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Another Barber dime and a first for me

7 Oct

I decided to take Maurice to the oldest park in the city for lunch today. I know there is a Seated coin in that park and I aim to find it.

For today however, I must be content with my 6th Barber dime of the year. This dime was barely two inches under the ground, surrounded by trash and iron. Among a cacophony of mid tones and iron signals there was a high, sweet sound, just barely discernible. Alas, my trusty XP Deus never lies (although I often misunderstand it) and out of the ground came this 1899 O Barber dime.

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When I first looked at it at the park, I thought it was a D mint mark. Once I returned to my office and ran some water over it, I could see the slightly misshapen O. I love it! This is my first New Orleans mint mark ever. The mint at New Orleans was active for only a short time and now I got a coin from there.

This is my third silver coin from this park. It is a difficult park but it is loaded with goodies. Besides the silver coins, I’ve found a heavy gold bracelet here plus a number of old nickels including Buffaloes and V’s plus a couple of Indian Head cents. Oh yeah, and a bullet from the 1850’s.

It won’t be long now, before this park gives up its Seated coin to me.

Thank you for looking!

P.S. I forgot to mention that my good friends have a new nickname for me: AlmostASeated. I must say I’ve earned it. LOL!

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4 Responses to “Another Barber dime and a first for me”

  1. Ralf October 21, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Hey !

    The Dime is just great ! I would love to detect in the US 🙂 Maybe one day …

    HELLO from Metal detecting Germany !

    Ralf
    http://www.metalldetektor-kaufen.info

  2. Ralf January 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    A friend from Chicago found one a few weeks ago ! 🙂 HELLO – Ralf | metallsuchgerät

  3. Ralf January 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    And i bought one on ebay a few weeks ago 🙂 beautiful … | metalldetektor

    • pulltabMiner January 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      They are a beautiful coin. It’s hard to find them in good condition but once in a while I find one worth collecting.

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