White’s Coinmaster PRO – R.I.P. 2011-2015

At the end of 2015, White’s discontinued the Coinmaster PRO metal detector. Few people know there is a game among manufacturers, called ‘Garrett ACE killers’. They are trying to repeat the success of the legendary detector. And this game started with the very White’s Coinmaster PRO…


Only the Garrett ACE remained (and have even multiplied) whereas the Coinmaster PRO withdrew into the darkness. Yet another milestone passed on the Hunter’s path. R.I.P. 2011-2015.

Only the Coinmaster PRO detector was discontinued, the junior Coinmaster (without PRO) remained. But with the release of the updated Garrett ACE, this machine’s fate is sad. All about the White’s Coinmaster PRO is collected here.

4 Responses to White’s Coinmaster PRO – R.I.P. 2011-2015

  • Screw that crappy little Ace 250. No kidding. It is singularly the detector that turned me off to Garrett and even trying the ubiquitous ATPro. No depth, no higher-end features, that annoying bell tone, segment ID, mushy buttons and ugly to behold, IMHO.

    I think a lot of newbies bought the Ace 250 because of its massive market saturation.

    The Ace not only looks like a 1980’s handheld video game, I think Mattel Electronics Baseball has better depth. It amazes me how something becomes so successful when there are better alternatives (think Mac vs Windows)

    Teknetics Delta, Fisher F2, White’s Treasuremaster, Minelab 305 all have features that make them better than the Ace 250 right out of the box.

    Just my rant.

  • With the Prizm 3 and Coinmaster Pro there is a small trick. When I get a hit I want to swing faster and you have to do the exact opposite. It can have a little hesitation in recovery time. You get used to it, its called getting to know your detector. Probably any unit you have has its own little things about it that you just have to figure out. It takes time and if you can find someone that owns one. Talk or email about it.

  • Had coinmaster pro and hated it. My nephew’s 25 year old RadioShack detector worked better. And customer service was zilch from whites. Returned it for a better unit/brand.

  • As a previous owner I know why – it was horrible! Keeping spreedsheets of my previous detectors prevents the rose-colored glasses of nostalgia. Not to mention many reviews and help posts online/Facebook/forums/etc about the same issues I had too.

    I bought a brand new Coinmaster Pro March 27, 2014 for $299.55. I received a “All Sales Are Final” talk from the White’s dealer after trying to get back my money not even 10 minutes later! I air tested it in the parking lot and discovered why there were no demos of it in the store…

    Did the $300 price tag buy 1/3 of a White’s MXT? – Not by a long shot! Heck even the $100 Tracker IV that I was “upgrading” from was a beast in comparison, let along any other $300 priced detector.

    With the Coinmaster Pro I had maybe 3-4″ depth in ground, bad recovery, extremely short battery life (2-3 hours with new alkaline’s), jittery target ID, slow separation/response time, difficult pinpointing, etc. After selling it on eBay with an auction I got $196.00 of my money back, shipping it off 16 days after purchase on April 11, 2014. The buyer was thrilled with its like-new condition and said it worked great… so I really wonder what they used previously.

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