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2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 21, 2017 05:57PM
Here are my clad coins finds for 2017 so far. They were just tumbled clean. 75% were found with the Impact. Did not include the huge pile of lowly pennies still in the bucket.
Now you know why I like the Impact for Canadian clad coins. Some US coins in the mix.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!




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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: dfmike
Date: October 21, 2017 07:48PM
Did you do a full count ? That is one impressive pile of coins. Many toonies and loonies in there. I'm going to have to try an Impact at one point.

Is the Q40 doing as good on Canadian clad ?



Active detectors: Fisher F19 LTD, Nokta Fors CoRe, Makro pointer and way too many coils.
Previous detectors: Bounty Hunter Discovery, Fisher F44, Omega 8000 V6, Minelab X-Terra 705, Fisher F5

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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 21, 2017 08:54PM
Wife is counting it all......as I write. The Q40 with the 5x9 coil combo, works excellent for general purpose coin and jewelry hunting. I enjoy using it.
But, the Impact is much better overall. Large price difference between the two.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 22, 2017 07:23AM
About $160 for about 100 hours. Hmm $1.60 hour, what I was earning back in 1973.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: D&P-OR
Date: October 22, 2017 08:01AM
Pretty good Sven.----Sure beats sitting in front of the boob tube!:smile:
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About $160 for about 100 hours. Hmm $1.60 hour, what I was earning back in 1973.


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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: cladcanada
Date: October 23, 2017 12:46PM
Impressive , dd coil or concentric ?

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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 23, 2017 06:02PM
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cladcanada
Impressive , dd coil or concentric ?

Used both, if I want a bit more depth, the 5x9 goes on. It gets those Can dimes a bit better.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

Nice tally so far, Sven. :detecting:
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 24, 2017 12:56AM
You haven't had the Impact all year, and some coils came out later in the year as well, but my guess is the Impact w/7" Concentric has been the most used combination for you.

I'll have a 7" Concentric and 5" DD back in my detector battery soon, and will quickly mount the 7"C to my remaining Impact. We still have some good detecting weather left, at least for a month, and then I am planning a get-away for a week or two or ??? when winter freezes up the ground here. If my sister doesn't mind house-sitting (she's been staying here until we can find her a place anyway), then I would feel better about even making it a 2-4 week journey to hunt several places on south were it will be warmer and pleasant.

I'll naturally travel with a CoRe and Relic and one Tesoro, but no doubt the Impact w/7" Concentric will be my first-grabbed and most-used detector. The way the Impact has been handling your mostly magnetic-based metal Canadian coins I would guess it will help you along the way come 2018. Have you considered making a guess or setting an Annual Coin Count Goal to shoot for in 2018?

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Two each of the following: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX7 (coming soon)

Other Specialty-Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


Wow! Kind of surprise to me on coil performance. :unsure:
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 24, 2017 01:14AM
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cladcanada
Impressive , dd coil or concentric ?

Used both, if I want a bit more depth, the 5x9 goes on. It gets those Can dimes a bit better.
For general, all-around, day-to-day detecting the 7" Concentric is my #1 preferred search coil with the Impact. I wish they made the same size for the CoRe and Relic series models as well. I have the benefit of the USA minted coinage which are mostly copper/bronze, or cupro-nickel, zinc, modern clad or good old silver metal make-up. Perhaps it is the Double-D configuration and behavior with your mostly magnetic-based coins of iron/steel or nickel that shows an advantage?

My #2 favorite Impact coil if the round 5" DD for the very densely littered/closely associated target sites or for those that are choked with building rubble, rocks or dense brush. Just about tied in 2nd place is the newer open-frame 5X9½ DD I like for more open sites just for a little bit better coverage when it is also choked with more small debris to deal with. It does get better detection depth than the 5" DD in more open areas, but so far I have had matching or slightly better depth with the 7" Concentric I had than a side-by-side comparison with the 5X9½ DD. Almost equal performance, depth wise, but if there's an 'edge' it goes to the Concentric.

