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Metal Detector Treasure Finds, Pictures and Stories

There are treasure hunters all over the world uncovering incredible finds with a metal detector. Whether you’re new to the hobby, or a seasoned pro, sharing the story behind each discovery is part of the fun and excitement. Check out these treasure finds and stories; some of which are from our very own customers!
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Big hunt
I'm 61 years old, been medal detecting I would say 10 years. Love it. It's a big part of my life. I know I have somewhere around 40 thousand coins. This picture is a few years old. I have close to this many more to add on the pale. I use the DFX Whites and never had a problem with it. I give up deer hunting and flying radio control airplanes for medal detecting. I got my two brother n laws into this hunting and they love it. They both have the same detecter I have DFX Whites. Anyway, looking for a lot of years to come in this hobby. God bless...
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II
Found in Puerto Rico then stolen off plane
I was in Puerto Rico on vacation; found this behind a casino in the sand. When I found it, it was a ball of sand I cleaned it up. It was solid gold and had eight diamonds in it and it was stolen off the airline on my way home, never seen it again....
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
First Gold Coin 3 Silvers
Well here are my finds from 2 different sites today I detected in Eastern North Carolina. My first gold coin!! An 1861 $1, with the multiple errors. It has a 180 deg die rotation,die cracks, doubling (possibly machine), and die clashes. I am calling VF20ish, but a couple of others have said XF range. I also hunted the Lenoir County Fair Grounds where I found clad, 3 silvers, and a heart charm....
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
First Bust half!!
This is my second silver find for the year , an 1836 lettered edge Bust Half!!! This is my first silver half find ever. Got it with my Ace 250, fitted with the 10x14" DD Excelerator search coil. It is by far my best coin find ever. I have hunted this site several times before and only found a lot of junk and some clad as it is next to my old elementary school. This was found near the creek that runs behind the school yard. I will wait until winter and detect along the creek. This site is also located along the route the Union Army took when they left Kinston, N.C. to eventually fight at Bentonville near Goldsboro, N.C. So I should be able to f...
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
Garrett AT Pro Adventure Pack
Thankgiving weekend outing
When out for a nice long hunt here in Eastern North Carolina (USA) on Thanksgiving weekend with and found some nice flat buttons, Civil War era pistol bullet, heel tap. 1916 wheat penny, some nice brass rivets, and other items I have yet to identify. The first 2 items I can identify, some nice close ups of the two flat buttons, and a group shot....
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
Garrett AT Pro
Finds with Garrett 5x8 DD Proformance search coil
Found these items in two hours at a heavily detected park. The new Garrett 5x8 coil performed flawlessly on my ATPro. Some of the finds were as much as eight inches deep. Love this coil!...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Lady Liberty Hiding in Dirt
Last year while detecting in Wyoming I found a round copper like disk. It looked like a bottle cap. Not seeing anything on it at the time I just put it in my finds pouch. We save all copper, brass and lead for recycling. Also I always save everything and clean it at the end of the day because you can never tell what is underneath all the dirt. Lo and behold under all the dirt was a face of lady liberty and the date 1868. My hunting partner at the time said too bad you don't have the back. Back I said? Yes it is the front half of a token issued by the sutler at Fort Sanders. He had seen one that a friend found. Oh well half a loaf (token) is be...
White's MXT All-Pro
White's MXT All-Pro
White's MXT All-Pro
Great Short Hunt
Got out for a short hunt after work and took the MXT ALL PRO for a stroll along a curb strip in town and recovered a 1848 Liberty Seated Half Dime....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Surprise in the Park
One afternoon this past July (2014) I grabbed my V3i and decided to go out for an evening hunt. My wife had suggested 3 or 4 times to try this little park not far from our house. I never gave it much thought because I knew the park was not that old and I try to find older places to hunt. Not having too much time I decided to give it a shot. I had only been detecting about 20 feet when I got a good signal at 4" to 5" deep, so I began to cut slightly deeper and out popped this shiny silver coin! It was an 1856 Liberty half dollar and it was in excellent condition! I could not believe it! After doing a little more detecting, I determined tha...
White's MXT All-Pro
White's MXT All-Pro
White's MXT All-Pro
Early US Coin
I never thought I would dig such an early US coin, there are very few found in the field, at first I thought I dug a Braided Hair or a Cornet Head because of the thickness. Me and my friend Gary found this foundation accidently walking back to the car after hunting another foundation with no luck. We were excited about coming back and I glad we did. We both dug 4 coppers all dating to the 1700s,Thanks Whites for the MXT AllPro I could never go without ant other machine....