Finds

Stories and pictures of metal detecting finds
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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February 20  • 

Big Silver from an Old School

This coin is a 1943 Walking Liberty Half I found at an old school.  I was about to pack it in for the day because there were so many clad coins....

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November 27  • 

New Live Dig Video – 8 Silvers – 3 ringer and Lessons from the Bushes

Best in HD at Full Screen - enjoy!

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November 14  • 

High Definition Live Digs Video – 1860/1870 House, Silver, Large Copper and Great Artifacts

Here's the latest high-definition live digs video including my day-long hunt at an 1860/1870 house, some great coins and a terrific artifact. I...

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November 12  • 

5-inch long 1800s Skeleton Key at 10″

Now this is a serious key.   Found at an early 1800s location, this key was over 10" deep.  My E-trac was maxed out at 30 sensitivity to find it....

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