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    Manticore Test Drive

    Went out in the backyard this afternoon to begin to learn how this operates.

    I have not updated it yet as I wanted to see before & after tests, to see what if anything changed.

    What I noticed is that a Sliver quarter did not ring up at all, which I have no idea why, so need your help as to what the issue is.

    Washington Quarter - No response.
    Indian Head - 55
    1/2 Real - 82
    Seated Dime - 87
    Large Cent - 88
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    Last edited by The Rebel; 11-05-2023 at 05:10 PM.
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    Interesting. Are these coins buried in your test plot? I've seen some videos on YouTube about the manticore and apparently the settings are tricky (?).
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
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    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
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    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    Interesting. Are these coins buried in your test plot? I've seen some videos on YouTube about the manticore and apparently the settings are tricky (?).
    Nope, I just placed them flat on the ground.
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    So odd, no quarter. I hope you figure it out!
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    I have had no issues like that! Try a noise cancel and maybe that will work. A quarter should be 89-91.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
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    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
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    There's a big thread over on Friendly about this issue. Seems to be defective coils from the factory. I've reached out to ML to see what to do.
    Minelab Manticore / SPECTRA V3i, Pro-Pointer II. Lesche Digger.
    Oldest Copper: 1694 William & Mary Halfpenny. Oldest Silver: 1663 1-Reale
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    Wow! These coils must be really special in some way. The other coils are still not available from Minelab and it’s been over a year! Hope they swap it out for you quick!

    Minelab swapped out a coil for my eTrac when it went bad about 8 years ago and I got it back in less than a week.
    Last edited by Bucknut; 11-06-2023 at 02:10 PM.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 900 & Manticore
    Favorite finds I have made:
    1,000+ silver coins
    92pcs of 1700's Trade Era Silver
    Copper Culture Indian Artifacts
    125+ War of 1812 Era buttons and relics
    My wife
    (probably should have started with that one)

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    ML reached out to me this afternoon & is sending me a new coil.

    Catch is they're sending me a label (hopefully a box as well) & once they get my coil back, they'll ship my new one out same day.
    Minelab Manticore / SPECTRA V3i, Pro-Pointer II. Lesche Digger.
    Oldest Copper: 1694 William & Mary Halfpenny. Oldest Silver: 1663 1-Reale
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