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Best Metal Detectors For Coin Hunting
Coin hunting is a fun and easy to enjoy the art of metal detecting while potentially making some very valuable finds. People of any age or physical ability can get in on the action with just a simple coin detector. The best part of coin hunting is that they can be found anywhere people have been and it is a great way to enjoy history on a personal level. All good coin hunting excursions begin in the local library for research on local gathering places. From there, a coin hunting adventure can go anywhere but most people tend to find their coins in grassy fields, sandy beaches or areas that were once inhabited but have since been abandoned.
When you go coin hunting in these kinds of areas, the sky is the limit as to what can be found. In fact, one of the most valuable coins found through metal detecting in the United States was dug up in a Long Island field. Dating back to 1652, this rare New England sixpence was estimated to be worth at least $100,000.00! It is even possible to find coins dating back to the Medieval or Roman era in areas where human habitation predates the new world.
Sometimes, a person will stash a ton of coins in a jar or other container. This is what is normally referred to as a "Treasure Cache". Individuals will choose to store their coins in a container commonly near walls, walkways, trees or stone walls instead of taking them to straight to the bank. These caches can make coin hunting a lot more lucrative then just looking for one coin.
The most important part of coin hunting though is finding the perfect coin detector. When selecting a device, it is important to look at how the coin detector is configured and its overall weight. There are two different varieties of coin detectors to choose from: pole mounted or hip mounted. Which coin detector chosen will determine where the weight of the device is going to rest. Newer coin detectors are made with lighter electronics than older models so purchasing a newer device will help to alleviate strain on the body.
To identify targets buried in the ground, some coin detectors include visual target identification meters on the device. These meters range from the very basic readout to the most elaborate visual picture of what is in the ground. Other coin detectors use audio tones to identify unearthed targets. The use of audio or visual target identification meter will largely depend on the user and whether or not they are more of a visual person or someone with finely tuned hearing.
The majority of coin detectors will be equipped with a medium-sized coil which is the standard on most models. These medium-sized coils are very sensitive to coins in particular so they are good match for just about every budget. Larger coils are typically used for finding deeper targets such as a Treasure Caches and smaller coils excel in locating coins that are closer together. The ideal search coil for a coin detector though is one with a built in pinpoint control. The pinpoint control can accurately identify where the item is so that digging it up is a breeze! After all, money doesn't grow on trees!