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The 1913-S Lincoln Wheat Penny is Worth up to $50

Coin shooting is the hobby of using a metal detector to hunt for coins. It is a great starting point into the world of metal detecting. Many beginners are proud to say they found enough coins in their first few months or year of coin shooting to pay for their new machine. Nothing beats the excitement of uncovering coins that have been buried in the ground for hundreds of years! As an added bonus, some old coins such as the 1913-S Lincoln Wheat Penny are very valuable! Even in dug condition, this coin is worth much more than an average wheat penny of about 5 – 10 cents.

Detectorists can search for coins anywhere—sweeping for lost change in highly trafficked older areas such as a park, beach or pick nick groves of a by gone era. Some of these machines can discriminate out junk metals that are lying right next to an old coin. But beginners can feel confident that they will locate coins with any quality entry-level or mid-level metal detector. To read more about where to search for lost coins and equipment selection, check out this helpful guide: What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Coins? Then you can start hunting for cold, hard cash!

 

All Detector Pro Headphones Now Available at MetalDetector.com

Every metal detectorist needs a good pair of headphones; and that’s why we’re so pleased to be able to offer the full line of DetectorPro metal detecting headphones.  No matter what type of machine you have, Detector Pro has a set of headphones that will help you hear every single hit your metal detector receives – even the “Ghost Signals”.

The Detector Pro headphones you’ll now be able to find at MetalDetector.com include:

Black Widow

DetectorPro’s Black Widow metal detecting headphones are some of the only headphones to feature independent volume controls for each ear.  This is of particular interest to those metal detectorists with hearing differences and/or individuals hunting in environments where ambient noise levels are high.

Rattler

Designed for use in those special places where you also need to keep an ear on what’s around you, the Rattler metal detecting headphones are made with just one earcup.  These headphones will be of particular interest to gold nugget hunters who frequently go metal detecting in places where there are a range of dangers  - including the Rattle Snake!

Gray Ghost Amphibian

If you’ve got a Garrett underwater metal detector like the Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, Sea Hunter Mark II, ATX, or Infinium, the Gray Ghost Amphibian is the set of DetectorPro headphones for you.  Designed to be submersible up to 30 feet you can use these metal detecting headphones on dry land as well so wherever your treasure hunt takes you, the Gray Ghost Amphibians can got too.

Gray Ghost DMC

DetectorPro created the Gray Ghost DMC headphones for use with the Nautilus DMC, Minelab CTX, and other metal detectors that emit different signals for each ear.  In addition to the separate signals, the Gray Ghost DMC metal detecting headphones also offer separate volume and limiter controls for each ear as well.

Gray Ghost NDT

NDT = No Down Time and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose the Gray Ghost NDT metal detecting headphones.  Designed with a rugged cord and locking connectors nothing will slow you down no matter where you’re treasure hunting.  Plus, you get two cords so if you do have a problem, you can fix it right away without any down time!

Ultimate Gray Ghost

The Ultimate Gray Ghost Headphones really are the ultimate in sound clarity and sensitivity.  You’ll hear every relic, coin, gold nugget or other target your metal detector hits on with these headphones no matter how small.

Gray Ghost XP DEUS Headphone

DetectorPro’s original Gray Ghost Headphones are now available for the XP DEUS wireless metal detector. Now for the first time you can have sound blocking muffs, high quality speakers and hear weaker signals in comfort with your Wireless XP DEUS metal detector. Hear the “ghost signals” others are missing when you use the Original Gray Ghost headphones by DetectorPro.

The Original Gray Ghost Headphones

DetectorPro’s original Gray Ghost Headphones are at the top of many professional metal detectorists’ ”best headphones list”; and with good reason!  These headphones were created to hear the “whispers” or “ghost signals” other headphones and even the naked ear miss. Once you try them, you’ll see just how much they’ll enhance your metal detecting.

Gray Ghost Deep Woods

They didn’t name these the Gray Ghost Deep Woods headphones for nothing.  With rainproofing, protected controls and other unique features like these, the Gray Ghost Deep Woods metal detector headphones are ready for all the hazards that come along with a damp, heavily wooded treasure hunt.

