verifier diagram

Precious Metal Verifier

Basic Operation

1. Clear all samples from the top of the unit.  If you have a wand connected, move all metal away from the wand sensor.

2. Using the on-off button, turn the unit on.  The display will read, "Remove Sample Push Run/Cal→Start."  If you are using a wand, connect it to the external wand port now.

3.  Press the RUN/CAL button.  You will press this button whenever you change the metal you're testing or the sensor you're using.

4. If a wand is connected, use the sensor selector button to light up the active sensor LED. Select the main sensor for large samples, or the external sensor for smaller samples.

5. Select the alloy to test using the metal selection navigation pad. The metal category (e.g. gold or silver) is selected using the  up and down arrow keys.  Note that the other category contains platinum, palladium, rhodium, copper and calibrator. To start a metal selection change, you will need to press the same arrow key twice. 

6. Select the alloy type for gold or silver by using the right or left arrow keys (e.g. Gold Pure, 22K, 90%, American Eagle or 98.6% for the gold metal category).

7. Press the RUN/CAL button.  The display will read, "Ready: Place Sample."

8.  Place your sample over the circle target on the main sensor, or place the wand sensor head over the sample.  The sample must be at least as large as the circle target on the main sensor, or as large as the sensor head on the wand.  If the sample is too small use the large or small wand.  If it's smaller than the small wand sensor, the equipment cannot accurately measure the sample.  The display shows the metal you are testing for, and your results. As the sample is being measured, the lower display line will continuously show the results. See below for the interpretation of the display.

9.  You can measure any number of samples by just taking off one coin, and replacing it with another of the same metal.  If you have a book of coins (e.g. Morgan silver dollars), you can simply move the sensor head from one coin to the next. However, if the you need to test a size of coin that requires a different sensor, go back to step 4. If you need to change the metal type you are testing, go back to step 5.

Reading Display interpretation

The black box will be between the brackets if the metal reads within the expected range:

pure gold center

The black box can read slightly outside the expected range to the left  if the sample is very cold,  or has light emboss.  However, further checking is recommended: 

gold slightly left

The black box can read slightly outside the expected range to the right  if the sample is very hot, has deep emboss, or it is too thin, too small, or off center from the sensor. However, further checking is recommended:

gold slightly left  

Farther outside the brackets, it becomes very unlikely that the sample is made from the selected metal: 

gold slightly left 

gold slightly left

And finally if the reading is very far off, a left or right arrow will appear. In this case there is no chance the metal in the coin or bar is the one selected: 

gold slightly left


gold slightly left