Coin Shooting can be described as searching specifically for coins with a metal detector. Basically, all other targets are either skipped or discriminated out in an effort to find coins only.
Recently I met up with a friend to do some coin shooting at a local park. He was running his XTERRA 305 with the Sharpshooter coil, and I was using my new Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector. We were detecting near some sports fields and we both found a handful of coins.
As you can see, the CTX3030 is an excellent coin shooter! I was finding coins everywhere and eventually switched to only searching for quarters and dimes because I got tired of digging pennies. 🙂
Later we met up at a couple of old churches in a nearby town where we have permission to metal detect. Again I was finding modern coins, but I knew that the property was old so there was a good chance of finding a silver coin or two there.
Out back near an old shed, I got a beautiful sounding dime tone and coupled with the target ID number I knew there was a good chance that the target could be silver. Over 7 inches deep in the bottom of the plug I saw a dime and because it looked like a silver I got excited.
The first full hunt with my new CTX3030, and it found it’s first silver coin, a 1939 Mercury Dime.
– Back on the silver train, I’ll take it!