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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!
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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
4856 Seated Half Found With VX3

Found this old coin in a old park. It was about 8 inches down and on its side. My VX3 still gave a good loud signal.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
VX3 Finds Seated Half
I had always wanted to get into metal detecting but it wasn't until two years ago -- when I found the deal of a lifetime at an estate sale: two perfectly functioning XLTs for $50 -- that I finally got into the hobby. I did well with the XLTs and was very impressed with the customer service offered by White's and the passionate following that the brand has on the forums. Thus, when it came time for me to upgrade my detector, it was a no-brainer. I was sticking with White's. I chose the VX3 and got a 10x6 DD coil to go along with it. I have made some very good finds with the VX3/6x10 combo including a giant 12-gram 14k gold ring; a UC ...
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
First 3 Days Out With My New VX3

The day I bought my VX3 I took it out to try it. The very first target I dug was a '43 mercury dime! I was like wow! Then within 10 minutes after that I dug a walking liberty half dollar, and by the end of the first day of detecting, in only 2 hours, I had dug 5 silver coins! That has never happened to me. So the next couple of times out I dug more silver coins, 4 large cents, a couple silver plated spoons, and some very nice relics. In the 3 days of detecting I had dug some of the best finds I have ever had. I have been detecting for 10 years and I found more awesome finds in 3 days with my VX3 than I have in the last 10 years. I am ...

White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
The Eclipse 4x6 Coil is Incredible
I have been using a White's 4x6" Coin Shooter DD coil for several months now and it has been highly effective on my VX3 metal detector. Recently, I have been detecting at local parks and have literally found hundreds of coins. I'm sure many of those coins were missed by other detectors. The 4x6" coil excels at separating the coins from other metals in the ground. The coil's Target ID and Pinpointing capabilities are very precise. My deepest find so far was a dime at 8 inches. It was resting in the ground vertically, standing on its edge! Overall, I'm very impressed with the performance of this coil... It is incredible!...
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
I Have Found Over 450 Coins with My VX3

I just wanted to share a short story with you. I have been using White’s metal detectors for over 40 years. My first detector was a Coinmaster Supreme, a lot heavier than the newer ones but a great machine none the less.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
VX3 Finds a King Edward Hammered Silver Penny!

When I pulled onto one of my favorite spots along the Red River in Manitoba, Canada, I had absolutely no idea what a wonderful discovery was waiting for me! While the site is only about 20 acres, I have made some interesting finds including 1850’s Upper Canada tokens, 19th century Canadian/United States coinage and early Georgian copper pennies.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
Rare Sword Belt Returned!

I recovered a sword belt plate this spring from the Schoharie valley in upstate New York after the floods with my White’s VX3. The plate was rare from the Holland society which was founded in NYC dedicated to collect information respecting the settlement & history of the descendants of New Netherlands.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
VX3 Helps Return a Lost Ring

With a week's vacation, a storm churning up the beaches I thought this would be a great time to try out my new VX3 on the beach! After some quick planning, I was off to Wrightsville Beach, NC for some fun! As I had kind of expected, the locals had already cleared the beach and all of my hits were at the 6-9 inch depths.

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White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
VX3 is Unbelievable!

I just purchased my new VX3 a couple of weeks ago, and all can say is WOW! I’ve taken her out on quite a few outings this week and this machine is unbelievable. I’m not one to write to a company and blow their horn for them but, this is so unbelievable I had to. Just today I was out in an old private park field that I had permission to hunt. I had just started the deep silver program when one of the old time residents came across me and had asked me if I had found anything yet. He was kinda’ snickering when he asked me that and told me guys had been out there for years and had cleaned the place out. “Ain’t ano...

White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
White's Spectra Series VX3
My VX3 and I Helped Return a Lost Ring

Last year I joined a web site called ‘I Lost My Stuff’ as a volunteer to help in locating lost jewelry and such. So in March I received notification of a lost wedding ring. I called Corinne and spoke to her about the ring. She explained that it was her husband’s ring. He was at the local park throwing ball as she is on a ball team. When he removed his glove from his left hand he noticed his ring was missing.

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