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?

Flying Dutchman Unearthed

Today Denny and I were hunting an old site in our home town. The site has had several homes and business's on it since the late 1800's. Most recently a store stood on the site and it was just torn down to make room for something else. This is the same site that Denny found his first silver dollar.

I was hunting with my MXT with the 4.5x7 Excelerator coil. (Love that coil) We had been hunting for about an hour when I got a solid penny reading. I recovered this odd little figure from about 4" down. It appeared to be a man with wings having a fat belly holding a torch above his head. On the bottom of the figure it reads Moline (MP) Plow company. When I got home I got on the computer and plugged in the name that appeared on the figure. I found that it is the trademark of Moline Plow company. It is a stick pin and it is called the "Flying Dutchman" . The trademark was made official in 1868.

I also found that the item he is holding above his head is an ear of corn. This was an interesting and unique find for me and I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

Take care and stay in touch,
Bonnie Idaho
Related Content

More Stories

Have an awesome treasure find or story? Share your finds with us!

Please submit your story to

When you send us your awesome treasure find, please include the following:

  • Your first and last name.
  • The title of your story.
  • The story of how it happened.
  • What metal detector was used?
  • Up to 4 images of the find. Must be ".jpg" or ".jpeg" files.