Coin Metal Detector: Before You Purchase What Things To Know

These are places where old arrow heads or pieces of hunting equipment can be found. Throughout the years, people have been using these footpaths or walking with their dogs. Other areas where it is likely to find treasure are areas that have been recently used by thousands of people in recent times. Target ID shows you the identification of targets as you hunt, so you can see and hear the target.

Yesterday I took my Garrett Ace 250 out for the first time to some local parks. And, by the way, my 7 year old son Juanito found a nickel yesterday when he took his detector out for the first time! Garrett has a longstanding quality relationship with Detector Electronics Corp since the 1980s. They have done a fine job representing the Detector Pro line since it was first introduced in 1996.

The Garrett AT Pro is an outstanding metal detector – especially considering the mid-range price – and it’s well-deserving of a place on my list of the best detectors. They both have an 11″ search coil, manual ground balance, numerical target ID and a pinpointing mode.

This metal detector can measure coin depth up to and over 8 inches and also has eight different sensitivity settings to allow for better target precision. Ground angle can affect depth as object may get buried deeper and angle of detection may create more ground between the coil and metal target. While the ground balance features of the AT Pro make it capable of hunting in hot ground, it doesn’t have the sensitivity to detect tiny gold flakes or nuggets. Features of the AT Pro include Iron Audio, notch discrimination, manual and auto ground balance, a pinpointing mode and numerical target ID. The depth a metal detector could reach depends on the size of the search coil.

All you need to know is which type of coil you are more comfortable with and can better pinpoint targets. Several factors go into this decision including ground mineralization, trash density, and your experience pinpointing. Some hunts might warrant a smaller, double D coil where others a larger concentric coil.

In 2009, a man in England found a Roman coin from 207 B.C., when England was a far-flung outpost of the Roman Empire. Over three days the team’s hoard grew to 545 silver coins plus fragments, and 12 gold nobles. On the first day they found 276 silver coins and nine gold nobles, and all admit they barely slept due to excitement. In detecting and treasure finding, anything over three coins is a ‘hoard’ – and has to be declared to organisers.

Coins gradually sink over time, so the older you want to find, the deeper you’ll have to go. If you’re hunting for old coins, you’re going to need a detector that can accurately ID targets greater than 6″ – generally speaking.

The easy notch and iron discrimination modes, combined with the submersible design, are also advantages over the T2. While it’s fine for locating the occasional gold necklace or larger nuggets, it doesn’t have the high frequency required to locate small nuggets or flakes. In terms of depth, the detector can find targets to around 8″ or even 9″ in some cases. One of my favorite features of the AT Pro is its fast recovery – especially in Pro mode.

There’s no need to buy the most expensive detector right away and have no idea what you’re doing. Finally, you might also want to consider any accessories that might come with your detector – especially if you’re trying to stay on budget. Remember, the ‘right’ detector depends on factors like skill, budget, use, location, etc. Most negative reviews are a result of someone buying the wrong detector.

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