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Old 07-23-2019, 06:59 PM
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Default Barber Yen

Starting to like these hunted out parks. Went to a park just down the street from my house today. I know for a fact that it has been hunted by every swinging detector in town.

First off, I found this Japanese 10 Yen piece. It must be a recent drop. It was on top of the soil in the grass. Not sure of the date, but I typed in the markings and it came up as a 1963, but I could be wrong.

Then, I got even luckier... The Nox rang up 33-34 again for the second time in two weeks. I was thinking there was no way I could be lucky enough to pull out another half dollar, but it rang up good and it was deep, so who knows...

I dug it up and sure enough, it was a half dollar. A 1906 Barber this time. It was at about 10 inches. I dug out a big ol plug and still had to dig the coin out. It was a little deeper than the plug.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:22 PM
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Good for you! They're never hunted out! A Barber-half is near the top of my bucket list, enjoy it!

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Old 07-23-2019, 07:29 PM
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Very nice! Congratulations!
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:56 PM
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Nice barber. Congrats.

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Old 07-23-2019, 11:50 PM
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Cool yen, phenomenal Barber!! Finding a Barber half is an absolute bucket lister for me!!


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Old 07-24-2019, 10:50 AM
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Congrats on the Beautiful Barber Half.

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:02 AM
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Barber Half! Awesome!
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:12 AM
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Here, I was wondering what a "Barber Yen" was.
Awesome big silver, and fun foreign! Congrats!
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