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

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Discover coins, rings, jewelry and relics with the Bounty Hunter Gold. This is Bounty Hunters middle of the line metal detector. This model features both audio and visual target identification, preset controls, a depth reading and a jumbo LCD Display. This is one lightweight, well-featured machine that lets you do it all! Now you can hunt for hours at parks, historic sites, 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 Gold Metal Detector

The Bounty Hunter Gold metal detector features target identification, intuitive controls, a target depth reading and a jumbo LCD Display screen. At just over two pounds, this is onelight weight metal detector that offers exceptional performance.

Turn On And Go Simplicity!

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 features that anyone can use? The wait is over, the Bounty Hunter Gold has arrived! Simply hit the power button and you are ready to start treasure hunting. No complicated programming or setup procedures to follow. This metal detector is ready to start finding treasure right out of the box.

A Great Value!

When Bounty Hunter introduced the Gold and Platinum metal detectors, we realized that they had just made available two detectors that would open up the hobby to many new treasure hunters. The Bounty Hunter Gold model is not only simple to operate, but it is one of the most flexible detectors that we have seen in a while. This unit will help you locate the oldest and deepest coins, rings, jewelry and relics. One metal detector that finds it all! The Bounty Hunter Gold is great for both the first time treasure hunter and as a backup unit for advanced or professional detectorists. You can turn it on and start treasure hunting right away; or use the advanced features to customize this detector for your type of treasure hunting.

An Exclusive Deal For Customers

When we heard the Bounty Hunter factory was only producing a limited number of these metal detectors 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, just for our customers. These detectors are available with this promotional package while supplies last. Compare this offer and we are sure you will agree that this is a great value!

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 Gold. This is Bounty Hunters' premium entry level metal detector. The detector features both audio and visual target identification, custom modes, depth reading and a jumbo LCD display screen. The Gold does not include a ground balance adjustment to eliminate the effects of minerals at the beach. If you plan to hunt at the wet parts of a salt beach, we suggest upgrading to the Bounty Hunter Platinum model.

Advanced Design, Superior Depth & Performance

The Bounty Hunter Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold features a large, easy to read display screen 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, aluminum, pennies, dimes quarters, half dollars etc. The Gold will also show the target depth in inches. 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 Gold.

Turn It On And Go Treasure Hunting:

Bounty Hunter engineers started with a blank slate when they introduced the Bounty Hunter Gold. The Bounty Hunter Gold model is feature-packed yet offers turn on and go simplicity. This model features a discriminate mode. At the push of a button, you can adjust the sensitivity and volume of the detector. This metal detector sets a new standard for ease of use and value. Feature for feature, this model goes far beyond the competition. The Bounty Hunter Gold is lightweight, well constructed and deep seeking. This detector is easy to use and features intuitive, easy to understand controls. The Bounty Hunter Gold metal detector is great for both kids and adults alike.

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 bottom of the display. All menu items can be selected, customized or changed in this mode. The discrimination mode is a cumulative elimination system. Targets can be eliminated from left to right on the scale.

Notch Discimination Mode - In this mode, the user can selectively eliminate individual targets. While the Discrimination Mode eliminates all categories sequentially from detection; the Notch control allows you to selectively include or exclude individual target categories from detection.

Bounty Hunter Gold Adjustments:

Sensitivity Control - Increase or decrease the sensitivity of the detector at the touch of a button. Sensitivty on a metal detector is also known as depth. The sensitivity control helps you to fine tune the detector for the best operation.

Volume Control - Change the detector speaker volume at the touch of a button.

Made In the United States - 5 Year Warranty

The Bounty Hunter Gold is crafted in the USA and is backed by a 5 year parts and labor warranty. This model features an easy to read jumbo LCD display with digital target identification and depth readings. 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 jewelry and relics. No matter how you look at it, the Bounty Hunter Gold offers the best quality, price and features at this price point. To top it off, the detector is backed by a full 5 year warranty.

Deep Seeking Concentric Coil Design

The Bounty Hunter Gold detector 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.

About the Bounty Hunter Gold Concentric Search Coil Design:

The Bounty Hunter Gold concentric search 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 on larger targets and also more 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.

Three Tone Audio Target Identification System:

While the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen is very accurate in identifying buried objects, the user in the field does not always maintain the display screen in their field of vision. Therefore, an audio tone system is included to alert the user to the nature of buried objects. This audio tone system first alerts the user to the presence and classification of objects, whose nature and location can be confirmed using the LCD display. The detector can sound three different tones, depending on the object detected.

