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One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600

One Great Way to Spend Your Stimulus Check That Pays Off Big Time - The Best Metal Detectors for Under $600

Uncle Sam is at it again.  Giving away tax dollars like it is free money....which it isn't.  Either way, once you receive your stimulus check, you have to find out a way to spend it.  After all, that is the purpose right?  To put money back into the economy.  

Wherever you decide to spend your money, make sure you spend it right here in the Good Ole U.S.of A!  Oh, yeah, and let me make one suggestion on a good way to spend your stimulus check, in the US, and have it pay you back dividends in money, endless enjoyment, and health benefits.

Welcome to the hobby/sport of metal detecting!  Metal detecting is an activity that you can easily get completely geared up for less than $600.  When you purchase a metal detector you enter a hobby that will keep you physically active, immerses, you in history, and can actually pay you back monetarily.

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

Why Every Serious Metal Detectorist Needs Two or More Metal Detectors

I was speaking to a customer the other day and he brought up an interesting topic.  He was new at detecting and mentioned that he had seen several posts on forums where people who were avid metal detectorists had mentioned several different metal detectors in their arsenal.  He was confused why some people have multiple metal detectors.

 The Nokta Makro Simplex + metal detector is a good affordable backup metal detector.nokta makro plus metal detector

Whereas it is not necessary to have more than one detector (after all they all pretty much do they same thing,) it is not a bad idea to have an extra on hand.  More often than not having more than one detector is a result of a person upgrading from a lesser metal detector to a more advanced one.  Perhaps they outgrew their original detector or simply want to try out new technology.

Upgrading to a new metal detector, there are other very good reasons why it is a good idea to have another metal detector lying around.  Probably the best reason is the last one listed below and GREAT advice for every detectorist.

Guns and Badges Found Metal Detecting in Florida

Guns and Badges Found Metal Detecting in Florida

Ed R. from Florida has been hard at it this year digging up cool finds.  We love hearing stories and seeing finds of our customers across the country.

Ed says of his finds:

"Got the Nokta Macro Simplex Plus from High Plains in February. Coming up on my one year anniversary for detecting and want to submit some of my favorite finds for the year. The first is one I haven't been able to identify. A small cast cap gun, it is 2 ¾ “ with a letter D on the handle. Thanks with help identifying and love the support I get at HighPlains!"

Small Cap Gun Found Metal Detecting in Florida

"Toy guns and badges for the year 2020. The Harbor Command badge is pretty cool, 100% in tact with the pin still usable on the back. It was a promotional item for a 1957 TV show of the same name. The other badge is a 50s era tootsie toy badge. The larger cap gun is a 60's US Brave Toy Cap gun. I have yet to identify the smaller cap gun. Very cool to find them whole. I have unearthed at least 10 other pieces of toy guns. My Simplex drags a lot of cool stuff out of the dust. Thanks High Plains."

Toy Cap Guns and Badges Found Metal Detecting in Florida.

Ed will now receive yet another $5 store credit for submitting his story and finds to us.  Remember, you can submit one finds story per month and get store credit for it!  Keep 'em coming guys and gals!

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Sweet Silver and Coins Found Near Old Nebraska Home

Sweet Silver and Coins Found Near Old Nebraska Home

David G. from Nebraska recently shared a story about a great day he had metal detecting around an old house.  David writes:

"Today I had one of my best Dirt Fishing days so far. Using my Equinox 800 purchased from my favorite dealer High Plains Prospectors I hit the Jackpot! This house sets on about one Acre of land, so there’s lots of ground to cover. I’ve hunted the yard on 3 different days now, probably about 12 hours of actual hunt time altogether. Up until today the only high value coins I’ve found was the 1926 D Standing Liberty Quarter I found yesterday and a 1944 D Wheat penny.

Today, I hit the Bonanza, in one 10 ft by 10 ft area I found 1899 Barber Half Dollar (the first one I’ve ever found), another Standing Liberty Quarter (1917), a Barber Dime (1905), a Buffalo Nickel (1918), and another Wheat Penny (1917 D).