I know many of you are going too tell me to butt out, but im going to say it anyway.
A quick search of ebay uk with the keywords metal detector finds bring up hundreds of listings of detector found items, many of them are uncleaned and look like they were dug that day.
Now we all say its not about the money its about the history, and lets be fair half these items are the more mundane finds and only sell for a couple of quid.
How about we start making changes why not instead take your unwanted finds to your local flo or museum and see if you can donate them.
do your bit for history