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March 25, 2016

Top Places I’d Like To Metal Detect

I have a display case of my recent finds at the shop.Everybody asks me where I go to find all my treasure. I would tell them I find things all over. However, I personally go hunting with a group of friends who all like old 1700-1800 coins and buttons, etc. I would consider myself a “coin shooter". This past year, I have found over ten 1800 coins and four 1700 coins!

The top places I seemed to have the best luck treasure hunting ... Read More

March 18, 2016

Common Mistakes Metal Detectorists Make

Like any new hobby or sport, it’s common to make errors while metal detecting. I’ve seen and heard of many different types of mistakes that detectorists make. This can greatly affect their progression in the hobby, along with what they find. Most people have no idea that they are making such errors. However, I am here to identify what they are and how to improve. Let’s take a look at what they are.

The first things people ... Read More

March 10, 2016

Satisfied Customer Becomes Detecting Buddy

I first met Glenn at the MetalDetectors.com shop over a year ago. He is among the top dedicated detectorists I know! He’s a great competitor for the sport of metal detecting. Glenn does his research and he puts the extra time into the hobby. He brought several finds into the shop to show me. Once again, he has some excellent finds. Again, he is always making me say, “I wish I found that because he ... Read More

March 4, 2016

Treasure Find: You Might Have This One!

Most detectorists I know, are working on their bucket list or trying to find that elusive coin. I have customers who have found gold coins, Pine Tree shillings, gold pocket watches, Spanish Reales, colonial coppers, etc.These treasure finds are very difficult to come by. You need to first find the right location and then be able to swing the coil over that exact spot.Let’s talk about the most common silver coin that a lot of ... Read More

Categories: Tips, Resource
February 25, 2016

Off Season Blues: Things To Do While Waiting

We all know how the anticipation of waiting for the better weather and days to go metal detecting. If you are like me and have been dealing with blistering cold and snow, then you feel the struggle a bit more than most folks. Don’t be discouraged; because there are other things that you can do while waiting for warmer weather again. I have found that keeping busy with other, smaller metal detecting projects help to keep my mind focused ... Read More

February 18, 2016

A Hobby Everyone Enjoys: Celebrities Detect

Metal detecting is so much fun that all kinds of people are taking part in it! Many people in the hobby have a famous face! No matter who you are, you can be sure it’s one activity that makes a great lasting impression! Detecting takes you away from the stresses of everyday life and places you in an adventurous state. Anyone likes to take some time, no matter how long it is, and reflect or search ... Read More

Categories: Tips
February 12, 2016

To Clean Or Not To Clean Your Treasure Finds

I have customers who come in the shop all the time with their treasure finds. They are looking for the best way to clean or condition their coins, medals, buttons and jewelry. The first thing I asked them is to determine the value of your finds. Any coin with value you should not clean. The only possible way to have your valuable coins addressed is to use Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS). NCS ... Read More

February 5, 2016

Researching New Detecting Sites

As a metal detectorist, you know the excitement you feel when exploring new areas. At many different locations, there is always the possibility for you to find something that is a game changer in the metal detecting world. One of the most important things I tell people, is to know how to research new places to metal detect. When you know where to look and how to approach the research process, you’ll ... Read More

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