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If you only dig coin signals you will miss stuff

5 Nov

I was talking with Steveouke yesterday about how some old coins in the ground don’t sound like coins at all when you run your metal detector’s coil over them. This is particularly important to me since I am still looking for my first Seated coin.

Well, after work I stopped at a park for a few minutes at a spot that I just know has more old coins (I’ve found a few there already). I didn’t find any coins but I did get a signal that registered between a pull tab and a zinc Lincoln cent. I don’t usually get this target id. I have the XP Deus set to give a mid tone on this VDI. It was good and consistent so I decided to dig it. I pulled a rusted nail first and then I re-scanned the hole but got nothing else. I knew that the nail would not have given off that signal, so I scanned the plug with my pinpointer and sure enough, I got a hit at about the 4-5 inch mark. This is what I found:

dirty-pendant

 

clean-pendant

This tiny pendant is marked “Sterling” on the back. If I only dug high tones with coin VDI’s I would have left this in the ground. Let me remind you that three cent coins would also ring somewhere around this range.

I am not saying you should dig every beep but you may want to broaden your digging criteria if you only dig coin signals.

Thank you for looking!

 

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3 Responses to “If you only dig coin signals you will miss stuff”

  1. Ozarks November 6, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Been saying this on my blog for years! You never know what it is until you dig it up! Congrats on a keeper!

  2. stevessunkentreasures November 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    so true, so true…

  3. lawdog1 November 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    I have a huge collection of pull tabs to prove this theory!

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