In conclusion I have used the Nokta Golden Sense three times and it is a very impressive machine
Having been in the market for a new detector for my pasture sites at my detecting club, I came across the videos for the Nokta Golden Sense on youtube, Impressed with the depth and stability of The detector I was surprised when I asked and no one in my club had even heard of the detector, never mind use one.
I decided to take the plunge after seeing a few good reviews on the internet and ordered one from Evergreens, the Nokta dealer here in the U.K.
I received the Golden Sense on the 8th of August, and its first test would be at a club dig on the Sunday. This is a big club and has about 80 members. (Medway History Finders). The Sunday 12th August came and when I arrived at the farm other members were keen to see the Golden Sense as they had heard rumours of the depth this machine can reach. A small gold ring was buried at 18 inches and as people gathered round the Golden Sense picked it up with ease. Other detectors tried but nothing else could detect the ring, people were impressed.
On with the detecting, bearing in mind this was the first time I had used the machine, I found it a doddle to set up.
Moving across the field we were detecting on I found the machine very comfortable to use as it was wheat stubble and I could work the coil just above and still get good depth, where as other people detecting had to work through the stubble to get depth. I was surprised with the sensitivity to small items such as buttons and tiny bits of lead, some at great depth. After getting halfway across the field I had a nice clear signal from an object and was very happy when a Saxon sceat coin came up, my first. (See pic).
This coin came from about 10 inches and is a very small coin. This gave me great confidence in the detector and I now knew it could pull up the goods from deep down. Later in the day I had a nice hammered coin of henry 2nd along with a nice crotal bell and buckle. Next time out with the Golden Sense was on another club dig on 1st October and would be a good test for the detector as it was on pasture and I knew finds would be deep. I set up the Golden Sense as before, discrimination mode as I like to hear the iron sounds as well as the good stuff.
After an hour or so I had several coins from incredible depth, some larger coins 20 inches down, but nothing of great value, other detectors were struggling to find anything. Towards the end of the day I dug a nice crisp signal and was gobsmacked to find that from 15 inches down I pulled a hammered coin, a Henry v111 groat in excellent condition. (See pic). This machine was something special and people were now showing great interest in it. There was to be a club dig the following week 7th October and this would be on a site contaminated with iron and ploughed and rolled. I didn't buy the Golden Sense for this type of ground, but I and other people at my club was interested to see how it performed.
Using the discrimination mode again I found the recovery rate was lightning and I was able to pick out small object in among the iron even with the large coil. I Managed to find a nice cut half hammered coin of Henry 2nd, a very small object, then a nice medieval broach, quite a rare one, another hammered coin of James 1st, a half groat, then at the end of the day a lovely buckle with the plate still attached.(see pic)
In conclusion I have used the Nokta Golden Sense three times and it is a very impressive machine. I have used many top end detectors and this is by far the deepest I have used, not only that it has good separation of iron and a very fast recovery rate. I have only had to charge the battery once. It seems to last for ever. I am very, very pleased with my purchase and hope to make many great finds in the future.