A Full Featured Detector:

The Bounty Hunter Gold metal detector includes a numerical category target id system. The unit has a 3 tone audio target identification and 6 levels of discrimination. Targets are identified by category. A single discrimination notch is selectable by category. You can adjust the sensitivity to reduce interface from power lines and enhance your target depth. This model includes a battery life indicator, an intuitive menu system and numerical depth readout. You can hunt in either the discrimination mode or use the all metals motion mode. The ground balance for this unit is preset. This unit is excellent for coin and relic hunting but not designed for beach hunting. The design of this model includes an adjustable stem, a rubber-button control interface locking ring coil connector, an optional arm strap (not included), and a padded arm rest with a comfort hand-grip.

Bounty Hunter Gold Standard Factory Items Included

  • 5-Year Warranty
  • Detailed Instruction Manual
Product Specifications
Leasable with Katapult Yes
Approximate Weight
The approximate weight of the detector when fully assembled.
2.5 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.
Preset Ground Balance
Headphone Jack Size
The size of the headphone jack
1/4 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.
7.8 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 No
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

Will the Bounty Hunter Gold metal detector only find gold?
Question by: Eugene B. on Jul 5, 2017, 4:04 PM Link
Actually the Bounty Hunter Gold detector is a simple to use all around detector that will find all metal objects including gold equally well.....
Answer by: detector reviews on Jul 14, 2017, 2:50 PM
How deep in the water can this go?
Question by: Rachel on Mar 2, 2017, 9:49 PM Link
The search coil on this model is waterproof, but not the control box. I would only go as deep as you feel comfortable, knowing that if that control box gets wet, you would need to find a new detector.
Answer by: on Feb 7, 2018, 1:23 PM
Is the Bounty Hunter Gold waterproof or water resistant?
Question by: Gunneysg on Jun 29, 2016, 1:52 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Gold is waterproof up to the control box, which is not waterproof. It would be great in a small stream, not a big river!
Answer by: metal detector reviews on Feb 6, 2018, 9:23 AM
What is the depth of this coil reach for a dime?
Question by: William Hansen on Mar 3, 2017, 10:29 PM Link
This detector will go down approx. 8 inches on a dime. Depending on ground conditions and target orientation.
Answer by: on Feb 7, 2018, 1:34 PM
How much does it weigh?
Question by: Bonnie Edgington on Nov 23, 2017, 8:15 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Gold weighs in at 2.5 lbs.
Answer by: on Feb 13, 2018, 3:16 PM
What is the big #3 on the screen of Bounty Hunter Gold metal detector?
Question by: Big Jim on Jul 14, 2017, 2:53 PM Link
One of the Bounty Hunter Gold's best features is it's large easy to read target ID LCD screen! The 3 that you see on the left is the depth reading of 3" that shows on the fly.
Answer by: metal detector reviews on Jul 14, 2017, 2:56 PM
I just purchased the Bounty Hunter Gold Metal Detector. Why is there such a price difference for the same product at other stores?
Question by: Theresa Valentine on Apr 29, 2018, 6:41 PM Link
I'm not sure where else you see this detector listed, but we do have this product listed at the lowest price allowed by Bounty Hunter to sell it at. They do have a number of different models including the "Gold Digger," which we do not carry, and is priced much lower. Let us know where you see it listed, and we will be happy to match price if we are able.
Answer by: on Apr 30, 2018, 12:54 PM
Does it come with a pointer?if not show me which is a medium price range
Question by: David luckey on Apr 5, 2019, 10:13 AM Link
Orders over $300 will qualify for a free pointer, this one on its own does not come with one. If you wanted to check out some of the pointers that we have, you can see them all here:
Answer by: on Apr 8, 2019, 2:05 PM
Can the Bounty Hunter Gold Be used at the beach?
Question by: Ralph Bledsoe on Nov 14, 2018, 1:24 PM Link
It can be used in the dry sand, but you may encounter a bit of chatter when you are over wet sand. If you'll be spending most of your time on the beach, you may want to consider a detector with ground balance, or a "beach mode" like this one:
Answer by: on Nov 15, 2018, 12:18 PM
How many batteries does it take and what size ?
Question by: Teresa on Nov 27, 2018, 9:16 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Gold runs off of 1 9-Volt battery.
Answer by: on Nov 29, 2018, 2:30 PM
What is the battery life
Question by: John Bilton on Jan 9, 2019, 9:17 AM Link
About 20-25 hours or so.
Answer by: on Jan 14, 2019, 11:19 AM
How deep can the Bounty Hunter Gold detect a dime?
Question by: William Hansen on Mar 3, 2017, 10:29 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Gold will detect a dime approx. 8 inches deep, depending on ground conditions, and target orientation.
Answer by: on Feb 7, 2018, 1:37 PM
What is the maximum depth for this metal detector?
Question by: James on Nov 7, 2017, 11:51 PM Link
The Bounty Hunter Gold has a maximum depth of approx. 6-10 inches, depending on the size, and composition of the target, as well as ground conditions.
Answer by: on Feb 13, 2018, 12:42 PM
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