dig a Barber half this year. Again congrats. Mark

RainorShine 01-15-2022 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by NCtoad (Post 3358254)
Congrats on the barber half and all the rest! Great storyline and great pics!

Thank you Toad. Glad the ground was willing to cooperate in giving up the goods.

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Originally Posted by longbow62 (Post 3358258)
Stellar hunt! Congrats, I can't find a Barber half. I was talking to a buddy about it today. Maybe sooner or later I'll be able to mark it off my bucket list.

Thanks Longbow. It's been 4 years or so since I found my first and till this one, only Barber half. Biggest thing is just getting the coil on the ground as much as possible, and trying to get into areas where they are most likely to have been lost in the past. Fingers crossed for your first.

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Originally Posted by markinswpa (Post 3358300)
Goodnight RoS. A great save on another bucket lister. You guys seem to find a bunch of big silver up your way. Congrats to you and your buddy on some fine hunting with big shiny, little shiny Ihps and wheats. Also for spreading a little positive PR for the hobby. Hopefully I will dig a Barber half this year. Again congrats. Mark

Thanks for your comments Mark. Always appreciate your supportive posts. I hope you get your Barber half this year too!

DiggingThePNW 01-22-2022 07:09 PM

Congratulations curb strips in Washington absolutely carry them. Great second hunt.

Toasted 01-24-2022 05:32 PM

Congrats on the Barber half. That one has proven to be a tough dig for me. Only one in seven years

turtlefoot 01-24-2022 06:19 PM

Congrats on the three silvers and all the wheaties. It must have been a thrill to see that big silver in the hole.

WyoTom 01-24-2022 07:06 PM

Love the pics! Great finds

RainorShine 01-24-2022 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DiggingThePNW (Post 3360381)
Congratulations curb strips in Washington absolutely carry them. Great second hunt.

Thanks DTPNW. Hope your curbstripping pays off for you this year. Always enjoy reading your posts.

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Originally Posted by Toasted (Post 3360942)
Congrats on the Barber half. That one has proven to be a tough dig for me. Only one in seven years

Thank you Toasted. Definitely a tough one to mark off the list. I just keep putting the coil to the soil and hoping.

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Originally Posted by turtlefoot (Post 3360964)
Congrats on the three silvers and all the wheaties. It must have been a thrill to see that big silver in the hole.

Appreciate your comment. Yeah, very hard to remain focused during the rest of the hunt. I was just too wired from the experience.

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Originally Posted by WyoTom (Post 3360983)
Love the pics! Great finds

Thanks Tom.


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