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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    SE Michigan

    I got one too!

    I hit a fairgrounds near me that is dated from the mid 1880's the other night. This place the last couple years has been good to me but I know it could be much much better. Unfortunately 80% of it has been regraded and then topped with asphalt grindings for parking. But I came across a fairly deep and consistent 21 signal that I was hoping was an indian. After widening the hole and pulling out some rusty wire I found a crusty indian. Resweeping I still got a low 20s VDI. widening the hole even more resulted in more rusty wire and a hole that resembled a bird bath! But I looked at the back end of my dirt pile and saw a silver quarter!

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    An 1899 Barber quarter!

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    I bathed the Indians in boiling hydrogen peroxide and one is 1883 and the other is an 188X.

    Thanks for looking! Jared
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2021 Season Totals:
    Clad: $63.58
    Indians: 32
    Wheaties: 195
    Silver: 68
    Silver jewelry: 8
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2021 find: Indian Trade ring spill

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    Beautiful Barber Quarter! And it's from the 1800s too. That's awesome!

    I wonder if the little car is an old Cracker Jack prize?

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    Last edited by Tony Two-Cent; 09-30-2021 at 02:55 PM.
    Lifetime totals:
    9 Large Cents, 405 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 122 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 129 Barber Dimes, 391 Mercury Dimes, 242 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 87 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

    YouTube Channel: Tony Two-Cent

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    Congrats on a great hunt ! Nice Barber !

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    Excellent recovery! Congrats on a real beauty 1800s silver.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring
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    Wayne Wisconsin
    Congrats on the Barber. I could use some of that Karma tomorrow, but I'll settle for any silver. WD
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    126 silver - Goal 100 (2021 Finds) 1st Morgan Dollar - Barber Half - 2 Walking Halves - 1923, 1925 SLQ - 7 Washingtons - 13 Barber Dimes - 22 Indians - 11 "V" nickel - 19 Buffalos - 360 Wheats - $347.79 (Clad)
    2021 Milestones: 7000 Clad quarters (10 years) 700 Mercury Dimes (10 years) 6500 Clad Dimes (10 years) 1600 silver coins (10 years)

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    Elite Member Digger Don's Avatar
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    Northern Illinois
    A lot of detail left on that beauty! Great job Jared
    Oldest Coin: 1699 William III Halfpenny
    Life Time 873

    21 Don & Al combined
    Silver 50
    Indian 24, Large cent 2, Two cent 1, Trime 1, Rosie 11, Merc 18, Barber Dime 5, seated dime 1, Buff 5, ,War nik 1, V nik 4,Shield nik 1,Wash Qtr 4, Barber Qtr 3,Kennedy 1, Walker 1, Franklin 1,Barber half 2, com. half 1, Slvr Ring 4
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    Elite Member Digger_O'Dell's Avatar
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    near Milwaukee Wi.
    Beautiful Barber, and lots of detail too-congrats!
    Minelab: CTX 3030, GPX 4800, X-Terra 705. Whites TDI SL.

    2017 -Silver 28 Bling 18 Gold 2
    2018 Silver 8 Bling 1 Gold 1
    2019 Silver 7 Silver bling 2
    2020/21 Nothing worth mentioning

    Best finds: 28 silver dime spill, 1800s Dutch customs seal.
    Oldest/best coin: 1837 Upper Canada large cent
    Oldest find: 1800 Sailors Luck token
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    Atta boy Jared. Congrats on the finds. All the fairgrounds near me are the same or they moved consistently throughout the years and now are parking lots or buildings on them.

    I know all of us have thought this... I wish we could go in a time machine with our detectors and detect about 120 years ago. That is all I think about if I watch an old Western movie. For you guys out East it might be
    Garrett AT Pro, Garrett Waterproof Pinpointer, CTX3030 with 6,11,17" coils.

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    Excellent, Jared! Hole the "size of a birdbath"
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