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Method for burying test coins
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 26, 2017 10:15AM
Took a metal pipe and wrapped tape around it and measured and marked distances. Then drove the pipe in the ground, to the desired depth and pulled it back out, dropped the coin in. Then used a golf tee to mark how deep it was. All the coins are nickels so it doesn't need to say what it is. I'm just going to let the natural elements fill the holes in because I don't have any loose dirt to fill the holes.

Will probably do some more with nails and pull tabs.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: 5900_XL-1
Date: July 26, 2017 01:35PM
My detectors don't do well with an air space like that.

Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 26, 2017 02:18PM
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5900_XL-1
My detectors don't do well with an air space like that.

Mine isn't either. I'm going to have to get some dirt to fill them up. But, it is a precise way to get them at proper depth.



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: July 26, 2017 03:33PM
When you pull the pipe out the plug is IN the pipe--Just take a stick and Push the plug back into the hole !!!

Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: pplinker
Date: July 26, 2017 03:49PM
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doc holiday232
When you pull the pipe out the plug is IN the pipe--Just take a stick and Push the plug back into the hole !!!

Never thought of that! Thank you!



Greetings and good luck from West Virginia

XP Dius, Minelab 704 with 3khz 9 inch coil, 18 KHZ 5 inch coil, 5 inch coiltek coil, 18 kHz 5 x 9 coil. Original Garrot pinpointer, Garrot pinpointer pro and M16 pinpointer

1831 large cent, 1838 seated silver dime, 1901 barber dime, 1864 two-cent piece,1886,1900 and 1904 Indian head pennies, 3 silver Washington quarters, 3 Roosevelt dimes. 30 or 40 wheats, 10K black hills gold ring, 1974 10K gold class ring, 1870 Artillery button, 1940 and 1944 Mercury dime, ?? three cent piece

I am a 61 year old wife and mother with two daughters and three granddaughters. I'm thankful for all God's blessings.

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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: August 12, 2017 09:12PM
Planting coins for a test garden!
I've tried several different ways but my next plan is to dig a plug in the soil as deep as I want the coin to be,
then reach in at the depth I want and slide the coin into the side of the hole, then put the plug back in.

The idea is that none of the soil above the coin will be disturbed. (also nickels are not good coins to plant, they do real funny things after about 5")

Mark



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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: olfart
Date: August 12, 2017 10:33PM
I used my wife's bulb planter. It's marked for depth, so I push it in, twist to break the soil loose at the bottom, then lift it out. Drop in the coin, then squeeze the handle on the planter and the plug drops back into the hole. Step on it, and I'm done.

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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: August 12, 2017 10:51PM
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olfart
I used my wife's bulb planter. It's marked for depth, so I push it in, twist to break the soil loose at the bottom, then lift it out. Drop in the coin, then squeeze the handle on the planter and the plug drops back into the hole. Step on it, and I'm done.

I Made these for detecting, but the long handle keeps me from using it in our city park! it takes PERFECT plugs! but it still disturbs the soil above the coin in test gardens. Also, the plugger doesn't do well in REALLY hard DRY ground.

Mark



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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: Dan-Pa.
Date: August 13, 2017 09:42AM
Ballpark info at best...unfortunately recently buried coins do not read as well as coins buried for years.

Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: Snap On Man
Date: August 13, 2017 09:58AM
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I used my wife's bulb planter. It's marked for depth, so I push it in, twist to break the soil loose at the bottom, then lift it out. Drop in the coin, then squeeze the handle on the planter and the plug drops back into the hole. Step on it, and I'm done.

I Made these for detecting, but the long handle keeps me from using it in our city park! it takes PERFECT plugs! but it still disturbs the soil above the coin in test gardens. Also, the plugger doesn't do well in REALLY hard DRY ground.

Mark
g That looks just like the cup changer I used at the golf course.

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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: August 13, 2017 01:02PM
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olfart
I used my wife's bulb planter. It's marked for depth, so I push it in, twist to break the soil loose at the bottom, then lift it out. Drop in the coin, then squeeze the handle on the planter and the plug drops back into the hole. Step on it, and I'm done.

I Made these for detecting, but the long handle keeps me from using it in our city park! it takes PERFECT plugs! but it still disturbs the soil above the coin in test gardens. Also, the plugger doesn't do well in REALLY hard DRY ground.

Mark
g That looks just like the cup changer I used at the golf course.

My brother " forum member SL51" who has spent a good bit of his life on golf courses said the same thing. I made ONE big mistake when I welded it together the first time, I put foot bar on the same side of the plunger peg as shown in the picture, but I later took it back apart
and rearranged it. It works really well for plug down to the 7" range. You can mark the pinpoint location with a golf tee and by looking down from the top you can align the hole in the plunger plate with the golf tee and be on target!

Mark



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Re: Method for burying test coins
Posted by: MarkCZ
Date: August 13, 2017 01:10PM
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Dan-Pa.
Ballpark info at best...unfortunately recently buried coins do not read as well as coins buried for years.

Hi Dan, I hope your doing well!

Dan, I found out the very same thing if the coins are deeper than 3"- 4" I have some coins buried @ 7" that have been there for four years and unless I use All Metal they
are the same as GONE!

That's why for the time I gave up on DEEP test gardens, my big brother Ron has some coins buried at @ 7" and when he first buried them they worked okay, then in like a week they just vanished!
That's why I've been thinking about digging a hole and then slipping the coin into the side of the hole at the bottom, thinking that might leave the soil above the coin undisturbed (As Whites stated, burying a coin disturbs the "Ground Matrix")

Mark



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