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Old 10-17-2020, 10:26 PM
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Smile Bucketlister hunt: very 1st Barber & more

With the beautiful Missouri October weather we've been having lately, I decided to get out and do a little detecting. As you may know, it has always been my dream to find a Barber of any denomination...well it finally happened.

I decided to hit a yard of a 1880's house that had previously been detected. I didn't expect much since it had already been done by two guys, but I was wrong. I had only been moving along the side yard about half an hour when I got a jumpy tone. I quickly popped a 1913 wheatie from the dry ground. I rechecked the hole and got a solid high tone. I excitedly popped the plug again and saw a worn silver fall from the side wall. When I saw the wreath on the back it took my breath away. I couldn't believe I had finally done it, I found an old silver. I called my good friend Garrett (Wolf-dog) and told him of my good fortune. I was shocked when I checked the date; My first Barber was a 1st year Barber...1892. I was as happy as a lark as I moved on to find another silver in my very next hole, a 1920 D Merc. I was thrilled to pop a 1893 IHP an hour or so later. All of the wheaties I found were early ones, all 10- teens in pretty good condition.
I also recovered some interesting relics: a marble, thimble,and what appears to be an arrow head in the begining stages.

Anyways... I was thrilled to find my first Barber, and even more that it was a 1st year.

Thank you for reading and good luck on your next adventure - Levi
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:38 PM
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Congratulations, Levi, on your exciting hunt! I'm very happy for you to have found your first Barber, and being a first year makes it even more exciting! Great job on the merc, IHPs, and wheaties, too.


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Old 10-18-2020, 03:04 AM
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Welcome to the Barber club. And I love the green patina on that IH !
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:10 AM
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Big Congrats on the early Barber, She's a beauty!!
Very neat to be a first year as well, maybe there's a Seated coin lurking there as well, the property definitely seems old enough.
Congrats on the Merc and all the rest too, Great hunt!

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Old 10-18-2020, 08:29 AM
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Congrats on your first barber. That is a memorable hunt in anyone's book...and really nice since a few other guys have already detected the yard. When someone tells me a place has been hunted, you can bet they cherry picked and left the iffy signals which could result in a coin spill like you found.

Nice work!

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:16 AM
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Congratulations on the sweet bucket lister Usa👍.
And I would say that indian was droped the day it was minted .

Nothing like a post full of Lady Liberty to look over on a Sunday morning .
Love it !

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Old 10-18-2020, 09:22 AM
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Congrats on all the really nice finds! You found some good dirt for digging.

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Old 10-18-2020, 10:43 AM
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Great Job on your first Barber silver coin! Bonus IHP looks spectacular as well.

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Old 10-18-2020, 11:03 AM
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The first Barber is a big deal. I remember my first barber, it was a dime and I couldn't believe my eyes, when I saw the reef. And you got a lot of other goodies too. That was a great hunt, and you found all those goodies where others had already hunted. Great job.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:46 PM
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Congrats on your first "ONE DIME"! Really cool that it's a 1st year 1892 too. The 1893 IH makes a good companion for it. Great hunt altogether!
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:13 PM
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Sweet coins👍

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Old 10-18-2020, 06:23 PM
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Congrats on your bucket list Barber dime, Levi ! First of many more, I hope.

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Old 10-18-2020, 06:26 PM
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Nice find, a Barber of any denomination is a welcome sight, congrats!
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:14 PM
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Beautiful injun!
Please post it here


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Old 10-18-2020, 10:29 PM
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Nice Barber! Hugh congrats!!

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Old 10-19-2020, 12:08 PM
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WOW, congrats on your first Barber !!!!

Especially neat that you found it in an already detected area, just shows that sometimes other detectorists might miss a good find !

I know how it felt when I found my first silver that happened to be a Merc, and still looking forward to digging my first Barber and IHP, just have to be determined to keep at it !

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Old 10-19-2020, 12:31 PM
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Wow thatís some amazing hunting there! Congrats on all those oldies

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Old 10-19-2020, 07:10 PM
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Awesome Levi, congrats on your first Barber. Almost a seated. My oldest silver coin to date is an 1892 Barber. Looks like one fine hunt, ones like those we don't forget. Those wheaties look real nice too and a sweet Ihp. Again congrats. Good luck Mark

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Old 10-19-2020, 07:18 PM
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Congrats on your first Barber and other finds. Looks like an awesome hunt. I like the part about it having been hunted before. Good goings.

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Old 10-21-2020, 06:51 PM
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Congrats on the coins, including the Barber!! You almost had a seated!!

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