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1266 question for Dave J. or others with knowledge...
Posted by: Joseph in Alabama
Date: January 19, 2018 07:17PM
Hey guys couple weeks ago found a half dime with my T2...yesterday got my old sparky double board 1266 out and see how the half dime would airtest...cranked disc all the way to max and ran half dime across coil...nothing..not a peep,had to back disc off to about 7-1/4 to get a tone....then tried clad dime with disc. maxed and got solid tone....any ideas why the half dime would not give tone at max disc? thanks in advance..joe

1266 question...
Posted by: vlad
Date: January 19, 2018 10:58PM
I wonder if the composition of silver/copper for the Half Dime could have some effect I have read that some early issues the purity was sometimes......questionable.
The Half Dime is 15.5 mm compared to 17.9 mm for a dime makes a difference too; smaller is less metal (wonder how a 3 cent Silver would react?)
Is the coin oxidized strongly--that too has an effect. (been so long since I dug one I do not recall what it read).

Re: 1266 question...
Posted by: Joseph in Alabama
Date: January 21, 2018 07:37PM
Hello vlad
Thanks for responding ...could be the composition might have something to do with it ..the coin is wore but has no oxidation on it...I have never read/heard whete,when disc was maxed that silver/copper could be tuned out... joe

Where did the T2 i.d. it?N/T
Posted by: vlad
Date: January 22, 2018 07:26AM

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Re: Where did the T2 i.d. it?
Posted by: Joseph in Alabama
Date: January 23, 2018 05:55PM
Hello vlad
Best I remember it was a mid to high 70's bounce...I know it was a high tone that caused me to investigate..but had medium tones mixed with it...that may be where the answer is.. with the newer T2 technology being able to mix in high tones on what silver is in the half dime..where as the 66 can't pick up the silver over the other properties in the coin.. causing it to disc. out sooner....thanks joe

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