Finding Ancient Coins with a Metal Detector

Discovering Ancient Coins with a Metal Detector can be Fun and Rewarding    

Coin collecting is an activity that people of all ages can participate in and enjoy. Many times, coin collecting involves coins from the last three centuries or so. But collecting ancient coins can also be a very rewarding pursuit that often lasts a lifetime. Locating ancient coins with a metal detector, especially in Europe, is possible and adds a new perspective to the hobby. In this article, Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com shares his thoughts on selecting the best metal detector for finding ancient coins.

Getting Started with Coin Detecting

A handheld metal detector pinpointer like the Garrett Pro-Pointer is a great way to retrieve ancient coins safely and accurately from a hole without damage.

A handheld metal detector pinpointer like the Garrett Pro-Pointer is a great way to retrieve ancient coins safely and accurately from a hole without damage.

Where to begin, you might ask? The first thing you’ll need to do is choose a metal detector that can find ancient coins. Weather conditions, rain and frost heaves and thaws can effect how deeply a coin is buried in the earth. In fact, you may be surprised to find a coin from thousands of years ago near the surface, and a new coin deeply buried. Whether they’re a few inches below the ground or deeper, selecting the best metal detector is important.

Selecting the Best Sites

It is not uncommon to locate ancient coins when metal detecting in the right areas with quality equipment like the Garrett GTI 2500 metal detector.

It is not uncommon to locate ancient coins when metal detecting in the right areas with quality equipment like the Garrett GTI 2500 metal detector.

Next, start thinking about where you can go to hunt for coins. Do your research and figure out where battles occurred, where ancient cities were and where people congregated in the past. A little time spent researching the past will pay big dividends in your finds today. Areas like school yards, plowed fields and grassy commons can all be great places to start. Be sure to check the laws and get permission from land owners before you start your search. You can check with local metal detecting clubs and dealers for information on your local area.

What Ancient Coins Might One Find?

More and more people are learning that finding coins with a metal detector can be a rewarding experience. Roman coins are considered a great find, and recently a metal detectorist in Europe found a silver miliarensis in Bedfordshire using his coin detector.  This find dated back to AD 337-361. In many parts of the world, when settlers first arrived and no mint had yet been established it was common to exchange coins from other countries. This means that coins from all around the world were used in the early days as currency in various parts of the world. For this reason, around the world, the possibility of finding ancient coins is higher than one might imagine.

Best Metal Detectors for Coins

Although there are many different types of metal detectors, you’re going to specifically want a coin detector. These models feature lower frequency operation and are best for locating bronze, silver and other common metals used in ancient coins. Take some time to do your research and read metal detector reviews on coin detectors. Be sure to pay attention to the features offered. Take notice of the overall weight of the model you are considering. You will certainly want something that’s comfortable to hold. Also, notice if the detector is only pole mounted or if it allows you to convert it to a hip mounted configuration. Lastly, if you’re more visual you may want to choose one with an LCD digital display meter. If you have keen hearing, then a detector with a tone identification feature may be the best choice for you.

Although collecting more modern coins is a fun and interesting hobby, ancient coin collecting is becoming quite popular. The search for rare Roman coins as well as other ancient coins is one that will continue for generations to come. No matter where the hobby takes you, combining the two hobbies of coin collecting and metal detecting are sure to lead to many fun discoveries!

Recreational Venues Turn to Security Metal Detectors for Event Security

If you’re planning a special event in which you expect hundreds, or even thousands, of people to show up, one of the first and most important items you need to address is how you’re going to keep everyone safe. Today’s world is one where we just can’t be too careful; making it necessary that you do everything in your power to make sure everyone stays safe during any event you may be hosting. In this article, we have some thoughts on selecting the best security metal detectors from industry specialist Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA.

Importance of Security Metal Detectors
From small concert halls to major arenas and schools of all sizes, security metal detectors are an important part

The Fisher M-Scope Walk Through metal detector is a popular choice for customers of MetalDetector.com that are looking for quick and easy setup and transport.

The Fisher M-Scope Walk Through metal detector is a popular choice for customers of MetalDetector.com that are looking for quick and easy setup and transport.

of overall security. It goes without saying that you need to employ a team of top notch security personal.  Be sure that you are providing them with the best tools available so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time during your event. Security metal detectors are an important component to an effective security plan. When it comes down to the issue of safety, security metal detectors are essential. They are able to detect and accurately pinpoint even the smallest hand held weapons.

