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!
What Will You Find?

7 Year Old Son Finds First Pre-Decimal Coins on First Hunt

Hello, today I just bought my 7 year old son his first metal detector from the Minelab shop. On our way back I took him to this park that we passed by. I stopped by, told him to go have a try and I put the metal detector together for him, Then told him to have a go.

The first ever signal that he got he dug up and there it was, his first pre decimal coin, a 1944 three pence. I was amazed! So he kept on detecting, found a coin here and there. Then he found a rare 1918 one penny worth up to $100 so I was pleased with his first hunt.

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