Gray Ghost Underwater

Take the Gray Ghost’s crystal clear sound into the water with the Gray Ghost Underwater metal detecting headphones.  Whether you’re diving or just searching in the surf the Gray Ghost Underwater headphones are the ones you want. These headphones come without a connector so you can add your own or hard wire directly into your metal detector.

Gray Ghost Underwater for Minelab CTX

While the Gray Ghost Underwater headphones can be used by nearly any metal detector, this model was created to be used specifically with the Minelab CTX.

Nugget Busters

Compatible with all single output metal detectors the Nugget Busters are the perfect metal detecting headphones for electronic prospecting and nugget hunting.  They’re some of the only headphones on the market that actually have the power to help you find small nuggets and gold flakes.

Nugget Busters NDT

The Nugget Busters NDT metal detecting headphones combine all of the features of the regular Nugget Busters headphones plus the features of the NDT series to get a set of headphones like no other.  Take them out on your next electronic prospecting mission and you’ll quickly see why gold prospectors everywhere are choosing DetectorPro’s Nugget Busters NDT metal detecting headphones.

Jolly Rogers Ultimate

Ready for any type of metal detecting any where the Jolly Rogers Ultimate headphones feature dual volume control, rugged construction, and a separate limiter.  These features are combined with DetectorPro’s legendary sound quality to provide a pair of headphones you’ll be surprised are so affordable.

Jolly Rogers

Whether you’re going coin shooting, nugget hunting, or simply looking for a lost wedding ring, the Jolly Rogers metal detecting headphones can help.  Designed with all treasure hunters in mind, these headphones are comfortable to wear, offer amazingly clear sound quality, and they’ll last for years to come.

As you can see, with the range of options available there’s definitely a set of DetectorPro metal detecting headphones that will help enhance your treasure hunting.  Visit our DetectorPro section to learn more about each model and find the right set of headphones to suit all your metal detecting needs.

Find Fellow Metal Detectorists With the MetalDetector.com Club Finder

Does your family long for the time when you’ll stop talking about metal detectors?  Do all your friends and colleagues try to change the subject when you bring up your new search coil or the awesome pair of metal detecting headphones you just got?  Well, you’re not alone.  Many metal detectorists, like you, are surrounded by others that while supportive, don’t share our, lets call it enthusiasm, for the hobby!

That’s why we created the MetalDetector.com Club Finder!

There are hundreds of metal detecting clubs across the US and Canada where you can hone your metal detecting skills, learn new tricks, talk shop about equipment, and more all with others who are, like you, truly interested in metal detecting.  We’ve combined clubs that specialize in gold prospecting with metal detector clubs.  But, how can you find the club closest to you?  Easily now that you can use the MetalDetector.com Club Finder.  All you have to do to find the best metal detecting club around is:

1. Visit MetalDetctor.com

2. Hover over the “Community” menu item on our Home Page

3. Click “Club Finder”

4. Once on the “Club Finder Page” you can now select your region on the sidebar to the left.

5. After you select your state or province you’ll see the locations of the clubs appear on the map in the center of the page.  Hover over each marker to get the contact information for the corresponding club.

6. Now, contact the club and find out when you can head over, meet the other members, and have some metal detecting fun!

In addition to finding metal detecting clubs in your area, the Club Finder can also help you locate coin collecting clubs and scuba diving clubs near you.  Just follow the same instructions outlined above but check “coin collecting clubs” or “scuba diving clubs” in the search section just above the map.  The hobbies of Scuba diving and coin collecting often overlap with metal detecting and you may find that one or all of these types of clubs interest you.

Also, many clubs have websites you can visit in order to learn more about the organization, find meeting dates, review new member information, and other options like this.  Once you choose the club (or clubs!) you’d like to join, you can head out to a meeting or event, find like minded folks who share your passion for finding treasure, and give your loved ones a break!

Already belong to a Club?

We know that many club members support us by purchasing their new metal detectors and accessories from us. The club finder is just one of the ways we give back and support those clubs. Check to make sure that your organization is listed. If not, submit your club details here today so new members may find you and be able to share in such an exciting hobby!

Check Out My Metal Detector Finds Section For Great Treasure Finds Stories

We all like a good metal detecting finds story, that’s a fact.  Whether you’re the storyteller or the listener, tales of someone researching, working hard, and then finding a beautiful treasure buried underground have always been exciting and entertaining; and they always will be.  With this in mind, we decided to create the “My Finds” section of MetalDetector.com.

