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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First Fisher F2 Silver Coin Find!

I've owned my Fisher F2 for about a year and after practicing in the yard and finding pennies (2 wheaties), dimes, and strange odds and ends, I decided to venture out to local parks. Luckily there are no laws restricting local park detecting! So on my 41st Birthday this year in September, my wife and I set out to a new park we hadn't been to. After about an hour and a half I had found the usual pennies and dimes. Ready to call it a day my wife said, "You haven't even gone across the bridge yet!", which is where there was another 1/2 of the park. "Ok I said", and after about 10 minutes, got a "dime/quarter" bounce on the detector. I dug and dug and still could find nothing. After about 8", I found this! I had always dreamed of finding even a mercury dime or something!

Here are the specs from

Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9030
Weight: 27.0673g
ASW: 0.7858oz
Melt Value: $17.15 (9/29/2013)
Obverse: Armored bust of Charles III, right
Reverse: Crowned shield flanked by pillars with banner, normal initials and mint mark
Reverse Legend: HISPAN ET IND REX ...

Also - from people I've spoken with cutting a silver piece was common place as to create denominations for exchange. This one looks deliberately cut.

Whatever you do - just have fun. Try to be patient - you never know when or what you'll find!!! This once in a lifetime find has me addicted to MD!!! Thanks Kellyco!

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