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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!

Minelab E-Trac Finds 1788 Spanish Silver Reale!

I just want to thank Kellyco for the 10x12 sef (Butterfly) coil I ordered on March 2, 2010. Yesterday (March 12, 2010) I found my best find ever with it - a 1788 Spanish Silver Reale! The coin is 222 years old and was minted when Ohio (my home state) was wild frontier populated by settlers, soldiers and Native Americans. Shoot, Ohio didn't even become a state until 1803! Someone dropped that silver reale in the 1700's...and I found it yesterday with my metal detector (an E-trac that I also bought from Kellyco).

This Spanish silver reale was found in a park many consider "hunted out." Isn't that something? No park is ever truly hunted out. What a find! I can't believe I found Spanish Silver in Ohio. I'm still in shock. I keep looking at it to make sure it's real and not a dream. It certainly is a dream find!

So please pass along my sincere Thanks to everyone,
Dan Hudnell

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