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Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: mapper65
Date: November 24, 2018 10:41AM
It’s been a while since I’ve been out detecting but my family and I always get out on Thanksgiving week/weekend. Yesterday we had two old home sites that were side by side that my brother in law (who doesn’t detect) got us permission to detect. One site was constructed in the mid 1770’s and the other one we are pretty sure was built in the late 1800’s. According to the owners both were hit very hard by people detecting. As much as it’s very fun to detect a site that has been undetected we kind of pride ourselves in working a site that’s been “hit hard”, we always find something.

At the first site my other brother in law that does detect pulled up and 1888 Indian. There were a few wheats and other coins but that was the only notable find at that site.

At the second site, the newer of the two, I got about 8 feet from where where we parked and had a pretty strong 11-47 signal that bounced around a little. About 5” down I saw the rim of a silver quarter! It was an 1892 Barber! My brother in law yells over to me, “Largie!” I walk over to him and as soon as I grab the coin I could tell that it wasn’t a large cent, it was too thin. Two days prior he found a 1770 King George at a different site that we were at and I told him that I thought he had another King George. With no water or magnifier with us he put in his pocket and moved on.

Now back to the hole that I have open......Even though I always swipe the hole and plug before putting the plug back, in my mind I knew I wouldn’t have another signal. Woah! Another signal. I moved my pointer around in the different part of the hole and there it was, another signal and out comes and 1899 Barber dime! So what’s the chances of a third coin being there? I stand up and swipe my coil over the hole and there’s another silver signal!!!! This time the pointer doesn’t show anything so I dig down a little deeper and run the pointer around and there’s the other signal, and 1899 Barber quarter. I’m absolutely sure that when I stand up this time and run my coil over the hole there’s not going to be another signal. Wait!! Another signal. I run my pointer around again and find another dime, this time a 1908 Barber dime!!! Well, after number four there were no more targets. I was happy with the first Barber quarter and nearly speechless after pulling the fourth Barber out. That’s my best old pocket spill yet.

Those were the notable finds at that site. When we got home and washed off the “Largie” it turned out to be a 1734 King George!! What’s the chances of finding two King George coins three days apart about five miles apart. You just never know.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2018 10:47AM by mapper65.




Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: cz70pro
Date: November 24, 2018 11:22AM
Awesome finds! If you can find a spill, let it be a nice early silver one like that. LOL Great finds and also a couple great sites that I would hunt over and over. Bound to be more there. Congrats! Greg

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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: November 24, 2018 11:25AM
I thought I was doing good a couple weeks ago when I pulled two Mercury dimes from the same hole, that's a once in a lifetime fine right there!

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Awesome finds...nice hunt with the familyN/T
Posted by: therover
Date: November 24, 2018 12:06PM

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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: Elton
Date: November 24, 2018 03:43PM
:drool:......................:drool:..................... awesome !



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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: expII al
Date: November 24, 2018 09:43PM
I usually fall to sleep dreaming about locating a find like that. Congratulations!!

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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: E-Trac-Ohio
Date: November 27, 2018 05:33AM
Wow .. that's very cool - congrats !



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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: mapper65
Date: November 27, 2018 10:10AM
Thank guys, yes that was one of those things that typically doesn't happen to me. Where I found them we suspect that maybe there was a hitching post very nearby. My brother, hotrod53 once found 3 silver halves within a foot of each other so I guess this was my turn for similar excitement. His were out in a wooded area which made things even more strange and exciting.



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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: floodplaindetector
Date: November 27, 2018 06:13PM
That's a great spill, Wow!. My best spill is probably a 5 silver rosey dime spill a few years ago.

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Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: Mkus
Date: November 29, 2018 07:08PM
WOW nice finds!I had a two barber dime spill when I first started detecting them this year had a 1883 Morgan with Deus and right next to that a 1946 walker thought with a 97 hit twice I’d have two Morgan’s!

Re: Barber Pocket Spill
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: November 29, 2018 08:25PM
That’s a screamin’ good deal right there Mapper! I’ve found a Barber quarter and dime together twice,but silver spills are just kinda rare. I did find a Washington,3 Rosie’s and a war nickel in a hole at a school a couple years ago(have NO idea who missed that one all these years) but finding 4 Barbers in a hole is really pushing it! And the KGs? That’s pushing it too...you’re gonna need a time out here pretty soon.:smile:
It’s very cool you were out in the sticks,it puts a little context into it...who lost them...how?....when?....and exactly how much did they miss them? That’s what it’s all about to me,seeing those coins for the first time in a LONG time.
BTW...you might want to look around out there a bit more...just sayin’.:smile:

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