Do you remember the act of carefully stuffing your prized coins into their proper little slots in your coin books as a child? Memories like these are something that we all share and carry with us into adulthood. Now think of the fun of discovering coin collecting all over again. It is sometimes just the act of just taking the time out to partake in a hobby or pastime that we once enjoyed that can add some excitement to your day.
In this article, we will take a walk down memory lane and explore the best way to locate exciting coins to add to your collection. So where to begin? With a metal detector of course!
Best Equipment for Finding Antiques and Coins
Some metal detectors are designed to be multi-purpose units and others are made for specific uses. Multi-purpose detectors are proficient at locating coins; but there are many metal detectors designed specifically for coin hunting.
VLF (Very Low Frequency) detectors with automatic ground balance are among the most popular units for coins. VLF models are easy to use and their coin-and jewelry-finding capabilities are almost equal to higher priced detectors. You can look for particular features on a VLF detector, such as electronic pinpointing. This makes it easier to find your target’s exact location before digging.
Which type of metal detector to choose?
In your search for coins, it is not unusual to come across a wide variety of antiques as well. Some fun trinkets that you might come across include antique toy cars, old tools and door knobs. An automated VLF detector offers great depth for detecting coins and its fast response signal is extremely useful.
If you’re in the market for a higher-end coin hunting detector, a computerized model with digital signal processing offers amenities that make finding targets a breeze. They can discriminate more accurately, finding and identifying deeply buried objects. These elite detectors may offer features such as a graphic imaging display and a depth multiplier. Learn about the many choices of coin hunting detectors by reading this article entitled “What are the Best Metal Detectors for Finding Coins?”
Coin Hunting Detectors and Digging Accessories
Other useful tools that you will need for locating and recovering coins are probe, knife, trowels, pinpointer and some type of apron or pouch. You will need to pick out the best equipment for your coin hunting adventures. You will discover that there are lots of different coin hunting metal detectors to choose from.
Coin & Jewelry models are the best to get started with for finding coins. Be sure to compare models based on search coil type discrimination and target identification features. To learn more about the safe recovery of coins and other valuables, be sure to do your research on the proper target retrieval techniques.
Finding enjoyment through digging up the past
As you are out and about this summer, exploring a new hobby can be exciting. Sometimes taking in the sites and just getting outdoors is the most fun of all. Digging up an old hobby from the past like coin collecting can be an exciting thing. No matter which way your explorations take you, you will have fun along the way. The most important thing is to keep moving and enjoying each day to the fullest. Your body and your mind will thank you. Who knows, you might just locate a precious coin that had been lost for many years.
Michael Bernzweig manages metal detectors for MetalDetector.com in Southborough, MA. He has written extensively on the subject of metal detecting since the mid 1980’s. He has traveled world-wide in his pursuit of educating, exploring and advising others in the proper use of metal detectors.