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  1. #1

    Apr 2007
    Peru, NY
    Garrett Ace 250 whites m6
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    nickles elude me?

    just a quick question......for some reason i cannot find nickles...i have an ace 250 and was wondering if others with same detector or other detectors have a hard time popping nickles from the ground. is it because alot of junk falls into that particular metal and im just to darn lazy to dig another soda can or pull tab?....lol maybe people dont carry them in their pockets anymore, just quarters, dimes and pennies.....not that i mind...lol. thanks for any input....just dont call me lazy...lol
    One man's trash is another man's treasure.

  2. #2

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
    Minelab e-Trac, White E-Series DFX
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    I am not sure they are eluding you. Cupro-nickel, foil, and pull-tabs all "look" pretty much alike to most discrimination settings commonly used. If you are passing on the foil and pull tabs, you are probably passing on the nickels as well.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Jun 2004
    Hurlock, Maryland
    XP Deus, CTX-3030, Excalibur II
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    Nickels and gold register about the same, low on the discrimination scale. If you set it to high you miss nickels and gold. I like to dig so I set mine low and dig away. I find nickels and 2 gold diamonds rings in the last 10 months. Just my 2 cents.

    Ed D.
    Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!

    Ed Donovan

  4. #4
    us
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Indiana
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
    2,196

    Re: nickles elude me?

    I find alot of nickels with my Ace 250, but also dig alot of pull tabs...but it can be worth it too! Nickels and pull tabs and gold all hit close to each other and just have to be willing to play in the junk!!
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    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
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  5. #5
    us
    Oct 2006
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    Dang Jack you da man nice ring.Mark iam guilty of not digging everything so i guess i miss alot of nickels. 8) AA

  6. #6

    Jun 2007
    east central Ms
    Garrett ace 250
    21

    Re: nickles elude me?

    i have found 2 nickles and 2 rings in less than a month with my ace. o yea, also a ton of pulltabs. cant wait to sell them and see how much i get,the pulltabs that is.
    Total coins since 6/22/07 =204 $10.85

  7. #7
    us
    Semper Fi!

    Jan 2007
    Indiana
    Minelab Explorer XS-2, Garrett Ace 250
    2,196

    Re: nickles elude me?

    I do sell my pull tabs, I have a 5 gallon bucket I keep objects that stick to a magnet, and a bucket of items that do not, a bucket for aluminum, one for copper, and another for brass. I just throw them in the bucket and throw no metal away. It may not amount for much but it adds up especially when you consider how much you can dig in a year. So when I head to sell my aluminum cans, it all goes and I make a few bucks for digging that junk!!
    "Two things are infinite, the Universe and Human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the Universe"
    ~Albert Einstein~

  8. #8

    Apr 2007
    Mankato, MN
    Minelab e-Trac, White E-Series DFX
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    I don't have any personal experience just something I heard. The price for Aluminum is based on the Alloy of the metal and there are quite a few. I heard that the alloy for the pop top part of the can was different and that part, if separated, should bring more money than the alloy for the can. Again, can't swear to it but it's what I heard. If so, your aluminum dealer should be paying you more, per pound, for the pop tops than the cans.

    Daryl
    The only way to really understand something is to play with it.

  9. #9
    us
    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
    South Central Upstate NY in the foothills of the headlands
    '72 RS Kit/Musketeer Advantage with 8" & 10" DD coils/Fisher F75se with 11" DD & 6.5" concentric coils/Sunray FX-1 Probe/Black Widows/Rattler/F-Point/Merlin SXL Pinpointers
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    Nickels fall into the "less conductive" category about a third of the way between iron and silver. Right between foil and pull-tabs. If you are discriminating or trusting the meter/icons you may be ignoring them as trash.
    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  10. #10

    Jun 2007
    102

    Re: nickles elude me?

    Hi Mark!

    My brother use to work in a bank and said that out of all the coins, nickels are the least common. I don't find as many nickels compared to other types of coins.

    Tom

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    Fisher found a way to get the nickels. At least, my CZ does really well on them. Don't find many pulltabs believe it or not, but I have had my days. Foil, old and new style pulltabs, and nickels all have their seperate section on the old analog meter of the CZ-5. Pretty accurate, too.

  12. #12
    us
    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
    delta 4000 / ace 250 - used BH and many others too
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    quite simply put ---a ace 250 will read nickles,and most gold item in the same "group" as pull tabs cut out the pulltabs and you will lose the nickles and many gold items ---its a trade off---no pulltabs equals no nickles and few if any gold items---thus to get all the good "gold finds" and nickles --- you will HAVE to dig it all-- even those dang pulltabs---sorry to inform you of this but thems the facts---thats why I personally like a adjustiible machine--not a "preset" one---you take a nickle and adjust the machine to bearly hit it---that way you keep the gold and lose most of the pulltabs---you will still dig some but by listening very carefully your "ear" will get to know the sounds that your machine makes when it hits "pulltabs"---the differance may not be too much but with time you will dig less pulltabs and start hitting the good stuff--you will still be fooled sometimes even old timers are sometimes ---ultra high dollar machines can better tell them apart and use VDI numbers to tell you which is which---by using the VDI numbers and the sound together old timers really cut down on digging the pulltabs but even then you dig em sometimes---best of luck---Ivan

  13. #13

    Apr 2006
    Western NY
    Fisher CZ3D ,tesoro Tejon ,tesoro cibola
    38

    Re: nickles elude me?

    I have had trouble with nickels in the past too..The other fella is right ,Fisher has it figured out .I have a CZ3D and I have found more nickels than ever before.
    3 can keep a secret if 2 are dead

  14. #14
    BIG61AL

    Re: nickles elude me?

    I think nickles are just used way less than the other coins. I still dig everything on my detecter that says pull tab all the way up to dollar. If it is a pull tab so what. That is one less trash target for the next time I search this area and one less hole that won't be dug too.

  15. #15

    Dec 2006
    Twin Cities, MN
    Garrett Ace 250
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    Re: nickles elude me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Treasure Tom
    Hi Mark!

    My brother use to work in a bank and said that out of all the coins, nickels are the least common. I don't find as many nickels compared to other types of coins.

    Tom
    Definitely true.

    If you buy something and get change, the most you will typically get of any denomination is the following

    4 pennies
    3 quarters
    2 dimes
    1 nickel

    you could also say 1 half dollar....but very few places give those as change.

 

 

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