Finds

Stories and pictures of metal detecting finds
August 31  • 

Union Civil War Navy Petty Officer Button… in Kentucky?

Fun find near the location of a Union hospital in Central Kentucky was this Naval Petty Officer button from the union army.  I plan to offer it to...

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May 26  • 

Private Edward Yellman’s Dog Tags

In 2012, I located Mr. Edward Yellman's dog tags laying side by side while metal detecting. I looked him up in an online database and then did some...

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May 10  • 

Wedding Band Recovery – Repaying a Debt of Service to this Soldier

Found a nice wedding band today for First Sergeant Fairchild of the 577th Sapper Co in a small park in Lexington.  He's served in the Army...

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November 16  • 

Locating a Loaded Gun

A farm manager contacted me regarding the loss of his pocket pistol while he was mowing at his farm.  Of course, their primary concern was the...

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December 3  • 

Mystery Item: Knights Templar or Crusader’s Cross on Livestock Tag at 11″

I'm going to begin posting some of my mystery finds in hopes that some of the thousands of visitors to this site could help me identify them.   This...

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November 24  • 

Returning a Family Heirloom – Silver Memories Of A Long-Past Aunt

During a recent metal detecting hunt at an 1810s location, I was scanning a hillside that had very few signals at all.  Suddenly, my headphones...

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November 24  • 

Big Silver, Tiny Silver On Beautiful Autumn Metal Detecting Hunt

It was going to be a perfect weather day for detecting - highs in the 50s, no rain.  I gave a call to a great property owner in Bourbon County, KY...

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June 9  • 

A Day at the Inn – Detecting the Site of a Stagecoach Inn in KY

This was the first hunt at a site that was supposedly a stagecoach inn between 1790 and 1850 in South-Central Kentucky.  It was well positioned...

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June 2  • 

Wiggs Chemical Token – 1930s – Pre-Nazi Swastika on “Lucky Coin” Coupon.

Token in-situ - just dug. Brass (c1931-1932) 2.6 cm diameter (1") - depth 4" - lawn The Swastika is one of the most powerful symbols on Earth,...

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April 21  • 

One good reason you should let detectorists hunt your historic yard.

This is the type of thing that detectorists can rid from your lawn if you give them permission.   This blade was just below grass level.  It would...

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