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    Scratched one off of my bucket list

    Hi everyone,
    My hunting buddy driftwood and I hit a new yard yesterday. I dug my first Barber half and a couple early mercs. I've been having a great year having dug two silver dollars within a week, earlier this summer and a lot of other great finds. This find seems like the icing on top of the cake.
    Thanks for looking!
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    Global Moderator aloldstuff's Avatar
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    Barber halves are a beautiful coin, especially if it's at the bottom of a hole you just dug. Great find. Don't see many posted.
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    Senior Member Nesdore's Avatar
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    What an awesome find that barber half is in great condition a huge I'd just be happy with any barber coin but that one is mind blowing and you also found two Mercs great hunt HH
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    What an awesome hunt and super coins. Good on ya and congratulations.

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    This Barber half is absolutely beautiful !!!

    I remember finding my first (and only so far) and it was really exciting.

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    Great hunt, nice looking half, most don't look that nice. WD
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    Very nice Barber 1/2. What a thrill that must have been. I`ve haven`t found a 1/2 but I did find a 1/4 two years ago the same date. Congrats on yours.
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    That is one sweet barber. Hope you take a few more down from your list before the season is over!
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    Excellent find. That cetainly warrants a happy dance!
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    Thanks guys, i do think i should do a happy dance! lol

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    very nice chunk of silver to find
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    Congrats on finding another coin from your bucket list!

    A Barber Half is a scarce find for sure, and yours is a nice one!

    You are having a great year!
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    I've been detecting for more than 30 years and have only found 2 Barber Half Dollars. I know others detecting as long who have found none. They are rare to come out of the ground. The really odd thing, this year at different spots with different people I witnessed 4 Barber halves come out of the ground to 4 different people. I guess I'm good luck to those who detect with me. You got yourself a nice coin there and better than 3 out of the 4 I've seen. Way to go!
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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Way to go. That's a great looking Half, Congrats on a great hunt.
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    WTG on the Barber! Always nice to see them in the hole
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    A beutiful half, congrats and WTG.

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