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Fors CoRe double silver:canadaflag:
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 23, 2017 04:29PM
Back to the hunted out place I was at last time. I did the other half of the parcel of land that I didn't have time to do 2 weeks ago. The temperature is unusually hot and humid for this time of the year so I got eaten alive by mosquitoes but I put up with the buggers and it was well worth it. I found one of the most beautiful coins ever made IMHO, a mercury dime in exceptional shape. For us Canadians, it's a pretty cool find. I also found a 1945 silver dime, a 1942 wheat and a few relics. The broken Madonna seems to be made out of lead. Unfortunately, I didn't find the lower half. The cuff link says "20th Century The King" on the underside. The small buckle probably comes from an old boot. It's rare to find these with the middle pin intact. It was my deepest find in that area at 3 inches. The merc was found at 2 inches.

I've hunted out this place before with 3 other detectors (not counting the Bounty Hunter). I had found only 1 silver coin there. I found 6 silver coins there with the CoRe. It could be luck but I don't think so.

Settings same as last time: DI3, sens 90, masking at 39. Ground balance was 83. Coil used was the FC24 (5.5 X 9.5).

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

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2017 04:31PM by dfmike.

Re: Fors CoRe double silver:canadaflag:
Posted by: OregonGregg
Date: September 23, 2017 07:05PM
Congrats on the nice finds and the two silvers. How are you liking the new FC24 coil? It looks like it's doing a good job.

I gave my FC24 to Monte to use. We have a friendly bet on the most silvers found for the year. It can be any denomination coin, just has to be silver. When he took that coil out to use/test, he promptly found two merc dimes in the same hole. They were located in a nasty area full of iron. According to Monte, the FC24 managed to sniff them out among all the iron. I saw that and said enough of this nonsense, testing time is over, give me my coil back LOL so as it stands I'm at 10 silvers and he is now at 8 silvers.......and we are headed to the finish line.

But I think the FC24 is a winner, nice size coil, not too big and not too small and will handle a good amount of trash and still work great.

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Re: Fors CoRe double silver:canadaflag:
Posted by: dfmike
Date: September 23, 2017 07:57PM
Thanks OregonGregg. I was really impressed with the solidity of the FC24 when I got it. It's small but chunky and the coil cord is thick and probably very well shielded. It looks very much like a football to me.

It ID's and ground balances the same as the 7 X 11 which is what I wanted. Behavior is quite similar but because it's smaller, it sees more stuff (good or bad). In the 3 hours I tried it on the CoRe, it seemed like there was no coil at the end of the rod. It's light and balances extremely well. I really didn't need that coil on the last hunt since trash is on the low side at this place but I just had to try it out. It's too early to give an honest review on how it performs but it seems promising. I really need to get to a place where the smaller size will make a difference. I will visit some of them soon. I still haven't tried my FC13 (5 inch OOR). I've got too many coils and not enough time to detect !

The only other coil of that size that I was considering was the Mars Sniper.

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

Congrats on your FORS CoRe & FC24 success! :clapping:
Posted by: Monte
Date: September 24, 2017 12:29AM
As Oregon Gregg mentioned below, I had similar double silver dime success just this past week using my #2 FORS CoRe with a new open-framer FC24 (5X9½ DD) that I borrowed from Gregg. I don't have the FC24 coil ... yet ... but definitely plan to have BOTH the FC24 and FR24 in my working detector and accessory coil battery soon for my CoRe and Relic models.

Oregon Gregg has had the MARS or NEL or CORE aftermarket coils of a similar size for his FORS CoRe and Makro Racer/Racer 2 units, and he offered me the use of his new FC24 coil to "check-it-out." I did, hunting a site about 20 minutes from either of us that has given up a few older period coins from the early-to-mid 1900's for us. So I swapped out my 7X11 DD I kept on FORS CoRe #2 for the new 5X9½ open-frame DD and proceeded to hunt a well-worked area at this older park.

In less than 30 minutes I had a good clean audio response that was mixed in with a lot of nearby discarded iron junk. The audio response was complemented by a reasonably repeatable visual TID that gave me a numeric response that almost locked-on. The target, soon to be two targets, was located between 6" and 8" deep amongst some iron debris. I cut a plug in the dirt and weeded area and recovered a 1945-S Mercury Dime. Checking the hole I still had a nice repeatable responses and on the edge of the hole, maybe 1½-2 inches aside from where the first one came out I recovered a 2nd Mercury Dime, but this one was a 1937-S mintage.

Like you, I find the Mercury dimes to be a nice looking coin, especially the pillar on the reverse side. Maybe 15 minutes after that I found a very nice condition 1930-S Wheat-back ](Lincoln)[/color] Cent no more than 15 feet away from where I recovered the silver dimes. Most of the time I work the densely littered sites with my small 'OOR' DD coil (the 4.7X5.2 DD) on my CoRe and will save the mid-sized DD coil, when I get it, for the low-to-modest trashy places, but this was a 'test time' for me so I selected one of the trashier locations at this particular older-use site.

I am sure you're going to continue to enjoy success afield with the new 5X9½ DD FC24 coil, as well as the 'OOR' coil when you can get some time in with it. Part of the reason you'll enjoy success with these coils is because they will be mounted to one of the best general-purpose detectors out there, the Nokta FORS CoRe. :thumbup:


PS: A comment of coin depth. Note the 6" to 8" depths of the dimes I mentioned finding above. This was not an exaggerated depth guess, and it wasn't due to "coin sink rate' because coins don't. Most of the coins Oregon Gregg & I have found at this old-use site have been between ±1" and perhaps 3" or just slightly more. But where I found the two dimes, the ground build-up is very apparent as the root structure of the two large side-by-side trees is deeper and out-of-sight and you can see a rise in the ground where the soil has been pushed around and deposited around the trees for about 6' to 10' out from them, thus causing the deeper coin positioning.

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