Finding treasure is a life turning event with a metal detector. Accidentally finding gold coins are amazing. But, it’s not always gold and silver coins that can be found using metal detectors. Some even use it now for finding lost tools. Metal detecting could just even be a hobby for you. Here are some metal detecting finds that might inspire you.
The Boot of Cortez
The gold nugget’s shape resembles a boot hence, named the boot of Cortez. It was found in 1989. It’s a high purity gold and considered the finest gold nugget in existence.
The gold chalice has an estimated value of one million dollars or more. The chalice was found by Blue Water Ventures diver Michael DeMar near Key West in 2008.
Black Swan Project
An estimated US$500 million worth of silver and gold coins has been found by Odyssey Marine Exploration called the Black Swan Project. The treasure was returned though to Spain thru a court ruling.
The pirate treasure was found by the treasure hunter Edward Rowe Snow in 1952 off the coast of Nova Scotia. He even found parts of a skeleton that were still clutching the coins of the treasure.
Seaton Down Hoard
Laurence Egerton found 22,000 fourth century Roman coins now known as Seaton Down Hoard.
Mr. Eagerton took up metal detecting as a hobby and did not expect to find the Roman coins in Seaton, East Devon. He even slept for three nights in his car just to guard his find.
Anglo-Saxon silver coins
The 5,251 Anglo-Saxon silver coins were found by a metal detecting fan named Pete Welch. The coins were found in a lead box in a farmland near Aylesbury, Bucks.
It was discovered by workmen in 1966 on a building site known as “Fishpool” near present-day Cambourne Gardens, in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, England. The hoard is composed of 1,237 15th century gold coins and jewelry all in gold. The jewelry were a gold chain, four rings, three pendants and a heart-shaped brooch as reported by bestmetaldetectorshq.
Most of the finds were made by metal detecting enthusiasts. They started finding metal objects and unexpectedly find a treasure. Metal detecting could be unproductive at first. But, most of the great finds was found by someone who has been doing metal detecting for years. They never gave up their hope of having their unforgettable metal detecting find.