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nice barber quarter
Posted by: DougF
Date: November 08, 2018 12:47PM
This one checked off a couple firsts for me - first New Orleans minted coin, and first pre-1900 barber coin. I was hunting this morning in a wooded area in an old park. The soil is very moist due to a summer of rain and the weeds are almost gone, thanks to the deer. I got a good silver-sounding signal, but the conductivity was dropping down into the lower 20s. It was a deep one though, which in this area is always something good. Dug a hole down about 7 inches. I saw the remains of the change purse first, then the shiny quarter in the dirt pile. An 1894-O quarter, fairly low mintage, but not a semi-key. Looks like F or VF to me. I searched the hole and deepened it looking for more coins, but nothing. Other finds were a 1951 wheat and two memorials. This was also my first change purse. Total hunt time 2.0 hrs.

SE Pro since Aug. 2009, located in Maryland.

Nice find, that brings back memories...
Posted by: Chris(SoCenWI)
Date: November 08, 2018 04:28PM
When I was a kid I had a Compass Coin Hustler. I remember a coin spill while detecting a vacant lot. I don't remember the coins, but do remember finding a coin purse clasp similar to yours. Haven't had that memory pop up for many many years.


Re: nice barber quarter
Posted by: JeffInMass
Date: November 12, 2018 06:22AM
I think I would've been praying for more silver with the remains of the purse, but that's one sweet quarter regardless- Congrats!!

-- Jeff --

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