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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
Lady Liberty Hiding in Dirt
Last year while detecting in Wyoming I found a round copper like disk. It looked like a bottle cap. Not seeing anything on it at the time I just put it in my finds pouch. We save all copper, brass and lead for recycling. Also I always save everything and clean it at the end of the day because you can never tell what is underneath all the dirt. Lo and behold under all the dirt was a face of lady liberty and the date 1868. My hunting partner at the time said too bad you don't have the back. Back I said? Yes it is the front half of a token issued by the sutler at Fort Sanders. He had seen one that a friend found. Oh well half a loaf (token) is be...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Surprise in the Park
One afternoon this past July (2014) I grabbed my V3i and decided to go out for an evening hunt. My wife had suggested 3 or 4 times to try this little park not far from our house. I never gave it much thought because I knew the park was not that old and I try to find older places to hunt. Not having too much time I decided to give it a shot. I had only been detecting about 20 feet when I got a good signal at 4" to 5" deep, so I began to cut slightly deeper and out popped this shiny silver coin! It was an 1856 Liberty half dollar and it was in excellent condition! I could not believe it! After doing a little more detecting, I determined tha...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Finally a Little Something for me (My Wife Really)

This past Sunday my detecting partners and I were out detecting a local park my V3i was picking through the maze of targets pulling out all the solid signals as I was getting coins, pull tabs, foil and pieces of shredded aluminum can.

Out in the middle of an open space in the middle of the park I received a hit of 17 with big solid bars on the screen of my machine. I went to pinpoint mode and viewed another good target signal on the polar plot. When I probed the ground I was having a hard time finding the target so I pulled out my electronic pinpointer and discovered the target was near the surface.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
I Bought My V3i Four Years Ago and What a Remarkable Metal Detecting Journey It's Been

This year I've only been able to hunt a month and a half so far because of the long winter, but what a month and a half it's been! I found my first ever colonial coin (1787 Connecticut copper), my first seated quarter, my oldest Canadian token and I've got my first gold for the year. 95% of all these finds I've found in the woods. I really love hunting in the woods, after winter mats everything down good. As a matter of fact my brother just gave me a call to go detecting and we're meeting at the woods where I found my seated quarter. I've been detecting for 25 years now, I started out with Whites and I was sol...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
1944 Silver Mercury Dime. WOW!!!

I recently took a friend, who has been asking about metal detecting, hunting a couple of days after we had snow. He knew nothing about metal detectors except they find metal in the ground. So, I took him and my White’s V3i out to a large high school football stadium parking lot for a little training. I knew this would be a good place to find an assortment of targets with varied conductivity. After taking him through a tour of the menus and programs, I showed him how to move the coil across the ground with a good sweep speed. I showed him the VDI and Target ID by placing a few planted coins in the ground so that he could see how they ...

White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Gold! Gold! Gold!

This year is off to a great start with 3 gold rings. My wife loves it, and I get the exercise. The first is a Black hills gold 10k ladies ring, the second is a 10k gold with an opal, and the last is a 10k gold class ring, which is a first for me. Trying to find the owner now. Woo Hoo! The V3i is awesome guys and gals. Try it!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Roman Coins

My friend from USA visited me recently and we hunted coins for the weekend.He has a Spectra V3i and I was using my DFX 300.He suggested testing his metal detector in our fields,and I did. I was thrilled after only few hours of use, I dug about 25 Roman bronze coins,one medieval silver coin,one Celtic bronze button,one Gepid VI century golden plated belt part and small Roman silver duck (part of Roman broach). The Spectra V3i is like vacuum cleaner for Roman coins. After that hunt I decided to buy Spectra V3i. It is THE best detector that I ever used,and I have hunted coins for more then 20 years.

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
George Washington Inaugural Button
I have finally hit it big with my V3i. I was out detecting a few days ago at a new spot that I have acquired permission to metal detect. In a matter of minutes I was digging up colonial button after button. Since I do not try to rub the dirt off my finds in the field, for fear or damaging a good find, I had no idea the amazing find that I dug up. When I was cleaning my finds at home I had noticed that the one button said, “long live the president” on it. I immediately got excited and started to search the Internet. It turns out that my button was a 1789 George Washington Inaugural button! That same day I had also found a silver Washingt...
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Incredible Year With White's

I started out the 2013 season using a new VX3, I submitted a story to White's about my first few months of amazing finds! I bought a new V3i in July and have to say that I was blown away by my finds! Indian head pennies, silver coins, jewelry, tokens and relics!

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White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
White's Spectra V3i
Amazing Relics From Hunted Out Civil War Campground. V3i is a Killer on Relics.

I went to a hunted out camp that I have found many relics there before. I have never found this much in one day though. I brought my V3i and oh was I shocked at the amazing finds.

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