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We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: trojdor
Date: July 24, 2017 06:57PM
CZconnoisseur and I haven't been posting in a while...not because we haven't been hunting/finding...it's just been a busy summer.

I felt this was worth taking a break from 'life', and posting...

It started out as a typical hunt. The weather was actually cooperating for a change.
It had been raining for several days straight...making the ground perfect for digging.

But of course, the moisture 'lights up' the deep iron, so we were not going to get away without 'paying our dues', and digging rusty square nails.
And of course, all the other trash a public area collects over 150 years of use. :sad:

Because the ground was much softer than usual, we had chosen a park that typically has hard ground...hoping it would be easier diggings.
After digging a couple of junk signals, I got a really nice, faint high tone that sounded promising.

Digging down about 9 inches, up popped a round coin. I immediately called out "Coin", then quickly followed with, "Silver!" when I saw the color.
CZ came over to check it out, and when it was obvious it was a pretty sharp Barber dime, he kindly offered to find a discarded bottle of water to help wash it off. :thumbup:

While he was 'foraging', I dutifully double checked the hole to make sure there were no more signals....and shazaam!...the pinpointer went off in exactly the same spot I pulled the Barber!
When CZ got back with the water, we carefully cleaned off the date and mint mark areas to read "1911-D". And pretty darned sharp.

I let him know of the second signal, and he wanted to see me dig it. I hesitated for a moment...savoring the possibility that it 'could' be another coin...but knowing full well it could just as easily be a co-located bit of trash.
So carefully digging down another inch plus, I pulled up a ball of dirt...in which we could both see the silver rim of another dime!

Woohoo! Gently popping off the dirt revealed an even older, better Barber dime...a 1901-O. :)
It's been a long time since I dug a Barber coin spill. It was sweet!

The rest of the hunt saw both of us pull some deep wheats, and CZ snagged his own silver...a Rosy. (Which in these heavily hunted parks, is typically harder to find than a Barber!)
Another great coin 'rescue' operation!
:)
mike




Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: mcb613
Date: July 25, 2017 09:15AM
Wow, the father really got around. 10 yrs apart and had babes in Denver and New Orleans. Now go look for the dads mother or grandmothers...

Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: mcb613
Date: July 25, 2017 09:15AM
Wow, the father really got around. 10 yrs apart and had babes in Denver and New Orleans. Now go look for the dads mother or grandmothers...

Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: raylesnau
Date: July 26, 2017 05:04PM
Those are nice.

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They look really nice!N/T
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: July 26, 2017 07:56PM

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Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: Mkus
Date: July 27, 2017 08:37AM
Nice finds I had the same thing happen to me my very first barbra dime spill but I had to leave
Did not recheck my hole came back a week later rechecked the whole another barbra a 1898 and 1901
Both looked brand new must have been lost early 1900's

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Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: Ed (Upstate NY)
Date: July 27, 2017 11:13AM
Nice finds. Been a long time since I pulled a couple Barbers from the same hole. Congrats !

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Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: zul32
Date: July 28, 2017 02:33PM
Great finds there! Congrats!

:yikes:

HH

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Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: timwied
Date: July 28, 2017 09:30PM
Congrats!!!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT, Deluth Fire Hose Flex Pants, Lookin for Gold! Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. Oldest 2015 - 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. Oldest 2016 - 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, 2. Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner.



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Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: timwied
Date: July 28, 2017 09:30PM
Haven't ever done that one! Congrats to you!!! I did hunt a modern day fairgrounds that goes back to the 1800's, has been metal detected to death!!! But, first time I went, 10 feet and I found an 1891 S Seated Dime, hunted for another hour, nothing but trash. Next time I went 5 feet - 1904 Barber! Same thing more trash for an hour. Next time 1911 Barber after about 15 minutes! Next 5 times, nothing but trash. The last time, about a month ago, I hunted for 2-3 hours, lots of trash, can slaw, etc. Then I got a solid 73 on my Fisher F-4. I was tired, I thought, OH Well, I'll dig it, probably a new dime, 3 inches down and out popped an 1890 Seated Dime! My second one on this permission, and my third one total! My other one is an 1861 Seated! (Not found at this place though). There is too much junk though so I don't usually dig up zincolns, lots of them! But I also give up Indian Heads too. It has been a good silver mine for me though!



Fisher F4, Garrett Pro Pinpointer, Garrett Pro Pinpointer Pro AT, Deluth Fire Hose Flex Pants, Lookin for Gold! Started Detecting December 31, 2013, Oldest 2014 - 1861 Seated Liberty Dime. Oldest 2015 - 1863 & 1864 Indian Head Cents, 1 foot apart. Oldest 2016 - 1700's Chinese Cash Coin & Fatty, no date, 1860-1864 Indian Head Cent, 2. Two 52 caliber ringtail sharps Confederate Bullets, and 4 pistol balls in the same hole. Two Union Bullets, one is 58 caliber Williams Cleaner.

Re: We break the Barber sisters out of the same jail cell...:thumbup:
Posted by: Blind Squirrel
Date: July 31, 2017 01:03PM
Those Barbers are in great condition, trojdor! It's a treat to dig 2 in the same hole! My best Barber spill was a 1913 Barber dime in the same hole with 3 Barber nickles - 1909, 1910 and 1911. Best of luck and ...

Happy Hunting!
Blind Squirrel

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