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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New Safari finds 1780 Reale

Hello, I recently purchased a Minelab Safari and am loving it. The more I learn the machine and it's many functions, the more I am enjoying it and the more great stuff I am digging up.

Last week I found an old stone foundation in the woods and began searching. Within 30 minutes I dug up this beautiful 1780 Spanish 2 reale!! I was ecstatic! This is by far the best coin I have found in my 15 years of detecting.

Just goes to show what's inside the "brains" with the Safari. Thanks for making such a high quality product!

I put the quarter there for size comparison.

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