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May 5, 2016

1787 Common Wealth of Massachusetts Coin Find

I go metal detecting with a group of seven guys who are customers from my storefront. We all get together for group hunts and sometimes they bring their friends along, so it turns out to be a fun and interesting hunt with many different personalities. I recently did a blog entitled Satisfied Customer Becomes Detecting Buddy about ... Read More

April 27, 2016

Hammered Cob Coin

I went out this past weekend metal detecting with my friend George. Just a reminder, I wrote a blog this January about his unbelievable 1652 Pine Tree Shilling find! We went out detecting in Southern Massachusetts at a spot that we’ve both previously found some early colonial coppers. This same spot is also where I found a handmade ... Read More

April 21, 2016

Therapy for the Shoulder and Metal Detecting

I’ve told people for years that metal detecting has all kinds of surprising benefits. You really will start to see your life improve in all kinds of ways. One of the great things that the hobby does is help those going through physical therapy. It acts as another way to get your body back the way it was so it can heal. I am not a medical doctor, however I do have a lot of experience working with the medical industry and have seen, ... Read More

April 7, 2016

Battlefield Ammunition:Musket Balls and Shot

I have been metal detecting for over 30 yrs. I have found a variety of musket balls in my time. I always wondered about the origin and history of such a find. My knowledge is weak in this area.I had a guest speaker come to the Silver City Treasure Seeker’s Metal Detecting Club last Friday by the name of Daniel Sivilich, who is the author of the book, “Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide”.I also purchased his book, ... Read More

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

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