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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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1945 War Nickel
Thanks for getting out the new detector for me. My sixth from Kellyco. I've also sent everyone else to Kellyco that expresses interest in a metal detector. Anyway, I beat the freeze today and got out for a "field test" with the Musketeer Advantage. I am giving this machine to my sister and wanted to get accustomed to it so I could show her how to use it. In a half hour I bagged a wheatie, some clad, and a '45 war nickel. I think this is a good starter machine and would recommend it for anyone as their first unit. The 8" coil seems to be good around the trash as I was hunting an area with a fair amount of junk in the ground. The machine seems to do a g...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
1738 George II Half Penny
As I was growing up in the town of Niantic, CT my father always took me hunting and the Thanksgiving Day Pheasant Hunt was always something special. Now my youngest son and I enjoy a different type of hunting... treasure hunting. We have been treasure hunting for about one and a half years now. The finds just seem to get better the more I learn the Minelab Explorer ways. My son TJ loves collecting coins and has quite a nice collection. Half of the coins he has are coins we have found. Our dream is to someday find a Morgan Silver Dollar. We once found a 1906 Indian Head Penny, then a pre-1900 coin was our goal. We haven't found one yet but on Thanksgiving Day we found a 1...
Fisher 1270
Fisher 1270
Fisher 1270
David Found Hundreds of Religious Jewels on ONE Hunt with his Fisher 1266x Metal Detector!!
Recently a friend of mine invited me to hunt an area he had been hunting for the past few years. He felt like he had recovered most of the things that could be found with a standard 12" coil. After we arrived at the location we discovered it was an old home site. I began searching the area using using my 1266x and the 12" Hot Head Coil. After finding several old pieces of iron hinges and farm tools that were 18" to 20" deep, I began walking back to my truck and received a clean signal that was "relay deep". After digging down approx. 2 ft, I retrieved the crown you see here which was sitting on top of a small leather purse that was decayed.I kept digging for another 45 minute...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
A Great Weekend with a White's MXT
Hi JW, How was your Memorial weekend? Ours was great and the metal detecting was even greater. I can say that my White's MXT with 6" Excelerator was on fire this weekend. I hit a few tot lots and parks and I did pretty good....
Fisher Metal Detector Finds U.S. Buckle Plate!
I first got into metal detecting after my parents bought me one when I was 10 years old. On and off for the last 30 years I've been treasure hunting. I had a Bounty Hunter 505, but now own a trusty Fisher 1236-X2 that I got from Kellyco. My favorite places to treasure hunt are private property and construction sites, and this past October I got a chance to go to a cleared construction site in Smyrna, Georgia that I was hoping would turn up something good. The ground was hard and the dirt was dry, so I put my Fisher into "all metal mode" with no discrimination. After about 15 minutes of searching, I heard something and it sounded serious. I dug down about 10 inches into the ha...
1794 Large Penny Sells for $632,500.00!
It only took a few old coins put into a 13 year old youngsters hands to start what turned out to be one of the worlds greatest collection of pennies. When Walter J Husak received payment in old coins for doing chores at his grandparents property he looked at coins that were unfamiliar to him and his curiosity started him to collect other coins and evidently his love of pennies were what brought him riches. While a penny saved is a good way to start a coin collection some pennies are far more valuable then others and in a recent auction where Husak's collection was sold, one 1794 quarter size penny was auctioned for a whopping $632,500. And there were three hundred more ...
OKM Rover C New Edition
OKM Rover C New Edition
OKM Rover C New Edition
Wooden Treasure Chest Excavated in Mexico with OKM Rover C!
An enthusiastic team of treasure hunters from Mexico were the lucky finders of this treasure chest filled with various valuable old coins. The chest was excavated from the basement inside a residential house. The small team of hobby treasure hunters are well equipped with different metal detecting instruments. During their research with the Future Series detector Rover C (Future 2003/4) they proceeded in a much professional way. They were using a large checkered plane laying on the ground as orientation for the measure points while scanning with the 3d ground scanner Rover C. In this way they were able to keep exactly the same distance between each measure point which allows ...
City Workers Find Pot of Gold
Somewhere in Tennessee police searched a muddy city parking lot where workmen discovered a (container-pot) of gold coins that may have been buried during the Civil War. The U.S. gold pieces are worth (conservatively) up to $3,000 each but it's unclear how many were found since the workmen made off with most of them. "We have accounted for 177 and that's just by talking to people who said that they had possessed some," said the Mayor. "There may be a good bit more than that." Many of the coins already have been sold to gold dealers. The coins were unearthed by city workmen resurfacing a downtown parking lot and other people apparently have visited the site since then. Word of t...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
First Find is a 1904 V Nickel
I was excited when you told me White's was making a "larger than stock" concentric coil for the MXT, DFX and M6. Although the 6 X 10 Eclipse DD and the 14" Eclipse DD 1400 both provide a larger sweep pattern, moderate soil mineralization levels in my part of the Country do not require the ground balancing characteristics of the DD design. For the type of hunting I do and the sites I hunt, a larger concentric design would be a better choice for finding deep old coins. When I removed the Super 12 from the box, I was impressed with the epoxy filled, spider design. When I connected it to my MXT, I was equally impressed at how well balanced it was. It is a full 12-inches in di...
White's MXT
White's MXT
White's MXT
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 comp...