Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector with Waterproof 8" Search Coil + Bonus Pack

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Discover the oldest and deepest coins, rings, jewelry and relics with the Bounty Hunter Platinum. This is Bounty Hunters' top of the line metal detector. This model features both audio and visual target identification, custom modes, an expanded depth reading and a jumbo LCD Display. The Platinum features a ground balance adjustment to eliminate the effects of tough mineralized ground. This is one lightweight, fully featured machine that lets you do it all! Now you can hunt for hours at the beach, parks, schoolyards or in the woods. Be sure to read our Guide Bounty Hunter Gold, Titanium, Platinum and Platinum Pro Metal Detector Comparison.

Introducing the Bounty Hunter Platinum Metal Detector

Bounty Hunter's latest, top of the line metal detector, features enhanced target identification with easy to use custom programs, a ground balance control, expanded depth reading and a jumbo LCD Display screen. At just over two pounds, this is one lightweight, modern Bounty Hunter metal detector that offers exceptional performance.

Advanced Features, Yet Easy To Use!

Tired of metal detectors that are so complicated that they make your head spin? Are you looking for an easy to use metal detector that offers top of the line features that anyone can use? The wait is over, the Bounty Hunter Platinum has arrived! Simply hit the power on button and you are ready to start treasure hunting. No complicated setup routines. This detector is ready to start finding treasure from the moment you turn it on.

Our Best Value!

When Bounty Hunter introduced the new Gold and Platinum metal detector models, we realized that they had just made available two detectors that would open up the hobby to many new treasure hunters. The Bounty Hunter Platinum model is not only easy to use but is one of the most versatile detectors we have seen in a while. This unit will help you locate the oldest and deepest coins, rings, jewelry and relics in all ground conditions. One metal detector that does it all! The Bounty Hunter Platinum is great for both the first time treasure hunter and the seasoned professional. You can turn it on and go or use the many advanced features to customize this detector for your style of treasure hunting.

An Exclusive Deal For Customers

When we heard that Bounty Hunter was only producing a limited number of these new units in time for the season, we stepped up and bought out the entire production run. We also negotiated a special package of metal detecting accessories and an extreme price discount for our customers. These units are available at this promotional price while supplies last. Compare this offer and we are sure you will agree that this is the best metal detector value on the internet!

Comfortable, Lightweight Design

Hunt for hours without fatigue. This is one lightweight, fully featured metal detector that lets you do it all! Now you can hunt for hours at the beach, parks, old home sites, school yards or in the woods. Discover the oldest and deepest coins, rings, jewelry and relics with the Bounty Hunter Platinum. This is Bounty Hunters' top of the line metal detector. The detector features both audio and visual target identification, custom modes, an expanded depth reading and a jumbo LCD display screen. The Platinum features a ground balance adjustment to eliminate the effects of tough mineralized ground.

Cutting Edge Design, Incredible Depth & Performance

The Bounty Hunter Platinum was designed under the direction of Dave Johnson, Chief Designer for First Texas Products. Dave is one of the top engineers in the metal detecting industry. He has designed leading-edge metal detectors for American manufacturers for over 25 years. The Bounty Hunter Platinum is one of his latest accomplishments for the Bounty Hunter brand. Many of his design platforms are the backbone of several companies high end product offerings today. Pictured below, you can see that the engineering team works hard and plays hard.

Pictured above from Left To Right, Mark Krieger, New Product Development Engineer, John Gardiner, Electronics Engineer, David Johnson (kneeling), Chief Engineer, Jorge Anton Saad, Electronics Engineer.

Jumbo LCD Target Identification Display

The Bounty Hunter Platinum features a large, easy to read display that will identify the target before you dig it! The display is easy to read outdoors and measures a full 3 inches by two inches. The display will identify common targets such as iron, foil, nickels, soda can pull tabs, screw caps, pennies dimes quarters etc. The Platinum will also provide a unique target identification number for every target. This additional dimension of target identification is important when searching for unusual relics or targets with a unique level of conductivity like gold coins, civil war relics including buckles, buttons and mini balls. The advanced identification features found on this detector will help you dig less trash and find more treasures. Make the most of your time in the field with the Bounty Hunter Platinum.

