Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile


Nice 1897 v nickel

September 27, 2022 10:37PM
Not long ago I snagged up a Makro Gold Racer new in box and an early version that has no wireless built in. It also seems to have a 5x10 concentric coil. I had one before and stupidly sold it. In my neck of the woods we have some grounds that are pretty tough to hunt with natural iron ore and magnetite. I always seemed to have good luck with the high frequencies in some these grounds.

I set the machine up so disc1 can be used for jewelry and coin shooting and started to hit some areas that have been picked through over the years. Settings I use is id filter (threshold based discrimination) set at 38 and tone break at 61. 38 is the bottom line of small gold and 61 is 1 click over where a USA nickel breaks at. This puts all iron grunts as potential gold and platinum jewelry targets including small chains, earrings etc. If I run into too much foil I will nudge the id filter up. VCO mode will be all targets above and copper and silver will be 80+ in id's. Clad will be min 80's. All the mid 60-high 70's are usually trash and can be easily identified by size of their sound.

Tonight I was started to pick out a few nickels and didn't realize that when I got home one was 1897. 2nd V nickel I have pulled from this park. Other old targets I have found was with my Tejon with concentric coil.

Good sign in general to be picking nickels out from the aluminum trash as my odds of getting a nice ring or 2 is much higher as people have skipped over that range.

The Gold Racer is ideal for this style of hunting but it certainly won't unmask from iron nails and rust like a Tesoro can. It does however do very well in tough grounds.
open | download - 68601393805__1AECB666-6816-4BCE-8050-C0CF4E7B3175.JPG (1.89 MB)
Subject Author Views Posted

Nice 1897 v nickel Attachments

kac 264 September 27, 2022 10:37PM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel Attachments

kac 108 October 07, 2022 09:49AM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

Timbertodd 105 October 07, 2022 12:57PM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

GB_Amateur 96 September 29, 2022 09:24AM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

kac 91 September 29, 2022 10:22AM

1897 V nickel

UtahRich 100 September 28, 2022 07:28PM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel Attachments

kac 108 September 28, 2022 06:28PM

Congrats on the V Nickel. N/T

OregonGregg 117 September 29, 2022 05:53AM

Nice nickel score kac! N/T

Timbertodd 127 September 28, 2022 11:22AM

Congrats, on both the 'V' Nickel and Gold Racer snag. N/T

Monte 83 September 28, 2022 01:15AM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

Utmike 97 September 27, 2022 11:23PM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

Harold,ILL. 140 September 28, 2022 07:28PM

Re: Nice 1897 v nickel

kac 86 September 29, 2022 10:27AM

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 32