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Old 06-12-2018, 12:52 PM
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Found this over the weekend near a site where a mill was built back in 1733. Was hoping for coins to reflect the time, but alas. It was not to be. I got an odd signal that was flipping back and forth between a dime and a quarter. I Was pretty shocked when I pulled a pretty bent Barber Half. Wasn't quite bent at the half-way point. More like 2/3 and at ~40 degrees. It was the smaller part I was picking up since it would have been on edge save the bent part (bent part was the part closest to the surface).

I did some unbending using a c-clamp that was rubberized on both ends. It isn't completely flat, but it very much so flatter than it was.

It is 1908D. I have found only three silver halves in my career. All of them Barbers. (Still waiting for that walker...)
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:17 PM
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Congrats on the Barber Half! Nice.

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:32 PM
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Congrats! Always nice to get on some big silver.

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Old 06-12-2018, 01:37 PM
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Awesome B-King! Rattlehead is a Barber half dollar afficianado...
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:40 PM
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You could probably get it really straight by putting it on a block of wood and pound on it with a dowel about the diameter of your thumb. I thin piece of cloth between the coin and the dowel will insure you don’t create any new scratches. Cool find!

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Old 06-12-2018, 05:27 PM
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Congrats on the Barber Half! Whenever I dig big silver Im like..."How did someone lose this huge coin??!!" LOL HH

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Old 06-12-2018, 05:38 PM
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Righteous find right there, nice save!

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Old 06-12-2018, 05:54 PM
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Awesome find there! Wow!

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Old 06-12-2018, 07:31 PM
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Despite the toning on there, that still looks like the ground was kind to it. If you did some Ezest soaks, a few minutes at a time. Then remove, thumb rub, and repeat. I bet that grey toning would come right off, with zero trace of your effort (ie.: would retain a natural color).
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:36 PM
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Congrats on the old half !!! Sweet find bent or not.
I scored a 1853 half last year that is holed and slightly bent and I just cant decide if I should try to straighten it or not......
Barber halves are way cooler than the walkers anyway.......I think I only have two....

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I would settle for a bent Barber half any day. Congrats on the big silver.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by pescadore View post
I would settle for a bent Barber half any day. Congrats on the big silver.
+1 Absolutely! If anything I'd be more proud of it being bent due to the questionable signal it gave.

Congrats on a sweet find BCK!

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:34 PM
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BCK:

Nice Barber Half. I found a 1898 S Barber Half several years ago in Indian Lake (Worcester) after the fall draw down; I thought it was a fishing spoon

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Congrats again man!

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Congrats on the Barb half mine is 1899 my avatar.

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:53 AM
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Nice job!

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Old 06-13-2018, 06:39 AM
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Nice find anyday in my book!


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Congrats on a great find !

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Old 06-13-2018, 08:19 AM
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Very nice, congrats!

Only 3 in your career? I see some of the new guys on FB posting finding 3 on their first venture out. LOL

I'm still at 0, I've probably past on those "aluminum cans" now that I swing the ML more. Definitely a feature the V3i would help with!

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Old 06-13-2018, 11:10 AM
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Awesome half! That is really weird all the halves you have found are barbers!

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