Top 12 Metal Detectors

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 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...
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Pro
Garrett GTI 2500 Metal Detector Finds Treasure!
I currently own a GTI 2500 that Garrett sent me in exchange for stories and finds. I've been metal detecting for 6 years and have done quite well. I detected in England for a week in February and did real well finding my first Gold Coin (a celtic quarter stater that dates to 65 BC) among other things, roman coins, a George Washington Innagural Button, and over 50 colonial coins. I live in Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada and teach History to Junior High students which has been a huge advantage as far as gaining permission to hunt some off limit sites. I volunteer with local Historical Societies as well. On Saturday I took out a couple buddies to a NWMP...
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Garrett Ace 250
Coins, Ring, and Jewelry found with Garrett Ace 250
I have been a member since 2002. Since I bought my Ace 250, I have found a lot of coins, rings, and jewelry including a men's Titanium ring with a diamond chip on it, and a gold/silver heard-shaped pendant....
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Treasure Ring Find of a Lifetime!
Treasure Ring Find of a Lifetime! I had often read all the "find of a lifetime" stories in the metal detecting magazines and I thought to myself how would I react if I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Finding something that would make the headlines in the metal detecting world was the furthest thing from my mind when I packed my metal detector in the family vehicle that evening. The next morning we headed North for the trip up to the treasure coast for a family day at the beach on the famous Treasure coast of Florida and on to our date with treasure hunting destiny. The beach we had planned to visit was one that I had metal detected at b...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Excalibur Finds Coin from 361 A.D.
I just started working at Kellyco a few weeks ago and I decided to borrow a detector and see what this business is all about. I wanted to take one out to the beaches because I live about 40 minutes from Daytona Beach. So I signed out a Minelab Excalibur, got some pointers from Nathan, and went out on a Thursday evening. It was getting dark out but there were several other metal detectorists on the beach. I put my headphones on, handed my wife a digger, and started my search for treasure. The loudest tone I got was a very elusive fishing hook. But I also managed to find a rusted pipe, two pennies, several nails, a watch that still works, and a little piece of scrap...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
1910 Silver Canadian Half Dollar Found with Whites Detector
Hi JW, I went back to the construction sight, where I recovered my second silver dollar yesterday. I got there just as it was getting light so I would be ahead of the construction workers. A lot of the dirt had been removed since yesterday but there still was an area to hunt. I hunted for about an hour before I got my first good signal. I got a VDI reading of 90-92 indicating 50 cents at 2" deep. The soil was loose and I used my hand to remove the soil, and out popped this shiny coin. It was a coin that I am not familiar with. It took me a moment to see that it was a 1910 silver Canadian half dollar. It is well worn but still a very nice find. Before leaving the hunt sight, I ...
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
Minelab Excalibur II
After 14 Years I am Finally Out of the Dog House
A friend of mine asked me to search for a wedding band that he had lost 14 years ago while feeding fish in his pond. He told me that he knew about where it was located and he has tried several times to locate it with friends detectors. He even went out and bought a detector but had no luck. I told him that I had just bought a Minelab Excalibur Water Detector. He said OK I will give you this challenge. We went to the spot and it was grown up with weeds over the years since he had sold this property. We both had little hope at site of the area. He told me that he would get something to chop down the weeds. While he was gone I decided to work my way down to the water. I was ab...
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
White's DFX 300
Whites DFX Finds Jar Full of Coins 10" Down
I think Whites Metal Detectors, hands down, are the best in the world, especially, the DFX. I Have had mine about six months and a month ago I was scanning with my DFX, in a park near my home in Dixon, California. The place in the park where I was detecting use to have a really old three story house on part of the park grounds. I was over by some huge black walnut trees, when I received a super strong signal indicating silver, so i started digging. At about 10 inches I found a baby food jar with sixteen old coins in it. It had an 1877 Liberty seated quater, 1920 mercury dime, 1930 buffalo nickel, two Libery head nickels 1893 and 1897 and three Indian head pennies which are 189...