Wilson Coin Select

Price: $650
Avg. Score: 4 stars 4.5
Based on 4 reviews

Avg. Durability: 4 stars4.00
Avg. Ease of use: 5 stars!5.00
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Wilson coin and relic

July 21, 2019
I had one of these machines many years ago, I had a silver victorian sixpence at 9 inches. Only problem was the batteries, you had to be careful when changing them, the connector wires were so thin they would snap, they had to be soldered, otherwise a good machine.

Overall Rating 4 stars
Durability 4 stars
Ease of Use 5 stars!
Would you recommend this to a new user? I have no clue...

Deeper than a 1265X

November 05, 2008
The Wilson Coin Select is the deepest machine I have tested so far, and I have tested many. After hearing about all the reviews for the Fisher 1265x and it depth capabilities, I decided to do a one on one measured air test since I own both. The Wilson will air test a quarter at 13", the Fisher will barely get 9". I also have a buried quarter at 8" which both machines respond well, but the Wilson can be held at least 2" above the target and still respond loud and clear.

I have tested several other machines and none of them would pass this test on the buried quarter in disc. mode, some will not reach it in all metal mode. The Wilson has excellent depth, great disc., and easy turn on and go operation. I dont think there is any other turn on and go machine that is deeper at any price. I guess this is why you never see them for sale.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


Coin Hound

August 15, 2008
I just got back from the beach with the Wilson and have to say that this detector is very stable in wet sand. Detects coins at 8 + inches with no problems with the sens. set at normal (not max). I have also had the detector in known civil war areas in Northeast TN. and VA. and had mixed results. The Wilson seems to be a better coin hound than a relic detector.

You will find yourself digging holes that a groundhog could live in just to find a flattened screw top. The discrimination is good, but has trouble with the screwtops. I like the Zinc discrimination feature, no more time wasted on them. This detector pinpoints well, but I would suggest a good pinpointer to save you some time. You will be digging holes down to your elbow (no joke). I would give the detector a 4.5 rating at most. For the price it should have depth indicator , and a pole auger to dig with. This one will work for now until I get the C-scope R-1.

Overall Rating 4 stars


Great detector!!

April 12, 2005
Since I have had the Wilson (appox.6 months)my coin count has gone up! This is a amazing machine! the DISC is the best, the trashy areas are no problem for the Wilson. Does very well on small gold also! The Wilson is a keeper! very simple to use, easy to P/P. Works very well in high mineralize soil.

Overall Rating 5 stars!


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