Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector with 5" DD Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on September 18, 2010):
Received my Gold Bug Special Edition a few days ago and I'm already impressed. Being retired military with some war wound damage, I wanted a detector that was lightweight and easy to carry. The Gold Bug is just that. After reading the very helpful owner's manual, I took it down to the train station on the edge of town which has been around since the 1880s and got permission from the ticket office to search the grounds. Within 5 minutes, I had an old silver quarter and within an hour a few more silver coins, all around 4-6 inches deep. I also came away with several clad coins and a silver ring, minus the stone. I know this detector is designed for gold and it will be used for that 99% of the time. If it's performance on coins is any indication, I'll be buying a lot of sun screen (the altitude here is almost 8,000 feet) while I search the old riverbeds and dry washes that run through and around my 40 acres south of town. After that, it's off to the mountains!
BTW, just a note that the Gold Bug SE came with the battery INSTALLED. Nice touch and very appreciated!!!