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.
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.