Features Four Custom Modes

Bounty Hunter engineers started with a clean slate when they introduced the new Bounty Hunter Platinum. The Bounty Hunter Platinum model is feature-packed yet offers turn on and go simplicity. This top model adds four custom programs: A discriminate mode, a pinpoint mode, a ground grab mode and an all metal mode. This metal detector sets a new standard for high end features and value. Feature for feature, this model goes far beyond the competition. The Bounty Hunter Platinum is lightweight, well constructed and deep seeking. This detector is easy to use and features intuitive controls.

Discrimination Mode - This mode is the default mode and is the mode most commonly used for continuous searching. Like most modern metal detectors, it requires the searchcoil to be in motion in order to detect and identify targets. In this mode, targets are identified with distinct tones, and are classified in categories at the top of the display. A two-digit numerical value, on a scale of 10 to 99, is displayed in the middle of the screen. The depth range of the target is also displayed at the bottom of the display. All menu items can be selected, customized or changed in this mode.

Pinpoint Mode - Pinpoint is used to find the exact location of a target which was previously located and identified using the discrimination mode. As this mode does not require motion over the target, you can move the coil more slowly and then narrow the detection field when near the target.

Ground Grab Mode - All soils contain minerals. Signals from ground minerals interfere with the signals from metal objects. All soils differ and can differ greatly in the type and amount of ground minerals present. This detector incorporates ground balancing algorithms which eliminate interference caused by the ground minerals found in most soils. The quick and easy to use Ground Grab feature, allows the user to more precisely calibrate the detector's internal circuitry to the specific ground you are searching.

All Metals Mode - This mode is a no-motion mode. Metal targets are detected with the searchcoil motionless over the target. Target identification is not possible in this mode. All metal objects will induce a single monotone hum. The 2-digit value in the middle of the screen represents the approximate target depth, in inches.

Made In the United States - 5 Year Warranty

The Bounty Hunter Platinum is crafted in the USA and is backed with a 5 year parts and labor Warranty. This model features an easy to read jumbo LCD display with digital target identification and depth readings. The Bounty Hunter Platinum features a ground balance adjustment that allows the detector to operate in the toughest, most mineralized soil conditions. There are no complex adjustments or settings to worry about. Just turn it on and go! Start having fun with this model from your first time out. This model will locate coins, rings, gold and relics. Use it at parks or at the beach. No matter how you look at it, the Bounty Hunter Platinum offers the best quality, price and features. To top it off, this model is backed by a full 5 year warranty.

A Deep Seeking Coil Design

The Bounty Hunter Platinum detector model features a cutting edge concentric search coil design. The triple spoke design punches down deep and cuts through iron and aluminum trash. The concentric coil winding produces smooth operation for all types of treasure hunting. The search coil is waterproof and features an 8" diameter... a perfect balance between depth and sensitivity. Experience powerful, deep target detection and easy pinpointing.

Understanding the Bounty Hunter Platinum Concentric Search Coil Design:

The Bounty Hunter Platinum concentric coil is engineered with both an inner circle and an outer circle wire winding. The search pattern produced is cone shaped and is excellent for accurately pinpointing targets with ease. This Bounty Hunter Search coil includes the latest technology and is waterproof and electro statically shielded. In general, larger search coils will give better depth with larger targets and better ground coverage. However, sensitivity to smaller objects may be sacrificed. Smaller search coils will offer greater sensitivity to smaller objects and improved target separation in trashy soil. This coil offers the perfect balance of depth and sensitivity.

Four Tone Audio Target Identification System:

While the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is very accurate in identifying buried objects, you may not be looking at the screen as you walk over an item. The detector has 4 audio tones and will be your first alert to a buried object. This audio feedback system will first alert you to the presence of an object. Then look to the LCD display screen, to show in vivid details, what you have located. The detector has up to four different tones, depending on the object detected.

Top of The Line Features and Performance

The Bounty Hunter Platinum includes a jumbo 2 digit LCD target readout. A low battery indicator and target depth are displayed on the large LCD display. This model features a no motion ground grab and a push-button pinpoint control. There are four modes of operation. Four tone audio target identification helps you determine what is in the ground before you start digging. A built in sensitivity adjustment and volume control let you get the best depth and audio response possible. This unit includes an overload alarm system. The Bounty Hunter Platinum includes an arm strap, a built in arc stand and a padded arm rest and grip.