One of the great things about the Impact is that Nokta has supplied us with a splendid assortment of factory-produced search coils for it that work well. :clapping:

Monte



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Two each of the following: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX7 (coming soon)

Other Specialty-Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147


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Re: Nice tally so far, Sven. :detecting:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 24, 2017 05:19AM
No total goal count for 2018, my daily hunt quota is finding just one $1 coin. The sooner I find one, the better the hunt will be.

"... is finding just one $1 coin" ... A nice start-the-day goal. :thumbup:
Posted by: Monte
Date: October 24, 2017 09:21AM
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Sven
No total goal count for 2018, my daily hunt quota is finding just one $1 coin. The sooner I find one, the better the hunt will be.
I wish we had that opportunity here in the US. Oh, we have some modern $1 coins, but very few people use them. Stores don't seem interested I handling them and giving them out in change, and the most I have recovered in a year this past decade or so has been '22' of them. Usually I end up with about '15' to '18' of our dollar coins per year. I sure wish they'd get rid of the paper dollars and make us use coinage.

As I explained on my AHRPS Traditional Con Hunting Forum, I like to think ahead and plan for the coming year by setting various 'personal' goals. That's what I was wondering about, and a great example could be tied in with where we live and where we hunt, how often we hunt, the types of sites we select, and 'special' incentives such as you just mentioned. You have a daily coin count goal of finding at least one $1 coin.

Now you see, you can benefit from that goal whereas most of us here in the USA would very seldom come close to reaching that goal of a Dollar Coin per day since we don't have many in regular use and circulation. But it is a personal goal or incentive to encourage you to get yourself out detecting more often and try to reach a certain limit each day you're out. That is the same idea or purpose for setting an Annual Coin Count Goal. It is NOT a public challenge to try and beat someone else, or to offer your ACCG up as a challenge for others to try and beat you. It is simply a goal for any individual to set that helps encourage the them to get out and achieve and compete with their self. No one else's goal, just one you set that is a personal goal to work towards.

By making it an Annual Coin Count Goal you get to determine how much time and effort you want to contribute to getting out metal detecting, and it can be an encouragement for some to do more research, maybe travel ma little more on a day afield to find more hunt sites. And from it we can determine several personal Daily Goals similar to your effort to find One $1 Coin a Day.

2017 isn't over year, unless it is just too cold or getting snowed over where you are and you've called-it-a-year. But even so, just looking at your report on the finds I can see where you can set some other independent 'goals' to work on. You stated: "About $160 for about 100 hours." Just from that conclusion at this point you can set an Annual Hunt-Time Goal of 100 hours and work toward that goal or beating it.

You can set an Annual Dollar-Value Goal of $160.00 face-value and make every effort to accomplish that personal goal. You'll have it easier up there with all those Loonies and Toonies to be found !!! I have my own personal goals to work towards each year, and they are just that, personal goals that help encourage me to go detecting more often. It was easier when I lived in and around Portland, Oregon or back in Ogden, Utah because they were much larger metropolitan areas and I could travel to more city parks and schools and sports fields where modern coinage can be found in greater numbers.

Then in 2013 I moved to a more remote town of about 585 people, and two years and nine days ago to a bigger-size smaller town of about 1865 people. Public sites that draw a lot of human activity that generate coin loss are minimal. therefore my Annual Coin Finding Opportunities are minimal which calls for me to set a lower ACCG to work toward. All found coins are included in my tallies, meaning old coins from Relic Hunting counted in the total take along with all of the modern change I find when out Coin Hunting. So I do have a few daily goals when I set out for a day of Coin Hunting.

Mine Sub-Goals are:

Goal #1: Try to find at least 100 Coins-per-Day. That was easy when I lived in or hunted in the greater Portland Oregon metro area.