How Security Detectors are used at Events
Luckily, security detectors are much more portable than they used to be, making them a viable option to be used at any event. You’re going to need to figure out the best location to put the detectors. It is best to limit the total number of entrances and exits to your facility. In your planning you will want to take in to account the specific locations of your entrances and exits and the expected flow of people.  The opening night of the 2012 Olympics used a number of walk thru metal detectors to ensure the safety of the more than 40,000 individuals that attended this groundbreaking ceremony. You can bet there was a comprehensive security plan in place to minimize security issues.

Walk Through Metal Detectors
It is important to take the time to do your research on selecting the best walk through metal detectors. In fact, a walk-thru detector is one of the most utilized security measures when

"The Garrett Magnascanner is one of the most popular walk through metal detectors for outdoor and indoor events" according to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com.

"The Garrett Magnascanner is one of the most popular walk through metal detectors for outdoor and indoor events" according to Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com.

it comes to making sure that everyone is safe when attending a planned event. Here is two of the more portable walk through metal detectors available today:

•    Garrett PD6500i Walk Through Security Metal Detector – This walk through metal detector is used in many of the world’s busiest airports (it’s been approved by the Transportation Security Administration), and provides the highest level of identification. Moving this walk through detector between floors or locations is a breeze, when you add the optional Garrett Magna Dolly.
•    Fisher M-Scope Walk Through Security Metal Detector – This walk thru metal detector is one of the most versatile (it’s completely portable!), and is made by the oldest name in metal detection – Fisher. It takes just five minutes to either set-up or break-down.

Security Wands
Hand-held security wands are an important addition to a walk thru detector. This hand held metal detector will help pinpoint the offending target once the individual has passed through the detector. Security wand detectors are a popular choice for events, including night clubs, bars, concerts, outside parties, and more.

•    Garrett Superscanner V Metal Detector Wand – Used by security and law enforcements officials all over the world, this metal detector wand is so easy to use and has a large scanning surface.

Choosing the correct security metal detectors for your event is the first step in ensuring a safe gathering. Keep in mind that the metal detector is just one component to your overall plan. Remember that the walk through detector and the hand scanner are designed to work in unison with one-another. Our product specialists are available to answer any specific questions that you have, just contact us. We wish you the best of success in developing your security plan.

Related Reading: MetalDetector.com Learning Library Article: “Buying Guide on Understanding and Selecting Walk Through Security Metal Detectors“.

Vacation Memories You Will Treasure

Pack a metal detector and discover vacation fun and adventure!

So you are heading out on vacation and are interested in doing some metal detecting? Well, there are plenty of places around the world to metal detect where you can find all

Discover some treasures while on vacation at the beach. Metal Detecting during your travels will add adventure to your trip and assure some great memories.

Discover some treasures while on vacation at the beach. Metal Detecting during your travels will add adventure to your trip and assure some great memories.

kinds of exciting hidden treasures. Old coins, jewelry, gold and relics are waiting to be found! So lets take a closer look at how you can get your share as you do some treasure hunting in your travels. Metal detecting while on vacation can add an unexpected and exciting twist to your travels.

Where to use your metal detector on vacation?
One of the places that most of us have seen people with metal detectors is the beach. All over the world vacationers enjoy the sea and air. The reality is that many of these vacationers lose jewelry and other possessions while enjoying the water. It is proven that salt water causes the skin to shrink and jewelry can and does slide off very easily. Ever hear the stories about the person with the metal detector finding someone’s wedding band or class ring and then returning it to the original owner? This happens quite regularly and if you are able to track down the owner, they will be thrilled.

Choosing a metal detector for the beach
A good rule of thumb is where there is a beach and people, then there are treasures to be found. For those interested in metal detecting on the beach, there are quite a few popular beach hunting metal detectors available. If you are just getting your feet wet, so to speak, take a look at the Bounty Hunter Platinum or the Garrett Ace 350. Both are superb entry level detectors that are affordable and reliable. Each is ideal for the dry sandy parts of the beach. If you already know that this is the hobby for you, start at the top with either the XP DEUS or Fisher F75 Limited. If you want to venture a bit deeper into the water, you will want a completely waterproof model. Take a look at the Garrett AT Pro or the Tesoro Sand Shark. Both models are fully submersible for diving, which we will talk about next.

Getting into the water with an underwater metal detector
Diving with metal detectors has become and continues to be very popular.  We have all heard stories of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. Nowadays there are quite a few types of metal detectors that are being made specifically for diving. You can choose from a wide variety of models, many of which are submersible to 200 feet. Many of these detectors start at a modest price, so it can still be an affordable investment if you are  looking for beginners metal detectors. Some of the most popular underwater models include the Fisher CZ-21, the Garrett Infinium and the Tesoro Sand Shark mentioned above. Diving under the sea and finding treasures is something that many searchers look forward to while on vacation and traveling.

