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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
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Bringing Home a Silver with My V3i

I spend a lot of time with my White’s machines hunting for civil war relics, but it never ceases to amaze me as to how many other nice finds can be had unexpectedly in a civil war site. One very common find, unrelated to the battles, are newer coins. I've found coins in the middle of huge open fields, far out in the woods, just about anywhere.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a Beautiful Seated Liberty

My friend and I decided to detect a small local park with a few soccer fields. We both are detecting with V3i. The open area that we were detecting must had the ground cleared and leveled out some years ago for these young folks to play ball on. As we were detecting, both me and my buddy start finding rifle shells, can slaw, and some modern trash.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Has Some Serious Depth

The weather is finally cooling so it is time to play in the dirt! I found these with my V3i at several depths anywhere from an inch to OVER a foot deep! The coolest thing is I went to a place my buddies said that has been hunted out. So I love to brag to them when my whites slaps shows them up. So thanks ya’ll for making a great unit.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Recovers Lost Movie Prop on the Beach

What a day! I received a call around 2pm this afternoon from a guy from a movie production company that is filming in Long Beach Island (LBI) New Jersey. He explained that the lead actress lost a ring on the beach last night during filming on the beach. The ring was custom made by a jeweler in New York and is a big part in the movie.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Keeping the Grandchildren Happy

I have found gold rings before with my V3i, which my wife is always happy to have. Now I have been able to keep my twin grandchildren happy. The girls are 7 years old and these are their first gold rings. One is a 14kt ring and one is a 10kt ring but they don't know the difference. This put a smile on their faces and on mine too. Isn't this what it is all about?

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Had Done Its job Again!

On Saturday, June 23, 2012 at about noon or so, I received a call from Natalya indicating that she was at Muir Beach in Mill Valley, CA and that she had lost her ring earlier that day. The distress in her voice was clearly evident. She asked me for advice, and I told her that I could come down and help her search. After about a 2 hour drive, my wife Judy and I arrived at the parking lot of the Tennessee Valley Trailhead. Her boyfriend Andrew met me at the trailhead, and after about a 2 mile walk, we arrived at the small hidden beach.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a 1787 Britannia Coin

I set my V3i to Coin and Jewelry setting and was using my 950 loop. I got a mixed signal showing 6 inches… bouncing back and forth to iron then high tone… buried under tree roots. I dug down, found a nail. Went over the hole again and got a solid high tone, dug down 6 inches and out pops a large copper disk. I wasn’t too sure what it was, so I threw it in my bag.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Turns Amateur Into Coin Monsters

I took my son Bryan out to a rural field next to an old church here in Northern Indiana to show him how to use my new White's V3i. We pulled out coins as fast as we could swing the detector. In no time my son was an expert at finding and centering over coins. By pushing the trigger forward and watching the frequency display, centering over the coins turned out to be a breeze!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds Chinese Coins on the OR Coast

This is a photo of four ancient Chinese coins I came across recently while beach detecting on the N. Oregon coast, using my new Spectra V3i. The stretch of beach where I found the coins has lost quite a bit of sand this past while with the extreme springtime high and low tides; consequently, I have been enjoying the search in several acres of gravel and rock where many older items have settled in from over the years.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a 1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent

I was detecting for about eight hours on Saturday and hit about 5 spots. The first four spots which lasted about 7 and half hours produced nothing. Until I got to a local park and dug a 25c reading about 6 inches down and it turned out to be a 1795 Liberty Cap Half Cent worth upwards of $550!!!!! I was using my Spectra V3i. Thanks for making such great products!

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