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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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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Explore and Discover
Explore and discover antiques dating back more than 1,000 years...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Just Getting Started
t's been cold, wet and nasty for most of the beginning of this year here in Philadelphia. It hasn't stopped me from getting out and doing what I love. Metal Detecting. There are so many lost treasures in the ground. Many aren't worth a thing and some are valuable. It's the thrill of the hunt for me more than anything that makes me get out and brave the cold and the wet during the winter months. We are a just a bit more than a month and a half into 2014 and I don't see an end in sight for a spectacular year!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver Hawking Ring
I found this lovely hawking ring of which I traced the history back and turned out to very interesting, 1 of the local papers did an article on finding it and sold at auction last month for £6000, here is the link for the local paper article on it and a link to timeline with some nice photos and info they did for the auction....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC finds a lost wedding band
I was asked to use my metal detector to help find a lost wedding band for a friend of a friend. He was spreading salt on his sidewalk to melt the snow when his ring fell off and landed in a flower bed full of pachysandra. Using my E-TRAC I was able to find it in about 10 minutes....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
SEF 12x10 Cleans Up!
I decided to hunt an old property I recovered 3 Large Cents from last November. I was using the stock coil on my E-trac. This time I decided to run the SEF 12x10. The first day I scored 7 colonial coppers and 2 Draped Bust Half Cent! The second day netted 3 more coppers, another Draped Bust Half Cent and a Classic Head Half Cent!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
14K .47 diamond ring!!
I found a 14K .47 diamond ring which i took to a jewelry store on the way home and they told me it was worth between $1200-$1300 bucks!...
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Ultimate SEF Coil Speaks For Itself!
Hello Kellyco and JW, this is Wayne from Pittsburgh and I wanted to thank you guys for all your generosity and support. These pics are coins that I have found recently with your SEF Ultimate Coil and I must say that this coil speaks for itself. I found the 1902 barber dime in a hole with a 2 inch rusty bolt and just could not believe it myself the seperation that I was getting with this thing....
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac Finds 1788 Spanish Silver Reale!
I just want to thank Kellyco for the 10x12 sef (Butterfly) coil I ordered on March 2, 2010. Yesterday (March 12, 2010) I found my best find ever with it - a 1788 Spanish Silver Reale! The coin is 222 years old and was minted when Ohio (my home state) was wild frontier populated by settlers, soldiers and Native Americans. Shoot, Ohio didn't even become a state until 1803!...