If you are not looking to dive, but still want to get wet, there are options for you. Just get a waterproof metal detector and either go in up to your waist or snorkel. Either option you choose will provide hours of enjoyment and thrill. Snorkeling in itself shows us some beautiful treasures that we do not normally get to see on land. By combining metal detecting with the sport of snorkeling, the relaxation and excitement just gets better.

Whether you are traveling the world, swimming in the Caribbean or just visiting places close to home, there is something to be found everywhere. Some of the best places to find things may be right under your own nose!

Read Metal Detector Reviews in our Learning Libary

Discover our Learning Library to get details on the best metal detectors for you!

Our learning library will help you find the best metal detectors for all types of treasure hunting. Read reviews and how to guides that cover a wide range of different types of metal detecting from beach hunting to relic hunting.

Our learning library will help you find the best metal detectors for all types of treasure hunting. Read reviews and how to guides that cover a wide range of different types of metal detecting from beach hunting to relic hunting.

So, you’re interested in metal detecting and don’t know where to begin? We hear this comment every day. In fact, sometimes the more information you get, the more confusing things can become. So to help get you started on the right track, you’ll want to start in our Learning Library of Metal Detectors.

The Learning Library of Metal Detectors is broken into five categories to make researching the very best metal detectors easy to do. Getting the best metal detector possible does not always mean you have to spend the most. A little time spent researching the best metal detectors will help you understand the basics and keep you within your budget.

We offer a wide selection of metal detectors which includes popular brands like Garrett Metal Detectors and Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors. We also have something for everyone, from metal detectors for kids up to adults. There is nothing more amusing yet satisfying than watching your child find his or her first treasure!

What’s the Best Metal Detector for Me?

With so many different types of metal detectors to choose from, we feel it is important to provide easy access to the information you need to do your research. Our learning library is broken into five different categories:

  • Buying Guides – The Buying Guides contain the absolute best help for selecting a metal detector. In fact, Daniel and Michael, managers of www.metaldetector.com say, “If you were to read only one section of the Learning Library, it should be the Buying Guides.” This is where you will find our hand-written articles on how to choose the best metal detectors. We compare models and guide you with tips on the best metal detector for each type of treasure hunting. Articles range from kids’ metal detectors to general selection articles like, “What’s the Best Metal Detector?”
  • Field Tests and Reviews – This is a collection of field test reports and usage reviews on the best metal detectors available today. These in-depth metal detector reviews give the most comprehensive information to be found anywhere and are contributed by numerous authors and sources.
  • Instruction Manuals – For those who would like to look at a metal detector instruction manual before purchasing or those who have lost their manual. There is a large variety of manuals for all the current detector models that we offer.
  • Product Catalogs and Brochures – This is where general information from the product manufacturers is found. Viewing the product details here will give you a product snapshot from when the item was first released. For the most up-to-date information on a specific product, we suggest viewing that item’s product page on www.MetalDetector.com.  Tip: Use the Browse/Shop button at the top of any page for easy navigation to any product on the website.
  • Treasure Videos – This is where the newest tips and techniques along with metal detector instruction videos are found.

We understand that a metal detector that goes by the name “Bounty Hunter Metal Detector” may not mean much to you in the beginning. With time and research, you will learn all the basics and more. We hope that the Learning Library helps you uncover the information that you seek. Now you can get out there and discover the world of treasure that awaits!

Garrett Introduces CSI Pro Ground Search Metal Detector

You don’t have to be an avid television fan of the CSI series to understand the importance of reliable detection equipment, when it comes to crime scene investigation. The new Garrett CSI Pro Ground Search Detector was designed to recover evidence in all terrains.

An Advanced Evidence Recovery Metal Detector

The Garrett Crime Scene Investigation Pro Metal detector, features a target identification meter that includes a legend, designed to identify common targets found at a crime scene. Locate bullets, shell casings and knives quickly and efficiently. This detector will speed your evidence recovery of metallic objects.

Video on Garrett CSI Pro Metal Detector:

For Both Land and Water Recoveries

The CSI Pro Detector is perfect for all conditions. You can hunt on the land on sunny days and rainy days alike. Take the detector in the water to chest level with the standard, in-the-box headphones. You can even take the CSI Pro in the water to a depth of 10 feet with the optional underwater headphones. That’s right, it’s fully waterproof! There is nothing like the all terrain versatility of the CSI Pro. This model provides unequaled performance for recovery of all common crime scene targets.

