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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
First Hammered Coin

I only started detecting a year ago, and a couple of weeks ago on my second dig with my club I found my first hammered coin, a Henry 7th half groat, 1493- 1499. Really starting to enjoy my E-TRAC.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Brooch Dubbed a Unique Discovery

It was early evening when the phone rang, it was my detecting friend Peter, telling me of a new field he had just been given permission to detect on, and asked if I would I like to join him the next morning for a couple of hours. Without hesitation I said yes.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Silver and Gold

I think many of us mad treasure hunters have a “Hit List” of places we know of and dream about, but often can’t or don’t make it because it’s not convenient.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
11 Silver Day

Was invited by a friend to hunt a very old site that had some recent construction done & a few inches of dirt removed. This was only my 3rd hunt with my new Minelab E-TRAC so not knowing the machine I didn't expect to find much.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
The Find of My Lifetime - 1834 Capped Bust Quarter

I had a Capped Bust silver coin on my wish list but never really expected to ever find one, let alone a quarter.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
War, What is it Good For?

The title is with a positive angle.

If you're gonna think about all the horror or war around the world war has giving, you wouldn't enjoy a lot of finds we make with our detectors. So yes, respect for the history worldwide, but also a lot of joy when we find a piece of war history.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Civil War Hunt uncovers 1840 Seated Half Dime

It started out as a regular day of relic hunting, on a historical site which is located on private property. My friend and I started out as normal, getting some bullets and flat buttons, camp lead then I got this strange hit on the E-TRAC, FE 8 CO 40 Steady from all directions saying 5 inches.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Gold Coin From the Far Past

Six hours walking on a heavy ploughed field, but the sun was shining. A great day to search. But after 50% of the time not one find, only some lead shrapnel.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
3631 Barbarous Radiate Hoard & Roman Building

The hoard discovery has led to a Roman building being discovered. The 3631 coins were in the center of one of the rooms. The hoard has just been declared treasure and is currently being held at the British Museum, London.

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Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Minelab E-Trac
Lost Class Ring, Returned 42 Years Later

Back in October of 2011, I purchased a Minelab E-TRAC after watching numerous videos on YouTube of success stories. My previous unit was a Garrett Ace 250 which I had for only about a year.

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