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  1. I found it detecting in a park. I tracked down a coin page where they were showing examples of coins stuck in commercial dryers between the two drum skins rolling around till it rolled the edges. So its possible thats what it is what they call a dryer coin. I just found it interesting that it weighed 5.66 grams which means it has not lost any material but it maybe could have compressed it turning between two drums which is why it is 1mm smaller than it should but still weighs the same. So maybe it is just post mint damage, sure looked interesting though. I'll probably put it into one
  2. I don't think it could be ground off because it weighs exactly 5.66 grams still which is exactly what a quarter is supposed to weigh so it hasn't lost any metal. I did find on google examples of what they call dryer coins, coins that got stuck on outside of dryer drum in landromats rolling around and rounding the edges but those examples looked a lot more rounded on the edges? not squared
  3. Any of you coin collectors that can tell me maybe what type of error this is called and what it might be worth? It is a 2006 Nevada Quarter but it appears it was never struck with the reeds on the edges it has very high lip on both sides and measures 1mm smaller diameter than it should but weighs exactly 5.66 grams as it should. Its clearly not worn just not stamped correctly. I googled and couldnt find anything similar.
  4. Yet another plus for a Nokta Simplex, you can throw that whole detector in the air and let it bounce off the ground and it will never hurt it. LOL Ive seen a local doing it all the time to prove the point. I wouldnt do it with the NOX lol
  5. thanks, yea I never thought of using the pinpoint mode like that. But yea this is a particular park that had multiple schools on it in the past and large areas are just solid nails and you can hear every one of them every 3 inches lol But I have still managed to pick out a couple gold rings there so I will continue to experiment
  6. Yea there is at least a couple spots I still detect occasionally that you cant find a clear piece of ground to do a ground balance. I guess thats part of why I asked the original question about doing a manual balance. And I think your right in those situations I'm worried that Im not getting an optimal ground balance. Which is why I was trying to understand the "theoretical" part of ground balancing so I could better understand how to compensate. I understand that doing a balance for the ground your on will give you the best balance and thus depth in that situation. But does say -3
  7. thanks guys, yea I think I get myself confused sometimes trying to overthink it. And yes its sometimes hard to describe in text what my mind starts wondering lol
  8. So how do you tell it to run with the ground number you chose or go back to auto tracking?
  9. Ive read hundreds of posts about ground balance but what I want to get clarification on from Steve or somebody is this. When you say you mostly manual ground balance do you mean you just start at zero setting and just raise the number up till its stable? Am I understanding that correctly? Also, Am I right in thinking zero is the best depth in general an the more you have to raise it the less depth you theoretically get?
  10. yep just goes to show you need to put in the work to dig everything. I always dig everything I detect. Sometimes I get a surprise
  11. My only issue and the reason I stick with my orange carrot is I like being able to keep extra 9v battery in the truck when my battery dies instead of being stuck recharging a pinpointer. But that said I might end up buying the basic pointer just to try it out
  12. oh wow, thanks for the info. I couldnt figure out how to narrow it down from the seemingly thousands of chinese coins lol mine measures 33mm diameter with my digital calipers so I can only guess it falls into the 32mm category? Also I notice that mine is struck off center, not sure if that adds any value ill have to find a coin dealer and ask I guess Not super valuable but an interesting find here in Oregon thanks again for the info.
  13. Found this coin in an old neighborhood but google has not helped me figure out year or value? Anybody read chinese or japanese that can give me some insight?
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