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Thread: Better than a Metal Detector--My Coin Magnet

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    Junior Member Sven1's Avatar
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    Started with a Coinmaster IV in 1979, owned many White's since then. As well as many other brands and models.....back with an older Blue & Gray

    Better than a Metal Detector--My Coin Magnet

    Well, actually just another tool.

    I found a lead looking object one day, threw it in my pouch with all my coins.
    When I got home, my coins were clumped together.

    So I had thought, after some one told me his friend magnetizes his digger tool.

    So I took the lead object which was a magnet and epoxied it into a wood chisel handle.


    This handy tool only works in Canada, where modern day clad coins are made of nickel plated steel.

    Now it doesn't beep or buzz or light up but, it does make a loud snap sound when the coin hits the magnet. The magnet will pull coins from loose soil.....

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    You guy's have weird coins
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    Started metal detecting in May of 2009. DFX 300, dx1 probe, 12" spider coil, Eclipse Deepscan DD 1400 coil, Eclipse Shooter "DD" (4x6) coil, Eclipse 9.5" coil, Bullseye II Pinpointer,Eclipse DD (6x10)
    Bet you could really clean up at a beach.

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    low denomination euro coins are like that too, i found a coinspill 3" down the other day, 2-20 cent euros, non magnetic, but the 5 and 2 cent euros were magnetic.

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    I wonder if you sould sweep the beach with this and suck the coins out of the ground.

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    Kewl idea .... Now - whatcha do is split the magnet on the end. Run the + wire to one side and - wire to the other side. When the coin is picked up it will "make the circuit" and the light / buzzer you add to the tool will activate ....

    Trivia: That's how "chip detectors" work in aircraft engines .... If the engine starts sheddin' metal, the "CHIPS" light will come on, and you can shut down the engine and feather the prop before the engine comes apart and damages the wing, which generally isn't good for improving the aerodynamics ....
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    I gotta get a magnet!!! WTG!!!
    May the ground greet your shovel, the sun warm your face, and may all your targets be treasures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VWandSTUDEBAKER View Post
    I wonder if you sould sweep the beach with this and suck the coins out of the ground.

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    I want one of these for the beach!!!
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    Uhhhh Sandi .... We (USA) don't have too many magnetic coins, and last I checked silver and gold didn't stick to a magnet real good either.

    But ...... If you are going to make your fortune in fish hooks, pocket knives, bottlecaps and bling, you might be onto something !!
    If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro 54 View Post
    You guy's have weird coins
    Hey!!! We have weird coins....what about your paper money? Doesn't those look all the same?...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwandstudebaker View Post
    i wonder if you sould sweep the beach with this and suck the coins out of the ground.

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    lol
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    good idea to put on a screwdriver so the screw dont fall into your workplace.........
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    That's another tool in the arsenal. Neat idea for where it works.

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    I rarely dig a lot of the newer canadian coins cause they are in the iron territory, the new dimes are a real low VDI. Every now and then I dig one of them iffy targets and sometimes it will be one of them new magnetic Canadian coins though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrusty View Post
    Hey!!! We have weird coins....what about your paper money? Doesn't those look all the same?...lol.
    Wait a minute, I just checked out your guys new 5 dollar bill






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