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    Is there something special about finding a cache of coins?

    The only reason Iím asking is , I got a mason jar and filled it with silver coins, (about 100 face value) and noticed it doesnít give the signal I would have expected.

    I tested it with both Etrac and CTX, and it was always a steady 11-34.

    I was reading it from almost 24Ēs and it would go quiet around 3Ē because of overload.

    I tested it with and without the lid thinking thatís what was giving me the odd numbers.

    of course I know the chances of it all staying together is slim, but having it read lower than a buried soda can makes me wonder if I would ever dig that signal.

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    Very interesting. I have a different detector than you. Mine is a AT Pro. I had always though if I swung it over a jar full of coins it would be screaming loud about it. It certainly has no problem with beer cans. I'm tempted to fill a jar with silver coins and see what happens.

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    Curious, did you test it with it laying on its side? I’m wondering if too many coins are “edge” up in the upright position. Just a thought.


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    never tried it or found a cache. I would think any detector would be screaming over that amount of silver. What do they do over a couple of silver dollars stacked. Is there a point where they assume it's not silver because of size? I didn't write that right but you get what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Curious, did you test it with it laying on its side? I’m wondering if too many coins are “edge” up. Just a thought.
    I tested it standing up and on its side. I even had a little spill out with the lid off thinking it would hit high but it never did.

    Im sure it being so much changes thing, But not one high tone.

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    Take a few coins out and recheck then write down the numbers. Then keep doing it until the numbers change. If they will. Good luck!


    We are not what we take, we are what we leave.

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    An old silver cash would probably have an antique Mason Jar lid made of zinc on the jar.
    What type of lid are you using?
    I have found over a dozen old zinc jar lids and no silver.

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    Rook

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    I'm glad you ask. I have premission to hunt a city park where a festival is held yearly and where the booths are set up 4 years ago I found a cashe of dimes still in the roll an a bunch of quarters separate in the same one hole. It was kinda funny, I kept covering the hole and kept getting an 84(at pro) and would uncover get a quarter, cover up and another 84. I said, what ta hay. Finally I got them all. That my friend is fun coin shootin.Congrats
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    I dug a broken jar with about $30 face in silver in it. Signal blew my ears off. I was using the xp deus with the original 9" LF coil on it.
    Nitric, gold boy, Kace and 4 others like this.

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    Kace

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    The DFX will pick them up. I couldn't tell you the numbers, but that's been a fantastic machine for me.

    I'm going to buy the AT Max to have the submersible capabilities otherwise I'm Very Happy with the DFX and Ill keep it

    I'm curious to see what your testing shows.

    Kace

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    A few years back, I hit a loaded coin purse (33 coins...clad, unfortunately) at about 5-6" and I got a steady 12-48/13-48 in both directions. Was an Etrac in basic coin mode and a NEL Sharpshooter coil.
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    Caches can ring all over the place depending on depth, container composition, mineralization. We dug several at a home site that rang up as a penny or dime. If you think there is a cache, dig any targets that pinpoint as large.

    Wayne

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    sprailroad

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    Hmmmm...I think you have many of us thinking. For me, if in a park, something that size etc., perhaps not. Out in a field somewhere or in woods? well, if it "seems" not to be iron, I'll dig it. Of course with fields and woods, foundations and fence post, I'll dig it. Finding something like that, would be my first. One can always hope.

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    Bill Jones

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    In response to the statement "do they assume etc," Your detector does not ASSUME anything, if a large size were a factor, it would overload. It just responds to the signals it was designed for. As for the jar full of coins, every detector I've had in hand would respond solidly to that target.
    luvsdux
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvsdux View Post
    In response to the statement "do they assume etc," Your detector does not ASSUME anything, if a large size were a factor, it would overload. It just responds to the signals it was designed for. As for the jar full of coins, every detector I've had in hand would respond solidly to that target.
    luvsdux
    it was no doubt a solid target, It was just a lot lower numbers than I expected.

    Im actually taking it out to my hunting area this weekend to do a test in the ground with my ATP, CTX and Etrac to see what it tells me there.

 

 
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