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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Solid Tone Reveals an 1851 3 Cent Silver Piece

I am writing this letter to express my extreme satisfaction in you great selection of products that you offer. I purchased my first metal detector, a Bounty Hunter Sharp Shooter II online from Kellyco on 10/11/04. In the few months that I've had it I've been very pleased with the items I've found. Some of them include a General Motors Chief Pontiac token, a 1900's Steel Mill Co. gate token, Civil War era bullet, mercury dimes, numerous wheatie cents along with my best find yet to come.

On 1/4/05, a friend, Ron T. of Shanksville, PA. also a Bounty Hunter detectorist suggested we try relic hunting in a corn field. Up until now I hunted in yards and local parks so I was curious how this would work. We were hunting for about 15 minutes when I got a solid tone. Upon pinpointing the target I found a small circular piece of metal, it was paper thin and much smaller than a dime. At first I thought it was a machine punch out. I looked at it a little bit longer and Ron yelled over asking what I had found. When Ron cleaned it off he realized it was a 1851 Three Cent Silver Piece. We both couldn't believe it. When I measured it with my micrometer the thickness of the coin was .021". An ordinary sheet of paper measures around .005"!

I've enclosed pictures and a certificate of authenticity. As you can see I used a set of headphones that allow you to hear better.

In closing, I would like to again thank you for offering such a quality product that enabled this beginner to find such little treasure.

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