Standard Factory Items Included

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • 8" Concentric Search Coil
  • Velcro Arm Strap
  • Comprehensive User's Manual
Product Specifications
Leasable with Katapult Yes
Approximate Weight
The approximate weight of the detector when fully assembled.
2.25 Pounds
Audio Identification
Circuitry producing different audio tones for each target’s conductivity range, i.e., low tone for nickel, high tone for coins.
Battery Requirements
The type and amount of batteries used to operate the detector.
1 - 9 Volt
Battery Indicator
An indicator to show the user how much battery life is left.
The company that produces the detector.
Bounty Hunter
Built-In Flashlight
An on-board flashlight.
Search Coil Size
The size and dimensions of the search coil
8" Search Coil
The country where the detector is made
United States
Ground Balance
A feature available on many detectors that allows the device to filter out signals from minerals in the ground, while accepting signals from actual targets.
Manual or Auto Ground Balance
Headphone Jack Size
The size of the headphone jack
1/4 Inch and 1/8 Inch
Holster Included
Holsters are typically included with Pin Pointers
Includes Bonus Items
Bonus items are shown pictured with the device on the product page are included with this product
The overall length of the model when fully assembled
Operating Mode
Operating modes would include, but are not limited to, discriminate mode and all-metal mode
All Metal and Discriminate
Operating Frequency
The frequency at which the detector operates.
7.81 kHz
Circuitry Type
The type of circuitry the detector uses. Typically, you will see VLF (Very Low Frequency) detectors, and PI (Pulse Induction) detectors.
Pinpoint Mode Yes
Search Coil Shape Round
Search Coil Type
The type of search coil- Most commonly concentric, DD (also known as wide-scan), and Mono (available for some PI detectors).
Sensitivity Adjustment
This adjustment affects how sensitive the detector is to targets, and ultimately how deep they will be able to be detected.
Vibrating Alert
A vibration feature that allows users to feel targets being detected.
Visual Identification
A visual target ID that allows the user to determine the composition of the target being detected before digging. Typically, a visual target ID is a numerical display based off the conductivity of the target being detected.
LCD Screen
The amount of time the manufacturer will cover any broken parts or malfunctioning electronics.
5 Years
Water Resistance
The degree to which the detector is resistant to water. Weatherproof implies that the detector is resistant to splashing and rain. Waterproof implies the detector is fully submerisble. (All models will offer waterproof search coils.)
Waterproof Coil

Ask a question about this product

How often must the battery be replaced?
Question by: Ashley on Dec 3, 2015, 7:56 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Platinum, and Platinum Pro run off of 1 9-volt battery. It has an approximate lifetime of 20-30 hours, depending on usage. There is a battery gauge in the top right corner of the screen to let you know when the battery life has diminished.
Answer by: metal detector reviews on Feb 2, 2018, 11:28 AM
What coil would I need to enhance the Bounty Hunter Platinium detector for gold nugget prospecting?
Question by: alanmccoy on Jan 10, 2018, 7:06 PM Link
Generally, the smaller the better when it comes to coils for gold nugget prospecting. Here is the coil that Bounty Hunter has that is intended for tiny targets, like small gold flakes. This coil also works very well for separating good targets in a trashy area.
Answer by: on Feb 19, 2018, 1:44 PM
Is this coil interchangeable with the coils for the Bounty Hunter Legacy 3500?
Question by: kathleen on Sep 17, 2016, 5:35 PM Link
Yes, all Bounty Hunter coils are interchangeable with the different models they sell.
Answer by: metal detector reviews on Feb 6, 2018, 1:10 PM
What is the coin depth and will this detector detect gold nuggets?
Question by: mathew j alves on Nov 16, 2017, 1:31 AM Link
The Bounty Hunter Platinum with an 8-inch search coil will detect coins at approx. 6-10 inches, depending on the orientation of the target in the ground, and ground conditions. It can detect gold nuggets, but the smaller targets like small gold nuggets would have to be pretty close to the surface. If you are mostly looking for gold nuggets, it would be work checking out this article we wrote about the best models for hunting for gold:
Answer by: on Feb 13, 2018, 1:54 PM
Does the Bounty Hunter Platinum detector locate gold rings and other gold?
Question by: Jerry C. on May 13, 2015, 7:19 PM Link
Yes, the Bounty Hunter Platinum would be a very good choice to find gold as well as many other types of desirable metal objects.
Answer by: Metal Detector Reviews on Sep 25, 2015, 1:02 PM
Is this waterproof and submersible?
How much does it weigh?
Does it have a backlit display?
Question by: Connie Szapka on Aug 12, 2016, 10:15 PM Link
This model is waterproof up to the control box, which is NOT WATERPROOF! It's great for small streams, just don't go in too deep! The unit weighs 2.25 lbs. It does NOT have a back-lit display.
Answer by: metal detector reviews on Feb 6, 2018, 12:10 PM
How much does it weigh?
Question by: June on Nov 28, 2017, 11:43 PM Link
This model weighs in at 2.25 lbs.
Answer by: on Feb 13, 2018, 3:36 PM
Does this detect gold ?
Question by: Manuel on Aug 23, 2018, 4:01 PM Link
Yes, this detector is capable of detecting all metals, including gold.
Answer by: on Aug 27, 2018, 10:12 AM
I received this detector for my birthday. I'm happy with it but considering buying a bigger coil. However some of them are almost as much as the detector. Will I get enough of a performance increase to justify this. Thanks
Question by: RON ACORD on Aug 30, 2019, 5:24 PM Link
This 11-inch DD coil has been a popular accessory coil for the Bounty Hunter Platinum

