After recently getting the 14’’ x 9’’ Coiltek coil, I decided to go to a local permission which I’ve detected many times before.
It’s been a fantastic permission over the years, but finds are starting to dry up. So, I thought!
I set up the Equinox 800 in Field 1, Discriminated to +2 as I know the field is infested with coke, and coke rings up at 1-2 on the Equinox. I turned the iron volume down to 1, just so the iron and coke are bubbling away in the background. And all other tones are at 25 maximum volume. As I want to hear those faint good targets nice and loud.
I run it in all-metal mode, so I can hear the machine bubbling away once I’ve hit a hot spot. So, I know to slow down. I set the iron bias at 3 and recovery at 3, as I still want to get as deep as possible and with the coil beginning only 9’’ wide I know it’s going to separate brilliantly.
So, I set away took a few steps and started to find bits of lead, scrap and the usual stuff, got a bit further and got a nice high signal, reading 22-23 I dug down about 8’’ to reveal a dark black silver sixpence, of Queen Victoria. dated 1842 it was in near perfect condition.
I got a bit further and found some pennies and half pennies and then got another signal, this time it was faint. Reading 17, I dug down about 12’’ and revealed a King William III sixpence, turned into a love token. What a relic/ coin to find! The coil was working a treat, picking out the targets with ease.
I kept going, knowing I’d found a hot spot. I was going to take my time and work it slowly. I found loads of buttons, scrap, and more copper pennies.
Then… BANG! Another high signal reading 21-22. I dug about 10’’ and revealed another Queen Victoria silver sixpence, dated 1883. In the morning I had recovered a total of 5 silver coins and about 10 pennies and half pennies from the 1800s it was amazing!
The next day I returned to work the area, this time I revealed only scrap metal. I decided to try down the field along the side of a woodland area as they were some really big old oak trees there. It was likely that people would have taken shelter under them years ago. I started walking along the edge and got an 18-19 signal. I dug down to reveal a King George V silver threepence, in lovely condition.
I carried on. The next few signals were scrap lead. I got another high signal, this time reading 18-21 jumping a little bit, so I dug down about 10’’ and found a little coin spill. Two pennies, which were toasted, and a little silver four pence of William IIII dated 1836.
The rest of the afternoon was a little quiet, not finding much. Just bits of scrap copper and lead. So, I decided to try in the woods, with it being a thin coil it worked great. Getting in and amongst the bushes. It’s such a versatile coil. I love it
After about half an hour I got a loud big jumpy signal reading 27, I thought it must be scrap copper. To my shock, I dug down about 4’’ and revealed a pile of live .303 WW2 ammo. I wasn’t going to touch it anymore. I called the farmer to let him know and moved away until he turned up.
I decided to try a bit further along the way for the last hour. Nothing much was coming up. Then another loud signal reading 27! I thought, not another pile of .303 but then realised it was a much tighter signal.
I chanced it and took my time. Then all of a sudden something popped out… A beautiful silver King George V florin dated 1921! Could have quite easily been dropped by a soldier way back then.
After finding this beauty I decided to call it a day. I will return once the grass dies back a bit. And I can work it more efficiently.
What a coil the 14’’ x 9’’ is, absolutely amazing. It still gets the depth of a big coil, with it being 14’’ but also gets the separation of a small coil with it being 9’’ wide. The sensitivity of the coil is unbelievable. I’m finding myself digging the tiniest of fragments. It truly is one of the best coils I’ve used. All the coils I’ve tried from Coiltek are top-class.
I don’t know how they have done it. But every coil I have tried has amazed me in its own way.
Thank you Coiltek for making such a fantastic product.
— Paul Wilson