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Treasure Finds 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!
Every once in awhile, you have one of those feel good stories. I would like to share mine. I purchased my DFX 300 2 years ago, after I retired and have posted several stories of great finds, that you have graciously put on your site. I was detecting off of an old road where a neighbor told me that there used to be some old homes on this site during the turn of the century. These homes were built to support the employees for an old mill accross the street. Well back to the detecting, I worked the area,and had some great finds,a 1934 mercury dime,IH penny-1904, Buffalo Nickel that was toasted,and 6 wheaties.
I started working closer to the curb, which looked as if it was the original curb, we have seen these before, worn down from age not matching the grade of the road or the adjacent sidewalk. Close to the end of the curb that grades down to the end of the road I had a good signal, but seemed odd with the sound. I pinpionted it,dug the plug,and at 6 inches saw this large round object at the bottom of my hole. picked it up and brushed the dirt off of it,and I immediately knew who it was ,and had a good idea of what it was. I took it home cleaned it up and it was in amazing shape. what I was holding was a commerative medallion,from the furniture store j.j. haverty,which I knew the home office was in atlanta,Ga,about 55 miles southeast of where I had found the medallion.the medallion was detailed very particularly.
It had Mr. Haverty's image on the medallion, which was about 2 inches thick, and 5 inches in diameter. It had been made like a coin, and read the 50th anniversary of JJ HAVERTY'S FURNITURE COMPANY, 1885-1935. The back had wheat reaves like a cent coin.The next day I made a call to the headquarters of J.J. HAVERTY'S and left a voice mail and a detailed message of what I had found,not knowing if they had one in their archives or not.Three weeks went by,I recieved a call from Orin Haverty,the great,great grandson of the original J.J. HAVERTY.He told me that they had been on the fourth floor of the building,which is the historic floor for the company,and they had a curio of the 1935 anniversary,with the commencement,who attended and the menu,but they did not have the medallion,and my immedciate response was "you do now".and he was elated that I was going to give it to them.The very next day I drove down,had lunch with mr. Haverty,and he took me up to the historic floor and showed me the curio that held the 1935 anniversary archives.He opened the door and I placed the medallion which was brass,and I had already cleaned it,and it looked brand new.When he closed the door I could see the look in his eyes of seeing some of the history that he did not have before,was in his possession now.He gave me some autographed historic books of the company,and as I was leaving,I looked back at that curio and had that funny feeling of something good had just happened.two weeks later I recieved a check from mr. Haverty for $200.00