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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
A Day I Will Never Forget

Feb 6th, 2012 is a day I will never forget for the rest of my life. I woke up and decided to detect a park about 25 miles from my house. I had been to this park one other time where although I had not found anything old I found alot of clad. When I went to the park the first time I met another fellow Minelab hunter, he used an Explorer and had told me he had found a 1763 reale there. I remember thinking there has to be some history there to find a coin like that so I decided to go back.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Grand Prize of Chuck E Cheese Items

Almost every Detectorist in the United States has found a Chuck E Cheese Game token and there is a running joke about finding one. I have a can of them myself so they are nothing to be excited about. Today however, I found the grand prize of Chuck E Cheese Items.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Lucky Me and Minelab

Having taken early retirement I was keen to extend my hobbies and my wife conspired with my friend Steve Wright, a very active detectorist with the Coventry Heritage Detector Society, to purchase me a machine.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
My Heart Skipped a Beat

My girlfriend and I drove down a gravel road to detect an old church/school built 1879. It was clear it was built for function as there was nothing fancy about it. It did boast a beautiful view of farmland on all sides, and across the street a well groomed cemetery.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
What Detecting is All About

This has to be my best find ever and I have found some really great artefacts. Brand new land, which is steeped in history within 1/2 mile of a Manor House and on a "How" a mound which was used in the early medieval times as a meeting place to exchange goods and news, all being over looked and in control of the Lord of the Manor.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
A Very Successful Morning

I took up metal-detecting in November 2009 and joined the Essex Detector Society. I started off by purchasing a Minelab X-TERRA 305 and soon started finding coins. These were both copper and hammered silver coins. I decided after about nine months to upgrade my metal detector and purchased a second hand Minelab E-TRAC, which has proved to be an excellent choice. One weekend early in August 2011 I took a friend out with me to a field where I had previously found approximately ten hammered silver coins.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
It All Changed When I Got My E-TRAC

I have been metal detecting for 6 years in Southern Nevada. It is tuff detecting here because the area is not that old and the soil is mineralized. I have used several name brand detectors and only found 1 silver coin and 4 wheat pennies during that time. That statistics all changed this last year when I got my E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Thrilled to Bits

It is not often that you are relatively sure you have found "Find of the Year" at your club meeting only moments after you have first set eyes on it, but this is what happened to me. I didn't want to get too overconfident though as there are always cracking finds at our meetings, but this is special.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
484 Silver Coins in 2011

A few friends and I like to metal detect on evenings and weekends at homesites and local parks. These photos are coins that I have found through the year of 2011 and my ending total was 484 1/2 silver coins ranging in years from 1964 back to 1829. The 1829 was a capped dime and also found at this home was an 1835 capped half dollar. Oh bye the way if anyone was wondering about the half it was a mercury dime clipped in half which I thought was an interresting find myself. Well thanks for looking at my story and happy hunting to all hope you find treasure too.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
E-TRAC Finds Sword!

A friend and I had decided to get one last hunt in for the year on New Years Eve, since the weather in our area was to be in the mid 40’s. We hunted a yard and curb that I had permission to hunt and made a few finds. After hunting for awhile we moved on to another place that we had gotten permission to hunt a few weeks back, and had not hunted yet. After double checking with the homeowner we started to hunt this small yard.

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