This new section of the website is devoted to sharing all the real life metal detecting treasure stories you can tell.  Whether it’s a coin, a piece of antique jewelry, a gold nugget, an old war relic, or anything else you’ve found with your metal detector that you think is unique, valuable or just plain interesting you can now share your story on MetalDetector.com for all to read and enjoy.

Not only do you get to share your amazing story though, you also could win a very special prize just for telling us about your metal detecting find.  To get started and share your story on the “My Finds” page, all you need to do is follow these few simple steps:

  1. Head over to MetalDetector.com

  2. Hover over the “Community” tab on our Home Page Menu

  3. You’ll now see a section for “My Finds” with a link to either view the stories, or submit your story.  Click “Submit Your Story”.

  4. You’ll now see a screen with several fields to complete including your personal information, the brand, model, etc. of you metal detector, along with a space to tell your story, upload photos, and even link to a youtube video.

  5. Once you’ve got everything the way you want it, click the green “Submit” button and your metal detecting finds story will be on it’s way to us.

Share Your Story – Be Entered to Win

After we receive your story we’ll review it, and, as long as it’s appropriate, we’ll get it posted to the “My Finds” page right away.  You’ll also be entered to win the prize for that time period.  Be sure to check in frequently to see how many people have viewed your story and how they’ve rated it.  And, if you have other stories about your metal detecting finds, please, submit them as well!

It’s sharing stories like these about the excitement, and success of metal detecting that make the hours of preparation and fieldwork inspiring and enjoyable. These stories are often what introduce new metal detectorists to the hobby as well.  So, if you’ve got a story about your metal detecting find(s), visit MetalDetector.com today and we’ll help you share it with the world. Plus, you may even win an awesome prize!

Enter to Win 1 of 6 FREE 1 Year Subscriptions to Lost Treasure Magazine and Bonus

Share Socially For 15 Bonus Entries!

Join the conversation and connect socially with the first online retailer of Metal Detectors in October during our Social Media Fall Festival!  For October we here at MetalDetector.com have partnered with Lost Treasure Magazine to bring you another chance to get involved and win.

Lost Treasure Social Media Sweepstakes

Win 1 of 6 free subscriptions to Lost Treasure magazine by mail + Bonus Treasure Annual ($44.90 Total Value). Enter DAILY for more chances to win during our Social Media Fall Festival.

Win one of six free subscriptions by mail ($33.95 Value) plus a bonus copy of their Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts Annual treasure magazine ($10.95 Value). To enter just visit our Facebook page at this link. You can even enter DAILY for more chances to win.

We will select 6 potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Sweepstakes Criteria: Sweepstakes begins Oct 1, 2014 EST and ends 12PM EST on Oct 31, 2014. See the Sweepstakes Rules for complete details.

About the Prize:

Lost Treasure Magazine is a monthly national hobbyist magazine for treasure hunters of all kinds. One focus of the magazine is treasure locations, so you know where to go looking with your metal detector. The annual Treasure Cache/Treasure Facts is a 100-page, coffee-table-style “two magazines in one” publication. Treasure Cache is published for treasure hunters who enjoy reading stories about treasure caches. Many of the stories contain little known clues or clues that have never been revealed before, until our team of researchers, treasure hunters, and writers discovered them. Treasure Facts will guide you to more finds after reading tips, tricks and hints from professional treasure hunters. Learn not only how to get started with a metal detector, but how to tweak it and sharpen your skills.

Join the Conversation. Get Rewarded Today!

     

Submit Entry to My Metal Detector Finds Sweepstakes for Chance to Win a Makro Pointer

Makro Pointer Pinpointing Metal Detector

Pinpointing to the Extreme! Professional Waterproof Design. The Makro PinPointer features three different target alert options: 1. Audio Only 2. Vibration Only 3. Both Audio and Vibration.

MetalDetector.com Presents: My Metal Detector Finds – Ordinary People. Amazing Finds.™

Read some of the best metal detecting finds stories in our My Metal Detector Finds section. Now, Enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 for a chance to win a Makro Pointer. Be sure to submit your best find for your metal detecting story. You can include multiple photos and even a creative video with your submission. Once your story is published, you can share it with your friends.

