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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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Denitsa 8x6" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Ace 150, 250, 350)
Denitsa 8x6" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Ace 150, 250, 350)
Denitsa 8x6
Kellyco Has a New Star
A week or so ago, my wife and I were shopping at a local store when we met a friend of ours who works at Kellyco. During our conversation he mentioned that they were expecting a new 8X6 Butterfly Coil for the Garrett's Ace 250 and 150. I ask him to call me when they came in as both my wife and one of my sons have 250s. He called the other day to tell me they were in and yesterday, Friday, I went to pick one up. I ask him if he thought it would work on my "OLD 550"? We checked it out on one of the 550s in the store and it looked like it would work. Now my "OLD 550" is the first machine I started with back in 2005. It has been through many battles all over this nation....
Garrett GTI 1500
Garrett GTI 1500
Garrett GTI 1500
Found Lost Hearing Processor for Young Boy
I have heard a lot of treasure stories about people having great finds. In fact, several years ago I sent you an article about a $9,500 diamond ring I found. Well, I have another interesting happening this last spring of 2009. I have been rather busy so just got around to sending you the story. I live in Northern Vermont so the treasure hunting season is confined to warm weather; however, the first week of February, 2009 an interesting thing happened. One morning I was at my Ace Hardware store getting a few needed items when I saw this young woman at the register buying a metal detector. I couldn't help but ask her if she was getting ready for warm weather and dete...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Found Lost Ring with Garrett Ace 250
Over 15 years ago, while painting the eves of our house, I went to wipe off the paint running down my hand and my ring went flying off. I was up high on a shed roof, so I saw it roll down and off the end of the roof. Over the next few months, there were many attempts to find it, crawling on the ground and pushing the grass around. Just recently I purchased a GARRETT 250 from KELLYCO, put it together, read the instructions, watched the dvd and within a half hour of looking...Wallah! Found the ring...old paint still on it...AMAZING...couldn’t be happier...think I found a new hobby. It was all new to me and I found the dvd extremely helpful...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250 Finds
Finds (Sept. 11-30, 2010), $10.34 in change, 1 ring, 2 tokens, 2 harmonica guts, 1 tin sheer, 1 belt buckle, 1 tongue ring ...
Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Fisher F75
Three-year-old Finds £2.5m Treasure with Fisher F75 Metal Detector
A three-year old boy playing with his grandad's metal detector struck gold when he found treasure worth an estimated £2.5million - a 500-year-old gold locket. James Hyatt struck gold when he unearthed the 16th century artefact in a field on his very first outing using a metal detector. Experts believe it is one of only four of its kind in Britain and could have belonged to royalty. James's dad Jason said: 'He was so excited when he realised he had found real treasure.' 'He is one of the luckiest people ever. He'll put his hand down the sofa and pull out a tenner.' James, who lives in Billericay, Essex, was out walking with his grandad and dad in nearby Hockley when he...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Golden Napoleon Coin from 1813 found with Garrett Ace 250 Metal Detector
I started with this hobby about a year ago, a good friend now that lives in our village showed me his finds and took us out on a detecting trip. My first find with his detector (Garrett GTI 2500) was a musket ball, I think after a year searching I've about 300 of them! A week later I bought my Garrett ACE 250. Since then I went on detecting trips with my best buddy Andy. About a month later, the 9th of August 2009 was the big day. We woke up at 7 o'clock in the morning and went out searching. It was summer so it was pretty hot outside and the fields were perfect. We went to our first field and after a half an hour we found a silver coin! The coin is a silver "Willem van Ora...
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Minelab Explorer SE Pro
Found Bronze Pig with Minelab Explorer SE
While I was metal detecting in England in the Spring 2010, using a Minelab Explorer SE I happened to dig a very interesting target. First, I have to tell you the make-up of the day. It was late March and one of the wettest Springs in their history. Needless to say there was a lot of rain. This particular day was no exception. In the middle of a downpour in England mud (the stuff that sticks to everything), my metal detector rang out a very loud audible tone. I started to dig my target, and dig, and dig...the rain hammering me and the wind blowing...and all I could think was I am going to dig a smashed aluminium can. To my surprise at about 1 1/2 ft. deep, I finally...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
Diamond Ring Found with DFX
I spoke to a Kellyco rep. who has a son in the navy at Pearl Harbor and we talked about the butterfly coil for my DFX detector I use in Hawaii. My wife said it works great. I used it the same day it arrived. I found a great ring with it....
Bounty Hunter Lone Star
Bounty Hunter Lone Star
Bounty Hunter Lone Star
1795 Large Cent Found with Lone Star
I am 12 years old and I have a Bounty Hunter Lone Star that I got for Christmas. I live in Montclair NJ. I usually dig on Elm st on this hill where people usually have picnics. I hope to find my first silver coin there but usually just find clad change and 1800s nails. When I was driving past it I saw that across the street was a gazebo and a little garden. I wanted to dig there hoping to find my first silver coin but I found something much better. About a week later I went on a Sunday at about 5:00 PM. I had a lot of homework so I didnt have alot of time to dig and it looked like it was about to rain. I started hunting around the gazebo and found a zinc penny. I wasn't hap...
Denitsa 10x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Tesoro 4 Pin)
Denitsa 10x12" SEF Butterfly Search Coil (Tesoro 4 Pin)
Denitsa 10x12
10x12" SEF Coil Finds Coins & Relics that Other Coils Missed
I thought you might like to hear my review of the 10x12" SEF coil for the White's DFX that I received from you about one month ago, and see some of the results it has given me. Simply put, this coil is has been amazing! I've spent most of this month re-detecting my own farm, one that I have been hunting for years with other detectors and coils. The 10x12 continues to prove that it can finish the job the others only began. I started off in my yard, in which I had given up on the possibility of finding any more old coins. The first thing that I noticed was, despite expecting to have to turn my sens DOWN on the DFX, I actually put the sens UP a few numbers and remained fair...