The Big Score!!

Finding a Barber is like hitting a home run to me.  Finding a key date Barber dime is a grand slam!  I was hunting a very old park last Saturday finding only modern coins and listening to a musical orchestra of trash (Etrac owners know what I mean) when I hit an interesting signal.  10-43, 11-44, 12*44 then some iron numbers included.  The signal was 6-7″ and hard to stay on top of.  Since all my earlier deep targets were really ugly numbers I went after it.  I saw the silver rim and I thought Merc, but then I saw it was a decent shape Barber.  I carefully picked away the dirt to see the date, 1895 O, SWEET!  It wasn’t until I got home and looked it up and realized it was THE key date for Barbers dimes.  I just found my second barber dime (1911D) the day before in an old yard.  I was pumped about that.  These finds makes my two silver rosie’s this week boring news.  So I’m at 47 silvers for the year, wow,  I’m still having a hard time believing it.  Here’s what I’m learning, don’t discriminate too much, go slow regardless of the amount of trash your hearing or the constant hum of thresh hold, watch your depth meter  and when you start hitting a lot of deeper targets, investigate each target.  I know it seems like a hassle, but the Etrac isn’t perfect and may need a little more time to make a better ID. Best of luck to you!

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