Goal #2: Try to find new sites, and any sites, that might have the possibility of higher-denomination change so that the 1¢ coin totals are close to matching the combination of all my other coin's tallied-up. That would be a 50% Penny Recovery Goal, and anytime I can beat that by having more 5¢, 10¢, 25¢ and possibly even a 50¢ or $1 coin in the mix of recoveries that all add up to more than the number of 1¢ coins, I have had a very good Coin Hunting Day.

From that, and depending on the populations and areas of public use and detecting opportunities I can plan to work in a year, I set my personal annual goal to work towards. So, with your current showing of $160 dollar value, all you need to do is count out the number of different coin denominations you found and have an Total Coin Tally, plus the benefit of seeing just how the different denominations broke down for the year. From that you could easily set a goal, which is nothing more than a personal challenge you can work on whether out detecting on your own or when hunting with others.

Just a thought for you, or anyone, to consider.

Monte

PS: I just posted this but am headed out the door for an older location so my Daily Coin Count anticipation is only '10' coins. It's 30° and I'll move better once the sun starts to warm me up. For some strange reason, the Impact also seems to 'work better' when I am more comfortable, too. :)



"Your EYES ... the only 100% accurate form of Discrimination!"

Stinkwater Wells
Trading Post

Metal Detector Evaluations and Product Reviews
'How-To' help for Coin & Jewelry Hunting, Relic Hunting and Useful Techniques.

My Regular-Use Detectors:
Nokta: Two each of the following: Impact, FORS Relic and FORS CoRe
Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre µMAX and Mojave
White's: MX7 (coming soon)

Other Specialty-Use Detectors from:
Compass, Makro, Nokta, Tesoro and White's
Note: Detectors are listed alphabetically by Brand, NOT in my order of preference for use. Additional search coils on-hand in accessory bags.

Pinpointers: Using Nokta and Makro Pointers.
Headphones: Using the Killer B 'Hornet' and White's Pro Star.

*** All working well today to make memories for tomorrow. ***

monte@stinkwaterwells.com .. or .. monte@ahrps.org
(503) 481-8147




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/24/2017 09:26AM by Monte.

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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: cladcanada
Date: October 24, 2017 10:50AM
My only hunt goals are finding enough $$ for coffee , if i do well batteries . $1 & $2 coins help

Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Busparts
Date: October 24, 2017 04:39PM
My Goal is to find Pop Tabs, so I am never disappointed. But a penny a day keeps me hunting.

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Re: "... is finding just one $1 coin" ... A nice start-the-day goal. :thumbup:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 24, 2017 06:38PM
Had some great $20 total days this year. Competition is fierce around here, most spots picked over. Still plenty to find others have missed or I had missed with other detectors. More or less I am after the reclusive gold jewelry lost, the coins are a bonus and not passing up the $1 and $2 coins which can be found here like you find quarters in the US. Those coins can spoil a person fast, especially when many times people lose a couple of each in one hole. Everyone carries about 3-6 of those coins in their pocket at any given time. Theres folks who detect here in the bigger cities like Toronto who routinely dig up $30 plus a day. Where I live is one of the smaller cities where coins are not lost like Skiddles falling out of the sky but, there is stuff here. The Impact is helping me find silver rings, have been getting at least one or two every other outing, which is a lot better than I have done the past years with other detectors.

The weather just turned from a early fall to the normal late cold fall, weather permitting will get out some more. And the daytime vanishes pretty fast now, can only look towards the weekends to hunt, not retired yet, so days are spent working to pay the bills. Still need to find one last gold ring for this year, I want a big one...LOL.......have been finding these little thin gold rings.

Hoping for a very late winter without snow, until the snow flies and the ground freezes over, going to get out there................



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

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Re: 2017 Finds so far, years not over with yet :canadaflag:
Posted by: Sven
Date: October 24, 2017 06:40PM
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My only hunt goals are finding enough $$ for coffee , if i do well batteries . $1 & $2 coins help

I find buried batteries almost every outing with every detector, until I got the Impact, what's up with that?



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

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