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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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White's Spectra V3i
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Found 1817 Large Cent with V3i

I found this nice 1817 large cent this week with my White's V3i using the 950 coil. It was about 8" in the ground from an old farm dating back to the 1700's in Massachusetts. I wanted to try the 950 coil to see what kind of results I would get.

I was not disappointed, the 950 coil worked great! The grass was high and thick, but I had no problem swinging the V3i. I also just got the 6x10 Eclipse coil from my dealer and will be trying that coil this week as long as the weather holds out. I also picked up a 1920 mercury in the same field.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
1740 Spanish ½ Real Find with V3i!

Hi folks,
I'm a history buff and I attend yearly living history events called "rendezvous" where folks get together in 18th century period correct clothing and live like our ancestors did on the frontier. I've always been interested in history, antiques and treasure hunting. Not long ago I purchased my first metal detector and it was a White's IDX Pro. After finding a few coins and things at my old farmhouse, I was hooked. While researching other White's metal detectors online, I discovered their newest flagship model the Spectra V3i. I did some research on forums and found that this is the detecto...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds...I'm Not Done Yet!
I always thought I may be interested in metal detecting. One of my good friends at work told me that if I ever decided to get started, not to purchase anything but a White's detector. Well. I purchased another competitors detector. I did OK with it, but always thought I would do better heeding my friend's advice. I decided to sell my "other" detector and upgrade to a White's. I purchased a MXT and immediately saw my findings increase. This is a great machine and was easy to use....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
2 Months of V3i Finds

All of these finds were made with the V3i from August of 2010 to October of 2010. I usually hunt those spots that other people have already hunted and also local parks. I find that the V3 gets me the targets that others miss. In these photos is an assortment of silver coins and some of my favorite relics.

Four bullets from a civil war site, a silver ring with the shield of the United Stated etched on it, a cut piece of a 50 cent Heraldic Eagle, a pile of Indians, a ring with a die stuck in it, a silver papoose with a piece of bone in it to remember a loved one. (Under the rings) I am amazed at everything that is out t...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i is a Step Above the Rest!

I just purchased a White's V3i this spring and have not been able to get out much due to the extremely hot and dry weather this summer. I can however say the V3I is an amazing machine! I finely got out for a couple hours and went to a local park (you know the hunted out type park) :-)

This particular area I hunted is the same area I have hunted numerous times and had luck sneaking thru the trash for a silver coin before but the history of the area tells me there is a lot more hiding. The first coin I found was the Mercury Dime at about 7 inches and it came in loud and clear. I used the analyze mode and it confirm...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds Oregon Military Items

I wanted to share with you a little about my latest detecting trip. I had the opportunity to take my wife and five children on a camping trip here in central Oregon to a friend's ranch it is a very large and historical ranch that has seen a lot of Oregon's founding history take place.

We camped there for 4 days, between taking the boys fishing and some hiking and camp cooking I was able to get some detecting in. I use the new V3 and a few weeks ago got the I update. I absolutely love the new features. I was very disappointed when in all the hurry of getting packed I somehow forgot my 10" coil and all I ...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
An Excellent Exercise Machine

Some time ago my wife of 47 years was diagnosed with a heart condition that required multiple bypasses. After the initial recovery her doctor suggested that she should begin an exercise program and suggested walking. She quickly lost interest in just walking around the neighborhood. Cars, traffic and repetitive scenery took their toll.

I thought an exercise bike or treadmill might fit but found the size and cost to be prohibitive. A neighbor suggested a metal detector and walking in the park. I researched the detectors and decided that the new White's Spectra V3i should fill the bill.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
The Spectra V3's wireless headhphones make treasure hunting a real pleasure!
The Spectra V3 has been a real joy to use. It can be used to match any hunting condition I have encountered so far. The preset programs provide impressive depth. These finds came from areas that have been pounded by other detectors, and yet the Spectra V3 found what the others had missed. The Spectra V3 with the Live Control Bar capability makes adjusting on the fly so easy. It's like using an detector with knobs. Plus, it can be customized to suite the type of hunting conditions and/or the controls that one desires. The Spectragraph and the Analysis Screens make it easy to find the good targets. I especially like to see which frequency responds better, and coupled wi...