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Old 11-17-2019, 07:08 PM
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I wasn't planning on hunting today, as I had chores around the house to do. But I got done and around 2:00, I headed out to the field where I found the Seated Dime recently. I spent over 2 hours walking the field back and forth. I found a couple of headstamps and an old buckle, but no coins. As the sun was going down, and I was a long ways from the truck, I walked down to the lane, and thought I would just do the edge back to the truck. I got to within 7 steps from the truck (i measured ) and got a strong 35-37 signal on the Nox. I did one scoop of the shovel, and it was out of the ground. I was shocked to find my first Barber Half! It is a 1900 S. It is a little beat up, but overall in pretty nice condition considering being in a field and all the farm equipment that must have driven over it in the past 100+ years.

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Old 11-17-2019, 07:13 PM
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Wow what a great find! So happy for you to get the chance to pull that nice Silver Half out of the ground!
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Old 11-17-2019, 07:32 PM
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Very nice Lee. Congrats on the big Barber. They are not everyday digs. Trapper

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Old 11-18-2019, 01:26 AM
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Congrats on the 119 year old silver half dollar!

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Old 11-18-2019, 02:12 AM
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It still looks great after all those years underground. Nice job.

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Old 11-18-2019, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by LovestheShiny! View post
Wow what a great find! So happy for you to get the chance to pull that nice Silver Half out of the ground!
Thanks! I was pretty excited!

Originally Posted by jack&jill View post
Very nice Lee. Congrats on the big Barber. They are not everyday digs. Trapper
I believe it! It has taken me a long time to find my first one.

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Congrats on the 119 year old silver half dollar!
Thanks Wolf-Dog!

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It still looks great after all those years underground. Nice job.
Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:21 PM
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Nice barber half! I had an almost exact experience the other day, except mine was a 1906 O barber half and I was maybe 100 yards from my car. Congrats!

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Old 11-19-2019, 05:35 PM
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Congrats.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:07 PM
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Nice dig.....still on my bucket list.

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Old 11-19-2019, 07:03 PM
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Good for you! Nice save, I'm still looking for mine.

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Old 11-19-2019, 07:46 PM
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Same date as my only Barber half. Nice !

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Old 11-19-2019, 08:02 PM
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My only Barber half was a 1900 too. Congratulations! 👍
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:05 PM
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Congrats on finding the old big silver!

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:26 PM
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Big...old silver! Congrats!

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:31 PM
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VERY nice find!! Got my first Barber half this year too. Unforgettable dig! Congrats!
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:32 PM
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cool find ..donít have one in my squirrel pile 😀
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:06 PM
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Thanks all for the nice comments!
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Old 11-20-2019, 10:54 PM
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Wow!
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Old 11-21-2019, 12:04 AM
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Very nice! Congrats!


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Old 11-21-2019, 12:05 AM
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Congrats on your first Barber half! Some of my best finds have been found on my way back to the car to pack it up.

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