Every metal detecting find that evokes excitement is extraordinary, and each treasure find is significant! At MetalDetector.com, we don’t believe that one person’s find is more intriguing than another. We simply encourage hobbyists, newbies and veterans, to share their stories of success in order to inspire an encourage. It is truly inspirational to read about fellow hobbyists’ finds in their own neighborhood that are rare, exciting and sometimes very valuable. We encourage metal detectorists to share their treasure hunting finds to motivate others, while teaching tips and tricks. Here is a sampling of amazing metal detecting finds that are posted on MetalDetector.com’s “My Metal Detector Finds” for 2016.
- Jan., 2016- CT: Small Cache of Silver and Gold
Using the Garrett AT Gold, two friends hunted an old 1770s homestead in January, 2016. After junk hits and an iron nail, they stumbled upon a cache. The loot included 5 Spanish Reales, an 1812 5 dollar capped bust gold piece and an 1819 capped bust quarter! It was pure excitement! Read full story
- March, 2016- TN: George Washington Ang. Fourth of March 1789 Button
A 73-year-old active detectorist was in his hometown at a 1790 mansion house digging away at a plug and saw this roundness that he thought was a flat button. After retrieving it, he realized it was a once-in-a-lifetime find—a button reading March the Fourth 1789! See story
- June, 2016: My 1837 Half Dime
Using the Whites Coin Master, Carl Clark of New York found the best coin of his life—an 1837 half dime! Right next to it was a 1908 Indian head penny. Carl says he is glad he purchased the Coin Master as his first metal detector, as it has proven itself over and over! Read full story
- May, 2016: Well, That Was Quick!
Anthony of Schenectady, NY always wanted to get into metal detecting. With a Bounty Hunter unit as an entry-level detector, he got started on his own backyard. After finding tons of coins, he was hooked. On his third day of detecting, he found an 1805 Liberty head large cent about 4″ deep. Needless to say, he is now hooked! Read full story
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