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Old 01-07-2020, 02:40 AM
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Default Listen for The Quiet Whispers.

While I was out metal detecting this weekend I came across a very slight Whisper of a high tone. Looking at my vdi there wasn't one. I had a good sound from most every direction and that had my curiosity up so I dug a plug. Once the plug was dug the vdi was reading 17. I place my pin pointer in the hole at about 10 in deep in the sidewall on edge was a matron large cent. Moral of the story. Listen for the slight high pitch.

Once I had the item out of the hole I realized in my sensitivity was only at 12. That is probably why it did not pick up a number.

After that I headed towards the baseball field set up until 12 years ago was the cornfield. Trying to find some lost jewelry from throwing baseballs and taking off the gloves I heard another higher tone 29 to 31. Also to my surprise I found a 1902 s barber quarter. The farmer must have had holes in his pants. But for me winner winner chicken dinner.
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:49 AM
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Congrats on a great start to the new year! Those are both in really nice shape too!

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Old 01-07-2020, 07:53 AM
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This is how I found a couple of my seated coins I've found this year.

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Old 01-07-2020, 08:45 AM
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Could you consistently get a tone as you swung? Multiple directions? Did it fluctuate in sound? What detector are you using?

I've mostly walked away from whispers, knowing that I may be giving something up. For me, with an AT Pro, my experience with these are different tones depending on the direction of swing, maybe a tone only in one direction, or none at all on some swings or directions, etc...

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Old 01-07-2020, 09:49 AM
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Nice finds - Too bad the quarter wasn't a 1901-S, but it's still a nice one.

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Big Congrats! Those are two really nice coins.

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Two fantastic coin recoveries! Congrats!

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Super nice finds..congrats!

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Awesome save Dan, congrats on the largie . Tom's probably trying to figure out how we are passing these around so fast. lol That Barber is in great shape, one year older you would you would have had a big chicken dinner. I find lowering the sensitivity on the Equinox doesn't hurt depth too much. Again great hunt. HH Mark

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Old 01-07-2020, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron 71 View post
Congrats on a great start to the new year! Those are both in really nice shape too!
Yes It is definitely a good start to the year with two beauties like that. Thanks!

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This is how I found a couple of my seated coins I've found this year.
It pays off to dig them you never know what it will be.

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Nice finds - Too bad the quarter wasn't a 1901-S, but it's still a nice one.
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Originally Posted by k2gleaner View post
Could you consistently get a tone as you swung? Multiple directions? Did it fluctuate in sound? What detector are you using?

I've mostly walked away from whispers, knowing that I may be giving something up. For me, with an AT Pro, my experience with these are different tones depending on the direction of swing, maybe a tone only in one direction, or none at all on some swings or directions, etc...
I I was using the Equinox 600 multi frequency with five tones. I was getting a better tone in one direction over the other. I have learned that if I can hear a good tone to take the chance and dig it. There may be something else in the hole changing the VDI and tone. I hope this is helpful thanks!

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Big Congrats! Those are two really nice coins.

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Two fantastic coin recoveries! Congrats!
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Super nice finds..congrats!
Thanks!! HH&GL this year!!!

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Two very nice finds. Congrats!

Those quiet whispers are where its at! I spent my first couple of years in the hobby ignoring those faint tones and just digging the obvious big loud signals. Then finally a light bulb went off in my head as I figured out that those are the ones to be listening for! Sweep slow and listen small.

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Originally Posted by markinswpa View post
Awesome save Dan, congrats on the largie . Tom's probably trying to figure out how we are passing these around so fast. lol That Barber is in great shape, one year older you would you would have had a big chicken dinner. I find lowering the sensitivity on the Equinox doesn't hurt depth too much. Again great hunt. HH Mark
Thanks! I love the old dirt because you find old coins. But something with the San Francisco mint mark east of the Mississippi now that's sweet.

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Old 01-07-2020, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rattlehead View post
Two very nice finds. Congrats!

Those quiet whispers are where its at! I spent my first couple of years in the hobby ignoring those faint tones and just digging the obvious big loud signals. Then finally a light bulb went off in my head as I figured out that those are the ones to be listening for! Sweep slow and listen small.
I love digging the Whispers. Doesn't take that much time to do it, and never know what it'll be. Good advice thanks!

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Nice work digging the whisper! Fantastic finds
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2 really nice find's , congrat's Earl

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Congrats on the great finds! Like many others have said those soft high tones are what I strive to pick out among the cacophony of louder beeps and grunts. Nothing perks up my ears, and gives you that oh boy feeling like a nice quite high tone.

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.... But something with the San Francisco mint mark east of the Mississippi now that's sweet.
Ahem ahem : We do not allow our S mints to travel east of the Mississippi. Please kindly package that up, and send it back to me. I will make sure it gets to the proper authorities.

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