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Old 11-10-2017, 06:12 PM
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Default Cotton field coughs-up a surprise today

and a bucket-lister to boot
ETA: Was NOT a 1st Barber Quarter find for me, I'd ran across one I'd found but forgotten.

I keep telling myself I'm not going back I hunted yesterday for 5-6 hours, for a '71 Memorial. That said, I'd accepted the fact a few Wheats were all these fields had to offer.

Thought I'd do something different today, lol...I had nothing to lose , and since it's common to plant fields in alternating directions certain years, I decided to expand my search area further away from where the houses sat, and in the direction things may have been drug in the farming process.

I'd already ventured a good bit away in previous hunts, but I took it a bit further today, hoping something had maybe stuck to a disc, plow, wheel, whatever.

I think I got lucky

I was probably 2 hours in to todays hunting, when I got a solid pull tab signal. Dug it, and saw what looked to be a token. "Cool", something different...then I looked at it, and saw it was an 1894 S Barber Quarter.

I've dug a Barber Half, and a few Dimes, but never a Quarter....until today, in a field I'd have bet would never have held it. I'm actually perplexed i found it, compared to previous finds, and lack of any other silver, or any Wheats prior to the '40's.

Fluke or not, I'll take it, now if I could only find a Buff Dug a '40 something Wheatie too.



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Old 11-10-2017, 06:42 PM
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:07 PM
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Nice job!

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:40 PM
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I think Barbers are the best quarters !

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:48 PM
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Way to go Gaunlet, I haven't found one of those Barbers in a long, long time.
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A silver quarter was a pull tab signal???


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That is an absolutely awesome find!! I would be very happy over that...congratulations!!

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Nice, were you using your Vaquero?

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Love that silver. I've hunted several fields in the past. The fertilizer used over the years play havoc on a lot of the silver. The pennies and nickles are usualy toasted. That may have been what caused the lower VID or maybe the Barber Quarter was on edge. I dug a 1942 Washington yesterday that was on edge.. it rang in at 12-43..12-44 just below a dime..
Congrats on the Barb.

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Old 11-11-2017, 09:42 AM
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OK, I inadvertently misspoke, it was not my 1st. I put it in a coin flip last night, and when I put it in the flip album this AM, I realized I'd found a 1904-O at some point, I'd just forgotten it somehow.

Originally Posted by Wloch248 View post
Sweetness!
Thanks!

Originally Posted by The Rebel View post
Nice job!
Thanks!

Originally Posted by Wom 27 View post
I think Barbers are the best quarters !
Agree, thanks!

Originally Posted by BuscaPlata View post
Way to go Gaunlet, I haven't found one of those Barbers in a long, long time.
Thanks! I hadn't either, and figured the odds of doing so were about 100-1.

Originally Posted by coin whisperer View post
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Yep, I thought it was an aluminum token at 1st. I guessed there must have been something else nearby, as I was in a trashy corner of the field.

Originally Posted by Tired Rooster View post
That is an absolutely awesome find!! I would be very happy over that...congratulations!!
Thanks! I'm debating on going back out this AM

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Nice, were you using your Vaquero?
Thanks! DeLeon since it was already assembled, I just grabbed it.

Originally Posted by pan4au View post
Love that silver. I've hunted several fields in the past. The fertilizer used over the years play havoc on a lot of the silver. The pennies and nickles are usualy toasted. That may have been what caused the lower VID or maybe the Barber Quarter was on edge. I dug a 1942 Washington yesterday that was on edge.. it rang in at 12-43..12-44 just below a dime..
Congrats on the Barb.
Thanks! It sure does better than copper in the fields. This is the 1st silver I've dug in farm ground here. I have several early Memorial Pennies which are crusty, and am curious to see how many will clean-up. Large Cents and IH's are favorites of mine to find, and keep hoping to luck into one of those, and this Quarter at least puts me in the range of an IH being possible.

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