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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: WV62
Date: June 25, 2017 01:11PM
Glad I was there to share in the find.

Brother SL52 took the plug, and was getting the dirt out a little past the root he was talking about, so when I put the PPer in the hole I told him it is right under that root. The digger I was using had a little longer blade than his, so I got the best angle I could to get under the root. Thinking the second scoop out came the half, being I was right there I had the coin and dirt in my hand before the new owner.

I was getting a little of the dirt off it and hear him saying something a WL, I said something like how about a Barber. So the way it worked out he got 2 surprises.

It was fun,

SL52's brother Ron



Worked and lived in the Huntington West Virginia area all my life, retired 2010
US Air Force Vietnam Veteran (68-69 & 70-71)
Started getting into metal detecting around 1975

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I've yet to find a Barber half. Nice find!!!N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: June 25, 2017 03:31PM

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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: RLOH
Date: June 25, 2017 05:54PM
Fantastic find! Any big silver is rare, especially in a public park. Seeing the shape of silver that big is a heart stopper.

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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: dfmike
Date: June 25, 2017 07:31PM
That must have really made your day. Heck it probably made your year ! Congrats.



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Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: larbear
Date: June 26, 2017 05:12PM
Congrats SL 52, that is a really nice find !

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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: June 26, 2017 07:22PM
Very nice find. Big silver always gets the blood flowing :smile:



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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: cherringtonsm
Date: July 24, 2017 08:08PM
Very nice find congratulations!!

Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 25, 2017 07:24AM
Congratulations on your great find!

So nice you and your brother enjoy the wonderful hobby of metal detecting together.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

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1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: GeorgeinSC
Date: July 26, 2017 06:43AM
I grew up in WV in the 40's and 50's and I do not recall even seeing a silver half until some time in the mid 50's. That is an outstanding Find. Persistence pays. Congratulations.



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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: July 26, 2017 10:50AM
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GeorgeinSC
I grew up in WV in the 40's and 50's and I do not recall even seeing a silver half until some time in the mid 50's. That is an outstanding Find. Persistence pays. Congratulations.
I was born and raised here in WV and like you I didn't see to many halve dollars around of any type and definitely not any barber halves.
This was my best find ever and I'll probably never beat it, that was definitely s great day for me.

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Re: O.M.G. look what I found!
Posted by: REVIER
Date: July 26, 2017 01:33PM
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still looking 52

I was born and raised here in WV and like you I didn't see to many halve dollars around of any type and definitely not any barber halves.
This was my best find ever and I'll probably never beat it, that was definitely s great day for me.

Silly boy....
In Kansas people were just tripping over silver dollars before I left, for awhile there many from all around the state seemed like they were just kicking over rocks and found them...but I never did.
Then I moved back to Bama where previously all I ever found were few rare silver dimes so I thought my chances were nil.
One day, when I least expected it, in a hunted out park I found a Peace dollar.
Since then silver quarters and halves showed up too and even an 1875 dime from an area where there wasn't even neighborhoods or any civilization to speak of until the mid 1920's.

If that coin was lost there the I would never consider that the best you might ever find, in my mind the possibilities are endless.



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F70, F2, Compadre, Mojave, Judge2 - 2017....Clad, 15 silver targets including a freaking Barber quarter, a beautiful walker and 4 V nickels...
Plus other cool stuff.



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