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Best Relic Metal Detectors on the Market

10 Best Relic Metal Detectors for 2021

Uncover History Lost in Time

Documented by Timothy Draper

Categories & Site Details: Ancient History, Field Research, Gold, Lost Forgotten History, Metal Detectors

There are many different types of relics and artifacts in the ground waiting to be discovered. Using a relic metal detector is one of the best ways to find those lost treasures. Sometimes you can get lucky and find relics by being in the right place at the right time, but you can be much more successful if you know you are in a place with history. You can also be selective of what relic you are looking for by choosing a place that you have researched. For example, do you want to look for old western history? You might be interested in old Spanish history or maybe more modern-day hunting from parks and beaches. The possibilities are endless, but you need more than just a location with history, you need the right tool for the job.

You don’t necessarily need the most expensive detector out there, but I will say that the more you spend, the better the detector will be when you consider depth reading, functions, and more. If you are less experienced in metal detecting, I would suggest to start off with a lower-end model and work your way up into a better one later when you’re ready. In this article, I will list the top 10 according to top sellers in the relic category along with customer ratings. If you have any questions, we’re here to help you, just reach out to us.


Whites MX Sport

Retail – $749.00

This general-purpose waterproof metal detector can do it all! Beach hunting, relics, coins and jewelry, and even prospecting. With its roots in the MX lineup, MX Sport builds on the legendary MXT, with new features and the latest technology.

Garrett AT Pro

Retail – $552.46

Garrett AT Max

This all-terrain detector offers new and exclusive Garrett technology that makes it ideal for hunting coins, relics, caches, jewelry, and even gold nuggets. Select from either Standard or Professional search modes with enhanced audio features.

Minelab CTX 3030

Retail – $2499.00

Minelab CTX 3030


The Minelab CTX 3030 is Treasure in America owner Timothy’s favorite metal detector! This all-terrain, the waterproof metal detector is a professional grade and high-performance detector for treasure hunting. It has the most accurate target identification on the market today, so treasure hunters can discover more historical treasures and hidden metals.


Fisher F75 LTD

Retail – $699.00

Fisher F75 Special Edition Metal Detector ( Black Model)

New Leading-Edge Technology! These new features make the F75 Ltd more versatile with greater depth, better target separation and audio features that will open your iron-infested sites! The most versatile high-performance detector ever made! It is the industry’s premier relic hunting and ultimate multi-purpose metal detector.

Whites TM 808

Retail – $799.95

The TM 808 Treasuremaster is designed to locate large, deep objects. It’s ready to discover coin caches, treasure chests, and hordes of gold or silver. But it has a practical side, too, and is ideal for detecting septic tanks, tools, equipment, metal pipes, and relics.

Minelab Excalibur II

Retail – $1,499.00


Minelab Excalibur II

Minelab’s unique Broad Band Spectrum (BBS) technology, combined with superior ground rejecting technology, makes the Excalibur II the ideal underwater machine. The design of the Minelab Excalibur II allows you to use it as effectively in or out of the water – this amphibious machine can move seamlessly from land, beach and wet sand conditions to underwater depths of up to 200ft (66m)

Nokta Anfibio Multi

Retail – $746.15

Whether you are at a park, ancient field or beach, searching for coins, relics or jewelry, the Anfibio Series will deliver superior depth, speed, and performance. No need to get frustrated navigating through multiple screens – The Anfibio’s single menu design offers very simple operation and saves valuable detecting time.

Fisher F22

Retail – $219.00

Fisher Detector F44

This is Fisher’s entry-level “out of the box-ready to go” metal detector. With the 9” and 11” DD coil available, Fisher may have built the ultimate beginner relic detector on the market. If you are looking for a very powerful, easy-to-use detector at a budget price, this detector is perfect for you.

XP Metal Detectors Deus

Retail – $1,337.00

XP Metal Detectors DEUS RCWS4

First Wireless Detector Lightweight and compact: extend or fold away in seconds weighing at 2 pounds, the XP DEUS (pronounced day-uhs) offers exceptional comfort, speed, and performance. The XP DEUS is the result of years of research and development by the XP engineering team. This detector sets new benchmarks in metal detection design and performance.

Minelab Equinox 800

Retail – $899.00



With innovative NEW simultaneous multi-frequency technology, the EQUINOX Series redefines all-purpose detecting for the serious enthusiast. Equally adaptable for all target types and ground conditions, just set your detecting location and go! With the added functionality of Gold Mode, High Frequency 20/40 kHz., Wireless audio accessories, and Advanced settings, the EQUINOX 800 offers extra versatility.

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