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Safari tid
Posted by: petew
Date: December 23, 2015 08:39PM
I was testing coins,to see where they fell.A silver half reads 35,silver dimes 37,38.Does this sound right?

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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: KinTN
Date: December 25, 2015 10:36AM
In the ground, all the silver (dimes, qtrs, rings, dangles, but no halves) I have found with my Safari has rung up a solid 39. I haven't air tested (or if I did, I've forgotten), so I cant speak to that. Halves do fall lower conductively on the CTX, so it doesn't surprise me that it can read a bit lower in the air.

How did the tones sound? Were they the same. My fav trait of my Safari is that beautiful silver sound it makes.



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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: petew
Date: December 25, 2015 09:15PM
Yes,I guess its true ,just gotta get someore time on this Machine.Seems to be a great coin slayer,and at the buy new price it better be.lol..
I didn't buy this one new,but a grand is alot of money for those who bought new.

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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: Goldstrike
Date: December 25, 2015 10:53PM
I bought my Safari brand new because I didn't want any hidden anomalies/issue's on a used one. Mine has paid for it's self quite a few time's over so it was a great investment for me. When you do see a quality metal detector, whether it's a Minelab, White's, Garrett's etc; and the machines that have proven themselves in the field, they hold their value and regarding Safari's, you just don't see too many of them being offered for sale and when you do, they are way up there on the price, so that should tell you a lot about the quality and reliability. Again, the machine is only as good as the operator!!

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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: KinTN
Date: December 26, 2015 10:54AM
When I shell out that kind of money, I definitely want new in case theres a problem. And like Goldstrike said, look around (like on ebay) and see how well quality machines hold their value. One of the reasons I bought a Safari after a decade+ away from the hobby was that I could easily get most of my money back if the hype didn't match the performance (mine also paid for itself pretty quickly. and I still have it as a loaner machine).



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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: petew
Date: December 26, 2015 03:33PM
No doubt its worth every penny.

Re: Safari tid
Posted by: Sanderling
Date: December 26, 2015 06:06PM
I bought my Safari new as well in September 2013. It has paid for itself in coins and jewelry for sure, but the non monetary value has to be considered as well. What a great way to spend a day or part of one out in the sun, fresh air, getting some exercise, and meeting people who are interested in your hobby. Taking good care of the machine will give you years of enjoyment. As far as the tid, dimes and quarters are 37 and 38, nickels 14-15, and pennies 34-36. Don't know why halves and silver dollars show as a 36. I love the tid in the 20s as it is usually something interesting and some times valuable. I have had mine for over two years and still learning. Have fun with it. You made a good decision on the Safari petew.

Re: Safari tid
Posted by: Prodigy
Date: December 29, 2015 09:33AM
Ive had the Safari for 4 years. Generally, silver will ring up 38. However I have found that some times older silver (Barber and older) will ring up 36. 37 is almost always clad. The safari rarely varies by small amounts like you see with the CTX because of the slower processor. When metals are close together, the slower processor will read as one metal and throw the signal way off. Whereas the CTX will recognize the presence of two separate signals.

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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: KinTN
Date: December 29, 2015 09:12PM
Prodigy, on your older silver at 36/37, did the Safari still sound off with its typical tone?



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Re: Safari tid
Posted by: Prodigy
Date: December 30, 2015 06:55AM
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KinTN
Prodigy, on your older silver at 36/37, did the Safari still sound off with its typical tone?

Actually, it would sound off with the tone of a 38. Not the tone of a typical clad 36-37. Good point

Re: Safari tid
Posted by: Prodigy
Date: December 30, 2015 06:59AM
However, the older coins are often deeper and TID #s are not as accurate. So maybe i just made the wrong connection. This would also explain why the tone was like silver (38-39), but the numbers were not (36-37).

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