Decades ago, Charles Garrett wanted the metal detectors he produced to be turn-on-and-go. He wanted users to find good items on day one, yet have features to take them into the future. As we enter our third decade as a dealer of Garrett Metal Detectors Security models, I am happy to report that the Garrett CSI Ground Search detector lives up to Mr. Garrett’s core philosophy.   Daniel Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com

Advanced Features – Yet Easy To Use:

  • High-Res Iron Discrimination: Allows the user to set iron discrimination to one of 40 levels for precise ability to separate good targets from trash.
  • Pro Audio: Proportional audio and Tone Roll Audio features allow the user to hear subtle ranges in a target’s audio response, to better judge its conductivity, size, shape, depth.
  • Fast recovery speed: Allows greater ability to pick out desired targets amongst trash items.

A Complete Evidence Recovery System

The CSI Pro Ground Search detector ships as a single product sku, with all of the following items included:

  • Deluxe Headphones for land-use
  • CSI Pro-Pointer pinpointer
  • Tactical Soft Case, black color

Quick Recoveries in All Environments

Since the Garrett CSI Pro works on all terrains, it can be used in the grass and dirt, sandy areas, rocky environments and in the water. When it comes to solving crimes, speedy evidence recovery is key to resolving the case. The Garrett CSI Pro is the ultimate crime scene investigation metal detector. This model can be used by operators of all skill levels and has the capability of locating evidence quickly.

Now your organization can purchase one, easy to use unit, for all of your crime scene evidence recovery requirements. Feel free to contact one of our metal detector product specialists with questions on this or any of our security metal detection products.

Related Product: Garrett CSI 250 crime scene metal detector from Garrett.

Selecting Metal Detectors for Kids

Learning through Hands on Discovery: Metal Detectors help children develop research and exploration skills

But, what kids detectors are best?  Here with more information on the best kids detectors currently available is Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com.  He’s got years of experience in the field, and, more importantly, kids of his own; so he knows just what to look for when it comes to this special gift idea!

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Metal detecting is a hobby the entire family can enjoy. Metal detectors for kids make the perfect gift idea for children of all ages.

Actively participating in a hobby is a fantastic way to promote learning. The hobby of metal detecting encourages youth to develop their research skills. From locating sites, to identifying finds, metal detecting can be an educational hobby.

article on selecting the best kids metal detectors.  This article helps compare and select a kids detector, quickly, saving you time and effort. “  Michael Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com

With the holidays just around the corner, choosing an educational gift for a child can be a lot of fun, but, it can seem difficult at times too; especially for boys.  A unique gift idea we really think a lot of kids, boys and girls alike, will enjoy is a metal detector.

While it might not be on their Holiday gift list per say, giving a child a metal detector can open a whole new world to them they never knew about.  The fun and excitement of treasure hunting is something pretty much any child can get into.  Plus, metal detectors will get kids up off the couch and outside moving around enjoying nature, along with other advantages as well.

The best kids detectors for younger or smaller children are those models that are truly made for children.  While some detectors do fold down to smaller sizes, only a few select models, are really good metal detectors for kids younger than 9 or so. One of these models is the Junior Treasure Tracker from Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors.

This brings us to another important point when it comes to kids detectors; quality.  Many metal detectors for smaller kids are made to be toys.  They’re not made of quality parts and, as a result, are more likely to break and make treasure hunting expeditions less successful, and less fun.  To make metal detecting a really great gift idea kids will get into, going for the quality brands and models is important.

If the child on your list is a bit older, stronger, and taller, there are a few more options.  Instead of a kids detector, you can select an adult model that’s simple to operate, adjustable, and light weight. Take some time to do your research and be sure to read his article on selecting the best kids metal detectors. This article helps compare and select a kids detector, quickly, saving you time and effort.

Overall, metal detectors make an excellent, unique gift idea for any child; one that will lead to other interests too and, hopefully, bring them enjoyment for years to come.  Plus, it’s an activity the two of you can share as well.

From researching in the library to being active outdoors, using a metal detector is a great way to promote learning. So, this year, even if it’s not on their holiday wish list, give them a metal detector for kids. You’ll both be glad you did!

Geocaching with a Metal Detector

Metal Detecting and Geocaching – Enjoy Both Hobbies Together for Twice the Fun

Metal Detecting and Geocaching are two really fun and exciting hobbies. But, they’re pretty different. Or are they? Well, in some respects metal detecting and geocaching are different. When you head out with your GPS coordinates to find your geocache, you’re not expecting to dig or wander around until you find your treasure like you would if you were going metal detecting for a treasure cache. That said, these two hobbies actually have more similarities than they do differences.

