Metal Detector

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by The lost coin, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    Hello everyone! Where do you guys suggest looking for old/ancient coins with a metal detector? Have any of you had any experience with a metal detector? If you have any tips, please let me know. Thank you!!!:happy:
     
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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Where are you located? Ancient coins will not be found in the continental United States.

    We have a few detectorists here,

    paging @paddyman98 @galba68 (who actually digs up ancient coins quite often)

    And myself.

    Just learn the swing. Keep the coil parallel to the ground, and twist with the torso rather than the wrist. I hate seeing people do it the wrong way, because at that point youre just checking like 6 inches in front of you.

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    (via minelab.com)
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    @The lost coin . It depends where you live Sir. I live in New England and have hunted Fields,rock walls and old Cellar Holes . It all depends on your history of the town you live in .
     
  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Check your local riverbanks.
    I haven't had good luck with mine but they are bound to have things, especially before modern irrigation systems and reservoirs were available.

    The river once was the source of water, the marketplace, and more. So I'd try that out.
     
  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    River Banks are okay but you'll likely find more junk than anything else . I have found some nice lures though !:happy:
    Old Parks, Fields, Homes -outside of course .
     
  7. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    Thank you all for your great tips and info. Those are all great!
     
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Down here the beach's and I've done magent fishing sometimes haven't found anything mind blowing yet no early retirement without even working!!!!:D:D.
     
  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Show :):) you won't believe how much I have found just a short walk the people are to lazy just to walk 10ft in up to knee deep water to get it back.
     
  10. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Popular beaches are good for metal detecting. I have a permit for the county parks where I live. The State parks where I live allow it in many parks but only in designated areas. I agree with the advice of doing research to see what is and isn’t permitted on public property where you live. Many gov’t websites have a page about metal detecting and treasure hunting on the lands they oversee.
     
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  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Like @Lawtoad said. I also agree about doing Research and getting PERMISSION first off . Here the State forest is Legal but Gov't land isn't . Beaches usually before and just after Beach goers leave .
     
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    @The lost coin
    Old parks going back to the 1800's..
    I'm in NYC. No ancients in the states though.

    My YouTube channel
     
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  13. The lost coin

    The lost coin Member

    Interesting. Thanks everyone!:)
     
  14. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Research is the key. Try to find places where people gathered in the past that few people know about today. Old schools or churches that are long gone, maybe old picnic groves. The more obscure, the better your odds of finding an untouched site.
     
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