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Finding Coins - How To Tune Up Your Metal Detector
Joesph Buffalo

Over 30 years in the electronic industry. Management, sales, marketing. Has written various articles on ebay business, and treasure hunting. Enjoys Metal Detecting treasure hunting. Collectibles on line.

By Joesph Buffalo
Published on 02/7/2009

In this article we are going to give you some tips on hunting coins and other treasures with your metal detector.

It seems I get a lot of questions about how to recognize a good hit or is it junk.

There are all different types of metal detectors. Each has their own design, but most consist of the same electronics. It is nice to have a discriminator so you can weed out bottle caps and pull tabs,
however you can miss nickels and rings setting your mode to clear caps and tabs.

Finding Coins - How To Tune Up Your Metal Detector

Here are a few simple tips to help identify the different items.

Obviously become familiar with your detector. Take a series of coins, (cent, nickel, dime, quarter, half) and a silver or gold ring, bottle tab, pull-tab. The rings can be the inexpensive types. Bury each at
different depths. Bury them far enough apart so you don't get readings from two different sources.

Use your metal detector and slowly move over each item. Write down each type of sound you hear. Also record the depth. If you have a discriminator do the same thing. Test different settings to how far you
can go to eliminate the caps and tabs and not eliminate nickels and rings. You are trying to remember the types of sounds for each item.

Depending on the model and type of detector you own, there is a strong possibility when you tune out the caps and tabs, you also tune out nickels and a few rings. This is were the tones and sounds you
remember are very instrumental in not missing the good finds. Pull-tabs usually will give off a double hit tone as you pass over it.

I hope you found some value here. This information may seem basic, but I think you grasp the importance of learning about your detector and it's capabilities.

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Author has over 30 years in the electronic industry. Business owner, Sales and Marketing Consultant, Ebay Senior Member, Internet Advanced User. Treasure Hunting, Metal Detector Buff. Found over $300 worth of Gold in a city park. Read all about it at AZMULETREASURES