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Old 11-09-2019, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Estima8tor View post
I do like the spread on the VDI. Took it to a local park this morning and dug some clad just to get a feel for the numbers and sounds. Zinc pennies ring up around 66-67 and coppers come in at about 76-77. Clad dimes at 78-80 and quarters 90-91. Silver quarters ring up a little higher at 93-95 in air test. The one nickle I found came in at 24-25. Tested it on some IHP's and they came in at 62-63 (they are very crusty so a clean one may ring up differently).
That is what I like, a better separation on those coins. Compare to the tight grouping of the Equinox 800.

IH bronze 1864-1909 1906 = 20-23
Wheat 1909 1958 = 24-25
Clad dime 23-25
Memorials 1959-1982 copper alloy 1980 = 24-25
Memorials 1982-2008 copper plated zinc 1994 = 20-21
2010 to date shield 20-21

And on the 800 depending on depth, these numbers can vary by 1 or 2.

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Old 11-09-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by maxxkatt View post
That is what I like, a better separation on those coins. Compare to the tight grouping of the Equinox 800.

IH bronze 1864-1909 1906 = 20-23
Wheat 1909 1958 = 24-25
Clad dime 23-25
Memorials 1959-1982 copper alloy 1980 = 24-25
Memorials 1982-2008 copper plated zinc 1994 = 20-21
2010 to date shield 20-21

And on the 800 depending on depth, these numbers can vary by 1 or 2.
I get relatively the same numbers as you except for me clad dimes never hit as low as 23 but copper memorials do. The only real problem I can see with these I.Ds being as compressed as they are is if you absolutely do not want to dig copper pennys. Yeah sometimes I can't tell between the two but I don't care cause I'm gonna dig the coppers anyway. Also I find that when I hit a VDI of 24-25 but occasionally get a blip of a 26 or a 27 it's always a dime, Same with the coppers, If I get a 24-25 with the occasional 23 mixed in it's almost always a copper memorial. Either way if it hits 22 or higher I'm most definitely digging, especially if it's deep. I find the Equinox to I.D coins very well but I also was swinging a 705 before it and the 705 has the same compressed VDI as the Nox, Maybe I'm just used to it.

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