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    Cool Last minute saves

    There's nothing better than hunting for hours and then getting down to the wire and finding the shiny before heading home.

    That was my hunt today. With just minutes until I had to head home, I was able to find the Barber dime (1912-D) and the Buff. That was after almost 6 hours of nothing!

    Thanks for looking.

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    Metal Detector: Teknetics Omega 8000

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    Congrats on your finds. That Barber Dime looks to be in very good condition.
    I usually experience the exact opposite, I find a good coin in the 1st 15 minutes, then nothing for hours.
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny

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    Indian 3, Buff 1, V Nik 1, Rosie 2, Barber Dime, SLQ 1, barber qtr 1,

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    Looks in nice condition Chris! The buff dateless? I'm glad you were able to sneak one in before quitting time
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    Administrator del's Avatar
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    congrats on the barber Chris , i've actually experience both ...
    sometimes going all day only to find something at the end of a long hunt or find the nice item in the first ten minutes and then go a whole rest of the day without a find. Rarely is it a steady consistent day of items .
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    Elite Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan
    Nice! That Barber looks to be in decent shape too! I did that this morning before work...spent about an hour plus with nothing and then I got a sweet tone that ended up being a Washington Q from 1960...then checked the time and realized I was going to be 5 minutes late to work.

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    Very nice! Always good when you can salvage a hunt at the last minute.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

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    Full Member GA1dad's Avatar
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    Williamston, SC
    I tell myself that everytime as my time is running out. "Don't get discouraged, you'll find something right at the end". It never works out that way, but that thought keeps me swinging,,,

    Nice looking Barber!!
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    Oldest Coin= 1920 Wheat Cent
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    Looks like she will clean up well. Nice Barber.

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    Veteran Member Skamaniac's Avatar
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    Nice surprise ending.
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    How many times does that happen? Just when you are getting ready to quite, bingo!

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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    near Milwaukee Wi.
    Happened to me also. 13 hour hunt, third site of the day and getting dark Swinging away headed towards the car and got a signal. Found a silver Rosie-one of only a handful of coins and the only silver of the day!
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

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    Oldest/best coins: Late 1700's Chinese Cash Coin, 1837 Upper Canada large cent, 1877 Seated Dime
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    I usually dig the first target I find after ground balancing just to check my VDI's. On one occasion I dug a gold ring and on another a Barber dime. Not so much on the end of the hunt. Congrats on saving a couple of nice coins.

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    Global Moderator Ill Digger's Avatar
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    I, like some of the others, have been on that same hunt.
    4-5-6-7 hours into a hunt, and "the last target",.... Wham!!! Keeper!
    Makes it all worth it!!
    Sharpe Barber!
    Congrats on the keepers Christian !!
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    Oldest U.S. coin: 1814 Capped Bust Dime

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