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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2014, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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First barber!

Went out a bit after work today to try and find stuff that I missed the first time I detected. I got a signal that I said to myself was a wheat penny. As I uncovered it I realized it was a silver dime! I brushed some of the dirt off of the back and saw "one dime". I got really excited as I turned it over and saw 1898 as the date. This is my FIRST barber, my FIRST 1800's coin, AND my FIRST "o" mintmark. Also, it is the oldest coin I have found period. I really did not expect this from a house that was built in the early 1950's. It was a very very nice surprise.





The only logical explanation for finding this today is what I found last week at another property I was hunting....





I looked it up online, but couldn't find a date for when these were made, but I'm guessing maybe 1940's-1950's. Thanks for looking!
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Re: First barber!

i have a swastika medallion as well that i found. says "carry for good luck always. 8 hours work, 8 hours play, 8 hours sleep"

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: First barber!

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Went out a bit after work today to try and find stuff that I missed the first time I detected. I got a signal that I said to myself was a wheat penny. As I uncovered it I realized it was a silver dime! I brushed some of the dirt off of the back and saw "one dime". I got really excited as I turned it over and saw 1898 as the date. This is my FIRST barber, my FIRST 1800's coin, AND my FIRST "o" mintmark. Also, it is the oldest coin I have found period. I really did not expect this from a house that was built in the early 1950's. It was a very very nice surprise.

The only logical explanation for finding this today is what I found last week at another property I was hunting....

I looked it up online, but couldn't find a date for when these were made, but I'm guessing maybe 1940's-1950's. Thanks for looking!

The medallion is probably from the 1920s 1930s. The swastika was a popular good luck symbol prior to the Nazis adopting the symbol, after which, it was no longer used in the western countries.

Great finds for both the dime and the token.
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Re: First barber!

this is the one i found:





http://www.churchofgoodluck.com/Tokens_and_Coins.html

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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Re: First barber!

Nice find. I never new it was a good luck symbol until I found this
token. How did you clean yours? I'd like to clean mine up a bit.
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Re: First barber!

i just rinsed mine off with water and all was well as you see it above. well, with the aid of a toothbrush.

You want me to put my ear to the ground? Listen for hoof beats? Look for broken twigs?
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