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    First day hunting.

    First day ever hunting results. New equipment, full enthusiasm, zero technique yet. 1953S, 1943S wheats. 1978D memorial. 1894S Barber half.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    That is an amazing first day! The Barber Half is an incredible find! I bet that put a big smile on your face.

    What model of detector are you using?
    Lifetime totals:
    8 Large Cents, 389 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 9 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 128 Barber Dimes, 384 Mercury Dimes, 237 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 15 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 85 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent

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    Thanks. I walked over that half dollar for 40 years before I caught the detecting bug. I have a Garrett AT Pro.

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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    Jun 2015
    SE Michigan
    Wow what a great first hunt. Big congrats and keep doing that "zero technique ".
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800
    2020 Season Totals:
    Clad: $23.55
    Indians: 4
    Wheaties: 121
    Silver: 19
    Silver Jewelry: 3

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    Thank you. Really have the bug to get out there and hunt. Must be infectious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seabornescout View Post
    Thank you. Really have the bug to get out there and hunt. Must be infectious.
    To some of us it becomes a chronic obsession . Congrats on finding the elusive Barber Half , a coin that is on many , many bucket lists on your very first hunt . I believe you are destined for greatness .
    Last edited by Cheap Thrills; 08-12-2019 at 06:06 PM.

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    Global Moderator OxShoeDrew's Avatar
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    Aug 2011
    Wowee! Was that in your yard?? Maybe you want to quit now
    I found that same date and remember putting a bit of "art" on its face with my shovel.
    Congratulations and welcome to the group!

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    Wayne Wisconsin
    Wisconsin Digger
    23 silver

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    Thank you. Looks like I have some catching up to do.

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    Administrator del's Avatar
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    Welcome to detecting and the forum and congrats on the Barber

    XP Deus Ws5 , DFX ,TDI sl -

    Click here to view my finds album

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Welcome to detecting and the forum and congrats on the Barber

    Thanks Dan. It only gets better.

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    Fantastic first hunt. The first day I got my CTX3030, I found a Barber half as well in the first 5 minutes of using the new detector. I had the ATPro for about 1 year prior, never found silver (my fault, not the equipment).

    Always had the bug, when when I found a Barber half, totally into it again. Enjoy the new hobby and keep sending in the finds. Great group of people on this forum.
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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