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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!

Back Yard Yields Rare Coin


Here is my story. My time to detect has been limited due to my recent job requirements, so I chose a close location to detect (my back yard!)

I am fortunate to live in a very history rich area of upstate New York. It has many old landmarks and battlegrounds from the revolutionary war.

I went to one of my productive locations under a large pine tree which has produced musket balls and a few old colonial buttons.

Was not there very long when I had a solid 12-47 signal from my CTX 3030. It was reading 10" down, so I chose to dig it. It was a good thing I did.

When I saw it at the bottom of the hole I knew it was a large copper, but it was dirt encrusted. So I put it in my finds pouch, and continued detecting for another hour. After I got in the house I took the coin and placed it under running water, and there I noticed it had a 7 stamped over a 6 on this Large cent.

Did some research and shown a few people the coin and they are pretty confident it is the rare version of this year coin.

I was shocked, this is by far my greatest find yet! The discrimination on the CTX 3030 showed 2 targets close together, one good, one Iron. I would not have found this coin if it weren't for this feature. I have gone over this area a bunch of times before with other detectors.

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