Just to name a few, both Metal Detecting and Geocaching are:

  •     Excellent forms of exercise
  •     Great ways to enjoy the thrill of hunting for treasure
  •     Hobbies that get you outside in nature
  •     Activities that take you to new and wonderful places
  •     Things you can enjoy alone or with family or friends

Actually, even if we only look at this short list of things metal detecting and geocaching share, it’s easy to see that these two unique hobbies could actually benefit each other and

Using a hand held GPS and a metal detector is a great way to go combine the hobbies of metal detecting and Geocaching.

Using a hand held GPS and a metal detector is a great way to go combine the hobbies of metal detecting and Geocaching.

be enjoyed together for even more treasure hunting fun. For example, geocaching can give metal detector enthusiasts a starting point to begin looking for buried treasure as well as a guaranteed find; something that doesn’t always come with metal detecting.

When geocaching in and around cellar holes and old home sites, bring your metal detector along. These are great spots to find treasure as well. In fact with a metal detector you can easily pinpoint targets through the various layers of debris, walls and other obstacles. Simply put, after you have found your geocache, your metal detector will help you find coins and relics commonly found around old home sites.

As you can see, geocaching and metal detecting really do go hand in hand. The only question left is, what’s the best metal detector for geocaching?

This is a question that doesn’t have just one answer and instead, it will actually have a different answer for each person. The type of metal detector that’s best for anything,

Metal Detecting and Geocaching go hand in hand. The Magellan eXplorist GC is a popular hand held device used along with a metal detector.

Metal Detecting and Geocaching go hand in hand. The Magellan eXplorist GC is a popular hand held device used along with a metal detector.

including geocaching, varies from person to person. Some factors to consider when deciding on which metal detector will be right for your geocaching expeditions include whether or not you’ll be near water, your height and strength, and, as always, your budget.

With these personal preferences in mind, some of the best entry level metal detectors for geocaching are made by Bounty Hunter Metal Detectors. The Bounty Hunter Platinum is a great starter model. Garrett Metal Detectors also makes a great model for geocaching, the Garrett AT Pro. If you’ll be near water for even part of the time this is a great choice. If you just want the best, the top of the line model is the XP DEUS. While they each have different features and strengths, any one of these metal detectors will help you find that buried treasure cache more easily. Use the links to each of these models, above, for full details on each one and to read metal detector reviews left by experienced users.

And, whichever model of detector you choose, you’ll definitely enjoy geocaching and metal detecting even more when you combine them together for one exciting trip. Each hobby has so much in common, that, when they’re done together, it makes both more fun than ever before!

The Perfect Gift for Little Treasure Hunters: A Kids Metal Detector

Looking for a gift idea for a small adventurer who dreams of searching for treasure?  Go all out in equipping your child for real life treasure hunts, and look into metal detectors for kids.  A metal detector could be perfect on your holiday gift list.  Below is some information about this interesting hobby and the best kids’ detectors from industry expert Daniel

Treasure hunting with a metal detector is a fun family activity.

Treasure hunting with a metal detector is a fun family activity. Enjoy the great outdoors and share the excitement of finding treasure.

Bernzweig of MetalDetector.com.

Your children may not even know about the big fun offered by using a metal detector.  If they did, this is one gift that would probably be on their holiday wish list.  Their excitement over the thoughtful present may not last long, though, if you make the mistake of buying a kids’ detector that’s more like a toy than a useful tool. Take a moment to review the best kids metal detectors.

The whole idea in a treasure hunting expedition is to have the ability to find valuables hidden beneath the surface.  Only professional quality metal detectors for kids deliver good results.  There are many benefits to metal detecting, such as being outside in the fresh air, getting exercise, and delving into research and learning.

The research side of metal detecting applies to before and after a dig.  First, it’s a great idea to do some research about the location of a public area where crowds have frequently gathered, such as old fair grounds.  Wherever lots of people have been outdoors, there are lots of lost coins, lost jewelry, and other valuables.  After metal detecting in a prime spot, you can research the value of items discovered. This can be used as a great learning experience for children.

There are kid sized metal detectors for children of all ages.  For kids aged eight and under or those that are small for their age, take a look at the the Bounty Hunter Junior Treasure Tracker.  This model is of good quality and works very well. For children who are age nine and older, an adult sized detector with a modest amount of features will work well for them.   Many are well featured, easy to operate, and moderately priced.  Two great models include the Bounty Hunter Legacy 1500 and Legacy 2500.

The type of kids’ detector you choose will depend upon such things as where you expect to use it most of the time (at the beach or more inland?), how many extra features you want, and what types of objects you’re most interested in finding, such as coins or relics.  If your child is interested in treasure hunting, you can’t go wrong putting a kids’ detector on your holiday gift list.

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