Coin Finds Gallery

Queen Victoria Shillings "Coin Spill"

1865 Bun Penny

1872 Gothic Florin

Queen Victoria Shillings

13 thoughts on “Coin Finds Gallery

  1. Hi nq. Great videos mate I love them. I don’t own a detector but you have really opened my eyes to metal detecting. By the way do you part with any shell casings? I collect millitaria so thought I’d ask. Regards john

  2. Hi!
    Thank you – I appreciate the time and effort you have taken in providing the historical research to enhance your videos. Tracking down the facts and photos – both stills and movies -can be a long and tedious hunt. I think you are making a great contribution to the education of those who view your shows.
    I’d like to offer a suggestion for the flattened small ‘crown’ you found – I’m thinking it could be the ring on an oil lamp and the ‘pointy’ bits held the glass chimney.

    • Thanks for your great comment Sharon, feedback such as you have provided makes all the hard work worthwhile! And appreciate the information on the ‘crown’ lamp part. All the best to you and your family and Happy Hunting! Warren.

  3. G’day Warren, I appreciate the time and effort you and your wife put into making your videos. They are great! I have been hunting around Cairns for a couple of years now and have come up with some nice coins and relics. My oldest so far is an 1871 sash buckle in excellent condition from the Palmer and 11 old Chinese coins. This is a great hobby. Keep up the good work. Cheers, Rick.

    • Rick, Thanks for taking the time to comment on our videos mate, and well done on your finds – unbelievably, we have yet to detect the Palmer, partly because of the ‘drama’ that has always surrounded the place, next year will definitely make a visit to Maytown and take some photos. Wll done on the buckle, 1871 is an old find for our area as you know – I think the oldest coin we have ever found in North Queensland is an 1860 Penny, Colleen found it of course, and Chinese Cash Coins which are probably older than that. Yes it is a great hobby, and YouTube has allowed us all to share out outings in the great Aussie Bush. Best wishes mate and Happy Hunting! Warren.

  4. Hey Warren,

    Im still loving your youtube videos, i have bought at metal detector its a fisher F2 and i have found a couple of coins and i was wondering what is the best way to clean copper coins?

    Thanks, Tyson

    • G’day Tyson,

      Thanks for the comment and congratulations on the new F2 – haven’t used a Fisher myself but plenty of blokes do – top quality detector! As for coin cleaning, personally all I do is give them a wash in soapy water and put them in the album – especially if they are ‘key dates’. Get yourself a ‘Renniks’ Australian coin guide (about $30 on ebay) so you can value your finds. Some people soak the bronze (copper) coins in olive oil to stop any deterioration (‘copper cancer’) and that cleans and preserves the coin. It really depends on the pH of the soil they have been lying in – some come out like new, others totally illegible (cactus!). But if you do a search on YouTube for coin cleaning, there are plenty of videos on the subject. If you start filming your detecting trips, and put them up on YouTube, send me your channel name and I will include it on my channel links and get the word out so you start getting some subscribers.

      Happy Hunting! Warren.

  5. Hi Warren,
    Congratulations on your site. I have been longing for an outing for ages but the shop has kept me busy. I hope to start detecting again very soon. I have some good spots in mind that would like to revisit again. After looking at your site, I am busting …
    Cheers, George Mayer

    • G’day George,

      Great to hear from you, sorry haven’t been around to the shop but have just spent the nearly last 5 months up the Cape working – will drop in and say g’day – hope things are going well at the Miner’s Den! Would be great to see you out detecting again as I know you miss it – best wishes and Happy Hunting! Warren.

    • Tyson,

      No your pinpointer doesn’t need to match the machine – we use a Garrett Propointer but Minelab also have a good unit which they released recently. You can do without a pinpointer if you have to – particularly if you are hunting paddocks or farms where neat plugs and accurate pinpointing don’t matter so much (always fill your holes of course – minimal impact). The Garrett is well priced, very sturdy and comes with a holster. You also need to consider your digging tool – a prospecting pick or a Lesche digger for parks and such like. Really depends on what type of detecting you are doing – prospecting/park hunting/bush ghost towns etc. Hope this helps!


  6. hi, I love watching your youtube videos, great finds by the way.

    Im 15 and just starting metal detecting i live in Victoria Australia and i have permission from a couple of people to go on their land mostly old farm houses cause i live in the country. I was wondering what would be the best metal detecter for finding coins?

    thanks and good luck hunting.

    • G’day Tyson,

      Thanks for watching our videos and for your great comment – and welcome to the hobby! For your first detector it is hard to go past the Garrett Ace detectors – 150, 250 and 350. We have a 150 – which is very basic with the controls, but the same frequency and capabilites as its brothers, for a back up detector. The 250 is a great first machine for coins and relics (we have even found gold with ours), and the 350 if you can afford it will last you many years as it has many great functions, simple as ‘turn on and go” or more complex settings as you get used to what it is telling you. They are great value for money and extremely tough and capable detectors. Go low and slow – research and enjoy the day out. Sounds great if you have some old sites in Victoria on private property as you will find some great old relics and coins. Hope you do well and set up a YouTube channel so we can all see what you are finding! Happy Hunting mate – Warren.

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