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Old 01-14-2020, 09:44 PM
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So today I was short on time for detecting and decided Iíd test the water in a spot Iíve been eyeballing for a while now. I get there and right off the bat I find a 1916 wheat penny! I get a little excited cause I donít have a lot of areas in my neck of the woods that havenít been hit already. Immediately after finding that I find two more wheat cents from the teens! I tell myself this is gonna be the day I find my alluded barber silver! The only silver coin out of 1900ís nickels, dimes, and quarters that I havenít found. Right after thinking that I sweep across the yard and a come across a beautiful high tone thatís deep. I dig it out and thereís my 1900 Barber quarter that had been alluding me this past year. Not in the best condition but Iím stoked! Crazy I told myself I was gonna find it then it pops up very next find. I spent the rest of the day digging wheat pennies and a 1920 Buffalo nickel. All in line for the home that was burnt down in 1922. There was barely any trash in the yard. The only thing one could consider trash is all the wheat pennies littered through the yard and Iíll take those any day over can slaw. I dug 9 wheat pennies, the buffalo and the barber quarter in under two hours. Iíll be going back tomorrow hopefully for the rest of the silver! Best day Iíve had since the gold gilded confederate button I found a few weeks ago! (Edit - By the way I havenít had time to take a tooth pick to the wheat cents yet so they look even crustier than they should! I was just excited to get this posted!)
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:20 PM
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And it is a quarter, real nice.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:27 PM
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And it is a quarter, real nice.
Thankyou Waltr! I donít find a lot of silver coins! Itís almost always a Roosevelt dime for me!
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:15 AM
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Great hunt, congrats on the Barber quarter, worn but still beautiful. The wheats and Buff are nice saves as well. HH Mark

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:56 AM
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That worn Barber just has character! Very nice!
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:34 AM
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Very nice hunting, congrats!

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Old 01-15-2020, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Great hunt, congrats on the Barber quarter, worn but still beautiful. The wheats and Buff are nice saves as well. HH Mark
Thanks, I agree!

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That worn Barber just has character! Very nice!
Who doesnít love a nice condition coin but itís cool to think what all that coin has paid for over a hundred years ago!

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Very nice hunting, congrats!
I appreciate it!
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Old 01-15-2020, 11:07 AM
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Very nice finds! That lock plate is pretty cool too! Any mfg marks or dates on it?

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Old 01-15-2020, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by YooperBSN View post
Very nice finds! That lock plate is pretty cool too! Any mfg marks or dates on it?
No dates or anything on the lock plate but I went again today and found some cool stuff! The suspender clip has a paton date of March 14, 1871, 5 more wheat pennies, an Indian head penny, musket ball and some other little items!
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Very nice haul cool penny
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Congrats on your finds . It looks like a great spot to pound a lot more !
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Old 01-16-2020, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Tazz View post
Very nice haul cool penny
Thankyou!

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Congrats on your finds . It looks like a great spot to pound a lot more !
Thanks! Itís definitely a good start to 2020!
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Old 01-18-2020, 11:05 PM
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It sounds like you had a couple of pretty fun hunts! Cool finds!

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One of those pennies looks like a steel penny but it's probably not or you would have mentioned it. Anything with a date and writing like the old suspender clip really makes it special. Congratulations.

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Old 01-19-2020, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Princess View post
It sounds like you had a couple of pretty fun hunts! Cool finds!
I did! Itís fun doing the long research and it paying off!

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One of those pennies looks like a steel penny but it's probably not or you would have mentioned it. Anything with a date and writing like the old suspender clip really makes it special. Congratulations.
Now that you mention that I did think one was a steel penny when I pulled it out. I still havenít cleaned them all so Iíll go back and finish those up soon and let you know if it is! As for the suspender clip it ended up being on of my favorite finds and went straight to my shadow box! I also went again and got a crusty 1888 v nickel, Indian head penny, a 1942 nickel (unfortunately not silver) plus some older foreign coins! (Edit - it is indeed a steel cent, first Iíve ever dug!)
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Originally Posted by williammhatten View post
(Edit - it is indeed a steel cent, first Iíve ever dug!)
awesome! What year is it?

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Old 01-19-2020, 04:38 PM
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Very nice hunting there. I would expect you will make a few more trips to that spot. Look forward to the next post of goodies from there, good luck!

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:46 PM
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3 Bís! Button Barber and Buff! Nice hunting!

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Old 01-19-2020, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pplinker View post
awesome! What year is it?
Just a regular ole 1944 steel cent! Nothing special! Jk itís a 1943, Iím not that lucky!

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Very nice hunting there. I would expect you will make a few more trips to that spot. Look forward to the next post of goodies from there, good luck!
Definitely, will probably be the first place I return as soon as I get a chance!

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3 Bís! Button Barber and Buff! Nice hunting!
Thanks! Itís definitely a good day for me! I have found some outstanding finds in my year or so hunting but itís a different feeling when youíve done hard research and it pays off with a bunch of goodies to research and clean!
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