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    Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Got back up to the family cabin this weekend in the Sierras . My son and I got out early Saturday and did some hunting at my favorite old site . We hunted a good three hours and found some clad . The good find for my son was ring #6 for the year . It a small plated one with a heart . I was lucky in finding some old silver . The first was a 1914 Barber dime at a good 5 inches deep . Then maybe an hour later I had a crazy jumpy signal at 7 inches . I was digging out the dirt when I saw a small disk fly out , a 1902 Indian Head penny . Then 15 minutes after that I had a 4 inch +79 and it was Barber #2 for the day . A 1912 Dime . Along the way I found some wheats , 1942D , 1947D , 1953S and 1957D . The one other cool find was a small button with an anchor on it . This will be the last hunt up at the cabin this year . I'll try and get back around April after the snow is gone . thumbsup01
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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    on the old coins and your sons 6th ring for the year. Always like to see Barbers posted. |
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    Great finds, Glen! |

    It looks like you are just as adept at finding old coins as you are at finding rings.

    I love the Barber Dimes!

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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Excellent hunt and report!
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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Great to see silver coming out of the ground closer to my 'neck of the woods'! Great finds, and great pictures....
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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Great finds!
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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Those two Barbers and the Indian are early coins out there. You must be in a good, old spot I'm surprised that they did not have a &quot or S mint mark Nice pics too.
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    Re: Found some old silver in the Sierras this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by coinnut link=topic=14443.msg151958#msg151958 date=1382236213
    Those two Barbers and the Indian are early coins out there. You must be in a good, old spot I'm surprised that they did not have a &quot or S mint mark Nice pics too.
    Two months ago I had hunted the same place and found two Seated dimes . The area dates back to the early 1880's .
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