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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
V3i Finds 1789 GW Inaugural Button!

I purchased a V3i December 27, 2009 after I moved to Northern Virginia after a job transfer. I had never metal detected before in my life but I had always wanted to. I also knew that I had a big job ahead of me learning everything that the V3i could do.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
V3i Finds a King Williams Farthing!

I wanted to let you know my V3i is doing well, I took it out to Salisbury Beach (Massachusetts) after the blizzard. Salisbury was considered the Atlantic City of Massachusetts in 1800. The storm caused a lot of beach erosion. As suspected the beach was filled with detectorists moving slowly behind a pack of (non-White's users) I pulled an Indian head penny and then what I thought was a large cent.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
What a Great Year with the V3i!

I recently upgraded my metal detector to the V3i and I have to say, WOW! What a detector! Nearly every outing produces buttons, coins and artifacts! I live in a heavily populated area of New Jersey, so finding sites to detect can sometimes be a challenge. Due to its colonial roots, the area has been also been heavily detected since the 1970's. That has not stopped me and my "V"! Many of my finds made with the V3i were simply too deep or too small for other metal detectors to detect.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
My V3i is Becoming My Best Friend!

Just a note to let you know I love my new V3i. Here's a few pictures not bad for a few weeks learning and still so much to learn. My local White's dealer Don in Midland Michigan was a big help and sold me my V3i (couldn't ask for a nicer guy). Two days after I bought it I got to use it and found my first dig, a dragonfly ring with sparkling blue stones in the wings on the dragon fly, I found several coins mostly clad, but I did find two Wheaties a 1924 and a 1958, I also found another ring a small silver band, all in the same day!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Highschool ring
Years ago I bought a Whites Eagle Spectrum from Kellyco. We went to North Carolina for vacation and did some metal detecting and found a class ring. I dont remember the exact year of graduation but it was the same time my sister in law was in high school late 80's?...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
14K Gold Mens Wedding Band-Whites V3i
Today, 1/23/2013 I decided to hit the local park near my house for a few hours since my kids have a half a day of school on wednesdays and hit the playground area hard. remembering what a fellow detector buddy told me, hit the swing area because he had found a few rings there where the parents push their kids on the swings. I hit the front of the swing area pretty hard finding a few coins and hair pins then some parents showed up so I had to step away for a few till they left. Once they left I diligently hit the backside of the swings and hit a few good signals and recovered almost $2.00 in coins then it happened!...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Coins i found in my yard
I have been metal detecting for a long time. i had a old whites gold master detector and thought i had recovered i thought all the coins in my yard. my house is over 100 years old . i bought a whites spectrum and since then i found over 150 coins in my yard a long with two gold rings....
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
It's Been in Ground Over 30 Years
I got new v3i for xmas, after reading and assembling all day i decided to try, after only 3 sweeps of the coil I got a target,very high in 7.5. The range was 7.5" deep, very excited I decided to dig. ...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
1910 Silver Canadian Half Dollar Found with Whites Detector
Hi JW, I went back to the construction sight, where I recovered my second silver dollar yesterday. I got there just as it was getting light so I would be ahead of the construction workers. A lot of the dirt had been removed since yesterday but there still was an area to hunt. I hunted for about an hour before I got my first good signal. I got a VDI reading of 90-92 indicating 50 cents at 2" deep. The soil was loose and I used my hand to remove the soil, and out popped this shiny coin. It was a coin that I am not familiar with. It took me a moment to see that it was a 1910 silver Canadian half dollar. It is well worn but still a very nice find. Before leaving the hunt sight, I ...