8th September 2015 — 13 Comments
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When I was a rookie detectorist and knew no better, I found a Celtic gold stater and unceremoniously stashed it in my jean’s pocket alongside modern coins, keys and other stuff a bloke usually carries. Not one of my proudest moments.

I soon learned that I needed a reasonably safe container for my precious coins and did what most metal detectorists do and employed a tin box, which I lovingly lined with foam. That’s one of them on the left! It worked, but wasn’t perfect. There’s a better way of doing things!

Sometimes the simplest solution to improving the storing and transporting of coins in the field can be solved with technical expertise and a little lateral thinking. Enter Mateusz Dziedzinski, a detectorist from Poland. No, I can’t pronounce his name either! We’ll call him Matt, for short.

Matt loves finding coins and was concerned about keeping them safe, not wanting them scratched, bent or broken. So, he came up with this ingenious idea.


All images of Coinpad used with permission

Yes, it’s a rather special plastic box which is produced by Matt who runs a company producing herbal cosmetic products, creams, ointments and lotions as well as sealing pastes and lubricants for the plumbing industry. You can now see where the inspiration for his COINPAD came from! Let’s unscrew the lid and you’ll see how it works.


The moulded foam insert has slots in neat rows accommodating most coins up to 29mm in diameter. I understand that a larger version is available, but not so portable or easy to carry. The small design seems so perfect! I’m keen to see how it stands up to prolonged use in the field in the clarty fields of the UK.

Remember, this coin container has been developed by Matt because he saw a need and has been tested for almost a year by him and others during many metal detecting outings. Please take a look at his instructional video and website to find out more.

THE SMALL PRINT – If you need more information then see Matt’s eBay or Facebook sites. He can’t be making money on each sale. The UK price at £20 for 5 units will just be covering the posting and packing. There is also a special discount to metal detecting clubs. BUY HERE, Paypal accepted. Matt posts to America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. See exclusions on the eBay site.




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13 responses to COINPAD for COINSHOOTERS

  1. Thanks for sharing John. A very Simple but effective innovation!

  2. Can’t go wrong on the price! I just ordered 2! Thanks for sharing this, John.

  3. this is a fab idea by Matt ….he did me a deal and I got 3 free ones which will be given to each member of staff on bmdf

  4. I also learnt the hard way!

    A few years ago I was on the Thames and after a quiet start I came across a beautiful early milled Islamic silver coin.
    I put it in my jacket pocket which had a zip on it.
    I came off the the foreshore and was looking forward to examining it closer. The pocket was empty but the zip was closed. I took the jacket off to find a purpose made hole in the pocket for the wire for a radio/Ipod.

    I wonder if that coin will ever see the light of day again.

  5. Simply ingenious. I love it!

  6. Great but to expensive for a simple plastic box (for cream or grease) and some foam. When the price will be lower I will buy it.

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