You can expect better depth, and also increased stability over tough ground conditions with this search coil.
Answer by: on Sep 3, 2019, 1:21 PM
what is the maximum depth of this detector?
Question by: vyankatesh on Sep 17, 2018, 6:59 AM Link
This detector has a maximum depth capability of approximately 10-inches or so, depending on ground conditions, as well as the size and composition of the target in the ground.
Answer by: on Sep 19, 2018, 2:51 PM
Can this be broken down and packed in a suitcase?
Question by: Don Fernley on Jan 2, 2018, 6:44 PM Link
Yes, this model can be broken down and set up very easily. When it is fully broken down, the largest piece is the piece with the control box. The largest piece is approx. 24" long.
Answer by: on Feb 14, 2018, 2:43 PM
Can I use metal detector if I have pace maker
Question by: Will on Oct 22, 2018, 2:28 PM Link
You will likely want to check with your doctor for a definite answer on this.
Answer by: on Oct 23, 2018, 10:49 AM
Is there an advantage to the DD coil?
Question by: michael rahn on Oct 31, 2018, 5:58 PM Link
DD coils will cover a bit more ground, and handle ground mineralization better than concentric coils. In some cases, they will also go a bit deeper than concentric coils as well.
Answer by: on Nov 1, 2018, 1:48 PM
Are headphones included with the B.H. Platinum ?
Question by: Steve Rucker on Nov 12, 2018, 10:27 PM Link
Yes, the Bounty Hunter platinum does come with headphones, as well as everything else you see pictured with the device in the product picture.
Answer by: on Nov 13, 2018, 10:04 AM
Is this good for sand/beach and also for inland dirt?
Question by: chris on Sep 27, 2017, 9:24 AM Link
The Bounty Hunter Platinum is great for all-around detecting, however the wet sand on a salt-water beach can be troublesome for some detectors, this one included. As for the dry sand, and on land, you are in good shape.
Answer by: on Feb 12, 2018, 3:58 PM
Can this machine detect through concrete, tile floors?
Question by: summer on Jun 25, 2018, 2:49 AM Link
This, or any, detector is capable of detecting through tile or concrete, but keep in mind, they will not be effective if you are searching indoors.
Answer by: on Jun 25, 2018, 2:06 PM
Does it detect Gold and Silver?
Question by: Mike on Oct 11, 2017, 10:18 PM Link
Yes, this detector is capable of detecting any metals within the detection area of the search coil.
Answer by: on Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 AM
Salt water approved for beach combing?
Question by: Mike Arnold on Dec 8, 2018, 12:12 PM Link
This model does offer a basic form of ground balance, so you would stand a fighting chance, but if you'll be spending a lot of your time at the beach, you might want to consider a model with a designated "beach mode" to help cancel out those false signals. This one is in the same price-range:
Answer by: on Dec 10, 2018, 12:19 PM
Can you change coils, or are they one size only?
Question by: chris on Sep 28, 2017, 2:38 PM Link
You are able to swap out the coils, depending on what type of searching you are doing. Any of the compatible coils will be listed under the "related products" section of this page. The coil covers are there as well.
Answer by: on Feb 12, 2018, 5:02 PM
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