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1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 04, 2017 01:41PM
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Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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.




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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: October 04, 2017 01:53PM
Doesn't even look like the same coin, at first glance I bet you didn't even know it was a silver coin. How deep was this coin? Nice find and congrats on the barber.

Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 04, 2017 02:54PM
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still looking 52
Doesn't even look like the same coin, at first glance I bet you didn't even know it was a silver coin. How deep was this coin?

Actually, I was hopeful because when first picking it up it felt very thin like the seated liberty I found a few months back.

Thank you for your kind comments!

Edited to add: It wasn't too deep, maybe 3 1/2 to 4 inches.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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.



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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: hairymonsterman
Date: October 05, 2017 12:53PM
I had a barber dime in similar condition a few weeks back, couldn't believe the condition.




Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 05, 2017 01:38PM
Your 1910 Barber sure cleaned up nice. Lots of detail on yours. Congrats.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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.

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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: October 05, 2017 01:48PM
Nice Find!
What general area of WV are you hunting in?

Mark (from WV)



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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 05, 2017 04:48PM
Hi Mark,

Live in Sandyville, found that in Ripley WV. Downtown vacant lot owned by my lawyer, he said I could hunt there. Where in WV are you and your brothers from?



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: marcomo
Date: October 05, 2017 05:06PM
I know I'm in the minority, but I actually like the b.c. way better than the a.c.

Either way, nice find and congrats!

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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: October 05, 2017 05:14PM
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pplinker
Hi Mark,

Live in Sandyville, found that in Ripley WV. Downtown vacant lot owned by my lawyer, he said I could hunt there. Where in WV are you and your brothers from?
We've deer hunted in Ripley before, we're in the Huntington area. The oldest stuff we can unearth around here is the VERY LATE 1800's and these days that's rare for sure.

Mark



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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 05, 2017 08:00PM
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marcomo
I know I'm in the minority, but I actually like the b.c. way better than the a.c.

Either way, nice find and congrats!

Hey marcomo that's perfectly okay. Maybe next time I'll leave it alone it does look more natural that way.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: pplinker
Date: October 05, 2017 08:19PM
Mark, Huntington is about 80 miles away from Ripley. Should be plenty of old houses. If you've hit a slump on the old coins then you'll just have to go for the jewelry. Good luck on the metal detecting and deer hunting to a fellow West Virginian!:smile:



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

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: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: marcomo
Date: October 06, 2017 08:43AM
To clean or not to clean, it's a matter of personal preference. It's not like it makes any difference in value with common date coins.

Now if you ever find a Barber dime dated 1894-S, trust me on this, don't clean it!:biggrin:

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Re: 1901 Barber before and after cleaning
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: October 06, 2017 09:42AM
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marcomo
To clean or not to clean, it's a matter of personal preference. It's not like it makes any difference in value with common date coins.

Now if you ever find a Barber dime dated 1894-S, trust me on this, don't clean it!:biggrin:

Its really according to the coin, I mean coins (US coins) are graded by condition and detail, that means that dark gray silver with good to strong detail can be clean back to a soft silver
once without degrading it!
Now copper or bronze coins that is corroded is already in POOR condition, and its the metal that is corroded, so often times (most times) you can't do much cleaning without
a HIGH lost of metal, many times in this condition a coin may have a tad of a readable date and after cleaning it won't.
There is NO increase in value to a coin for "patina" like a vintage brass clock.
Now, there are coin shops that will try and rob you if they no you found the coin metal detecting and you've cleaned it, but a lot of them are like a lot of car salesman, what you have has no value,
and their stuff is the greatest, your coin don't have much value, until it becomes theirs for resale!

Silver or gold coins can be cleaned IF the process don't remove enough detail to take the coin to the next lower grade for the coin.
Very POOR, very little detail, exceptionally RARE coins should be handled WITH UP MOST CARE!! cleaning or otherwise! A mistake and it could become worthless!!!!!!

Mark



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