Many of the stories submitted will be featured online in the My Metal Detector finds section of the MetalDetector.com website. As you read the metal detector finds stories, be sure to vote up your favorite My Finds story!

We hope that you have fun reading the stories which include some of the most interesting and best treasure hunting finds from around the world. See the official rules on the My Metal Detector Finds submission page for complete details.

About the Prize:

Pinpointing to the Extreme! The Makro Pointer offers a Professional Waterproof Design in a Metal Detector Pinpointer. Designed to meet the IP67 waterproof standard.

CHOOSE FROM THREE TARGET ALERT OPTIONS:
1. Audio Only
2. Vibration Only
3. Both Audio and Vibration.

360 Degree DETECTION TIP
Reach your target faster: Makro Pointer helps you locate your target quickly and easily in the hole. Flip it horizontally and you can easily scan a larger area.

SENSITIVITY CONTROL
Achieve the maximum performance in any environment. Simply adjust the sensitivity with the +/- buttons for the ultimate performance.

REPLACEABLE HARD-SHELL CASE
Makro Pointer comes with two hard-shell cases. The first is a standard hard-shell protection tip. The second is a hardshell protection tip with a built-in scraping blade. Both prevent wear of the detection tip while in use.

LED FLASHLIGHT
Makro Pointer’s powerful, built-in, LED flashlight illuminates the spot you are searching. Easily see your target at night or when hunting in dark places.

COIL INTERFERENCE BLOCKING
When it is off, the coil’s magnetic transmission is disconnected. This eliminates the possibility of interference from other metal detectors. This also prevents the Makro Pointer from being detected as a target.

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Social Media Fall Festival

Social Media Fall Festival

Social Media Fall Festival on Metal Detectors

Today Daniel and Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com announced the beginning of their Social Media Fall Festival! Daniel said "Be sure to visit each week to get involved in the conversation and get rewarded!" Special promotions begin today and continue through December 22, 2014.

Get Involved. Get Rewarded.

Join the conversation and connect socially with the first online retailer of Metal Detectors during our Social Media Fall Festival! At MetalDetector.com we are excited to announce a complete Fall season full of special offers, sweepstakes prizes and more for our social media followers! Get involved today as the fun continues through December 22, 2014.

A Brief History.

The year was 1995, our company had been in business for just over a decade. Michael and Daniel from our company attended an internet show and met Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo. They told Jerry about their family business and he enthusiastically suggested that they register the name www.MetalDetector.com. Days later they launched the website and became the first online retailer of metal detectors! That very same year Ebay and Amazon were founded. Over three years later, a latecomer to the internet, Google, was launched.

Weekly Rewards. All Summer Long.

Each week, during our MetalDetector.com Social Media Fall Festival, we will be announcing brand new offers through our social media! Below is this week’s current offer. You are invited to enter weekly and monthly for a chance to win. Be sure to check back here each week to join in the fun and get rewarded!

Here are two current offers for October 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014:

Enter to Win 1 of 6 FREE 1 Year Subscriptions to Lost Treasure Magazine! Enter and Share DAILY for more chances to Win.

Win a Makro Pointer Metal Detector! Enter DAILY for more chances to win.

Here is the weekly current offer for October 6 – October 12, 2014:

Pick your favorite Metaldetector.com Club Finder Jingle Song For a Chance to Win Lesche Digging Tool!

P.S.  We are looking forward to connecting with you socially all Fall long! Be sure to tell your friends about us by liking, tweeting, pinning and voting for the stories and offers that you enjoy the most.

Join the Conversation. Get Rewarded Today!

     

Announcing the Fisher F-19 Metal Detector

A top choice for Relic Hunters and Treasure Hunters Alike!

The Fisher F-19 Limited Metal Detector comes in Pink or Green Camoflouge and is a Relic Hunters dream machine.

The Fisher F-19 Limited Metal Detector comes in Pink or Green Camouflage and is a Relic Hunters dream machine.

We’ve been carrying Fisher metal detectors since the late 1980s. Today, we’re pleased to announce that MetalDetector.com is now carrying yet another of their fantastic machines, the Fisher F-19 metal detector.

The F-19 was designed to be a high performance gold, coin, and relic detector.  It has an amazing feature set including:

  • Computerized GROUND GRAB®, one touch ground balance with manual override that can ground balance all the way to salt.

