If you’ve watched even just a few metal detecting YouTube videos I can about bet you’ve seen someone find a silver coin that’s dirty and immediately wipe their fingers across it. I couldn’t begin to remember the amount of times I’ve personally seen it, even in person while metal detecting with other detectorists. It makes me cringe every time!! I’ve heard so many excuses for … [Read more...] about How to Clean Silver Coins Without Devaluing Them
I’ve really struggled coming up with a good way to clean copper coins like large cents and Indian head pennies. Most of the time you’re not going to hurt the value as it has already lost all or most of its value from corrosion so I am more interested in cleaning them up to actually see the detail and get a date from it. Here is a quick example of how corrosion hurts the … [Read more...] about How to Clean Coins – Cleaning Dug Copper Coins
Before I get into what I would consider the best metal detector for a kid I think we need to discuss kids in general. Although I think the metal detecting hobby can be enjoyed by everyone from small children to adults there are a few things to consider before buying your child a metal detector. If your child is under 10 I would first ask yourself “do you plan on metal … [Read more...] about Best Metal Detector for Kids
Photo Credit - Nokta Makro, Metal Detector Simplex Choosing your first metal detector can be a daunting task! There are so many manufacturers, models, uses, price ranges and especially disappointing, fake reviews! I have been metal detecting for over 20 years and at least weekly I see these raving reviews on detectors I wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy! Before I … [Read more...] about Choosing Your First Metal Detector – Best Metal Detectors for Beginners
Before we get into the Nokta Makro Simplex we need to look at the history of good affordable metal detectors, notices and seasoned detectorists could use. Ten years ago I was living the life. I was selling metal detectors which afforded me the ability to spend most of my time metal detecting. I couldn’t begin to tell you how many times I took a customer’s call and sold a metal … [Read more...] about Is Nokta Makro Simplex, Living Up to the Hype?