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Thread: War Nickel VDIs

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  1. #1

    Dec 2013
    North Carolina
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    War Nickel VDI's

    It's a cold, rainy day, so I'm stuck inside. I thought I'd use the time to check the different readings of War Nickels to see if there is any pattern to why some read higher than others. I had hypothesized that certain years and/or mints had a higher content of silver. After testing, I see no pattern. Although, my sample size of S and D mints is pretty small.

    These results (in parenthesis) are from an XP Deus running 12khz. Lowest was 62 and highest was 84. That's a pretty big spread.

    1942 P (62)
    1942 P (77)
    1942 P (64)

    1943 P (84)
    1943 P (83)
    1943 P (63)
    1943 P (63)
    1943 P (62)
    1943 P (64)
    1943 P (75)

    1944 P (65)
    1944 P (76)

    1945 D (84)

    1945 S (87)
    1945 S (67)

    1945 P (64)
    1945 P (72)
    1945 P (72)
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    2017 Totals

    (4) Silver Washington Quarter
    (1) Silver 1949 Tiawan something
    (6) Silver Rosies
    (4) Mercury Dimes
    (1) Barber Dime
    (1) Silver War Nickel

  2. #2
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    Dec 2006
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    Weird, silver content should all be the same. What do regular nickels read?
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    Feb 2013
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    Since I'm snowed in, I decided to conduct my own test of war nickles I have found. Using the Equinox, my results weren't quite the same as yours. While the VDI's were off a point or two from one to another, they were all still fairly consistent. I suspect this is due to varying degrees of wear or corrosion on them. Another example, a worn flat silver dime will usually read a point or two lower than less worn one with a full rim. This has been my experience anyway, YMMV. Your extreme VDI readings variance is baffling, I agree.
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    17 on the nox for the last couple I’ve dug.
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  6. #6

    Dec 2013
    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by l.cutler View Post
    Weird, silver content should all be the same. What do regular nickels read?
    52.
    2017 Totals

    (4) Silver Washington Quarter
    (1) Silver 1949 Tiawan something
    (6) Silver Rosies
    (4) Mercury Dimes
    (1) Barber Dime
    (1) Silver War Nickel

  7. #7

    Dec 2013
    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoinHunterAZ View Post
    Since I'm snowed in, I decided to conduct my own test of war nickles I have found. Using the Equinox, my results weren't quite the same as yours. While the VDI's were off a point or two from one to another, they were all still fairly consistent. I suspect this is due to varying degrees of wear or corrosion on them. Another example, a worn flat silver dime will usually read a point or two lower than less worn one with a full rim. This has been my experience anyway, YMMV. Your extreme VDI readings variance is baffling, I agree.
    The Nox has a more condensed VDI, so the spread wouldn't be as noticeable. I have an Equinox 800 I can test with also.

    Thanks.
    2017 Totals

    (4) Silver Washington Quarter
    (1) Silver 1949 Tiawan something
    (6) Silver Rosies
    (4) Mercury Dimes
    (1) Barber Dime
    (1) Silver War Nickel

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeRunner2019 View Post
    52.
    Hunting in 12Hz a common nickel reads 64.
    A Buffalo, V, or Shield, will also read 64. I have even found Silver nickels that came on at 64. The DEUS will give some wild readings leaving one to wonder why did that gold coin come in at 72?
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    Maybe soil conditions are having an impact on our readings.
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  10. #10

    Dec 2013
    North Carolina
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    Quote Originally Posted by against the wind View Post
    Hunting in 12Hz a common nickel reads 64.
    A Buffalo, V, or Shield, will also read 64. I have even found Silver nickels that came on at 64. The DEUS will give some wild readings leaving one to wonder why did that gold coin come in at 72?
    They are always low 50's for me. Do you have ID Norm on?
    2017 Totals

    (4) Silver Washington Quarter
    (1) Silver 1949 Tiawan something
    (6) Silver Rosies
    (4) Mercury Dimes
    (1) Barber Dime
    (1) Silver War Nickel

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    That is strange. You would think you could get different VDI's from regular nickels as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeRunner2019 View Post
    They are always low 50's for me. Do you have ID Norm on?
    I'm sorry, I have my machine set up so that the target will always have the same VDI value regardless of which frequency I am hunting in
    That way, I only have to remember one set of numbers instead of 4. One for each frequency.
    Last edited by against the wind; Feb 28, 2019 at 05:46 PM.
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