  • FeTone™, Adjustable Iron Audio and V-Break®, Tone Discrimination System gives the F-19 unmatched target identification and separation capabilities.

  • Continuous ground condition readout with Ground Phase Value and Fe304 Graphic, clearly indicates the amount of ground mineralization present.

  • Static all metal pinpoint with depth indicator make target location and retrieval easier and more accurate.

  • 19 kHz operating frequency to help you locate coins, relics, and gold.

  • Weighs just 2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg.) for hours of comfortable metal detecting.

In addition to these and all of it’s other features, currently, the Fisher F-19 is also available in either Green or Pink Camouflage.  Plus, for a limited time only, when you order from MetalDetector.com we’ll include a free special bonus package!

As you can see the Fisher F-19 is a versatile metal detector that can be used at the beach, in the park, or out in the mountains to find anything from jewelry to gold nuggets, to antique coins, and much more.  It has a range of features that make the machine easy to use and treasure easy to find.  While this is essentially the goal of every metal detector, the Fisher F-19 is one of the machines that actually pulls it off.

Whether you’re new to metal detecting or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to enjoy the Fisher F-19.  Check out our product page for the Fisher F-19 metal detector to learn more.  Here you can view an informational video, read a full product overview, and gain access to the product manual and full list of stats.  So be sure to take a closer look at the Fisher F-19 because you may have just found your perfect metal detector!

Did You Know: We stock the complete line of Fisher Hobby metal detectors and have done so for decades. We also stock the Fisher Security and Walk Through metal detectors and locators from the Fisher Industrial division.

Submit Entry to My Metal Detector Finds Sweepstakes for Chance to Win an i’m Watch

Enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story for a chance to win an i'm Watch.

From July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 you can enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story for a chance to win an i'm Watch from MetalDetector.com.

Read some of the best metal detecting finds stories in our My Metal Detector Finds section. Enter your own My Metal Detector Finds story from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014 for a chance to win an i’m Watch. Be sure to submit your best find for your metal detecting story. You can include multiple photos and even a creative video with your submission. Once your story is published, you can share it with your friends.

My Metal Detector Finds: Ordinary People. Amazing Finds.™

Many of the stories submitted will be featured online in the My Metal Detector finds section of the MetalDetector.com site. As you read the metal detector finds stories, be sure to vote up your favorite My Finds story!

We hope that you have fun reading the stories which include some of the most interesting treasure hunting finds from around the world. See the official rules on the My Metal Detector Finds submission page for complete details.

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Summer Social Media Extravaganza!

Summer Social Media Extravaganza!

Today Daniel and Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com announced the beginning of their Summer Social Media Extravaganza! Michael said "Check back each week to join in on the conversation and get rewarded!" Promotions begin today and continue through Tuesday, September 22, 2014.

Get Involved. Get Rewarded.

Join the conversation and connect socially with the first online retailer of Metal Detectors during our Summer Social Media Extravaganza! We here at MetalDetector.com are excited to announce a summer full of special offers, sweepstakes prizes and more for our social media followers!

A Brief History.

The year was 1995, our company had been in business for just over a decade. Michael and Daniel from our company attended an internet show and met Jerry Yang, the founder of Yahoo. They told him about their family business and he enthusiastically suggested that they register the name www.MetalDetector.com. Days later they launched the website and became the first online retailer of metal detectors! That very same year Ebay and Amazon were founded. Over three years later, a latecomer to the internet, Google, was launched.

Weekly Rewards. All Summer Long.

Each week, during our MetalDetector.com Summer Social Media Extravaganza, we will be announcing brand new social offers! Below is this week’s current offer. You are invited to enter weekly for a chance to win. Be sure to check back here each week to join in the fun and get rewarded!

Here is this week’s current offer for September 22 – September 28, 2014:

Win a Bounty Hunter Pinpointer Probe! Enter DAILY – Share For 15 Bonus Entries!

Here is another current offer for September 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014:

Enter to Win One of Six FREE 1 Year Subscriptions to NST Civil War Magazine! Share For 15 Bonus Entries!P.S.  We are looking forward to connecting with you socially all summer long! Be sure to tell your friends about us by liking, tweeting, pinning and voting for the stories and offers that you enjoy the most.

Join the Conversation. Get Rewarded Today!