I am collecting information on what items, people have discovered while metal detecting and also where they found it. Please list all your items as other people may have found the same items close to where you found yours. I am sure you or someone you know has a story we all would love to hear. Thanks
I have a very weak old detector which is good or finding lost nails and screws..
But I know people who have found coins on beaches and some nice gold nuggets in the Sierras. You have to know where to look and have a high end apparatus to find good stuff. A neighbor of ours found some old forks and knives buried about a foot and a half deep.. some old pottery along with it.
I found a 20 pound note once whilst metal detecting...obviously I had to find other stuff first to dig that out the ground as it wouldn't have detected it, was faded on one half, but it still was accepted at the shops as the metal strip was intact and the banking numbers were clear!
Also found some very rare coins that I have invested and stored away for when I need to cash them in....Also found an old 10 pence piece, I miss them ones!
When I was a kid, I lived on the beach. So one day when I was like 6 I got a metal detector, and I ran right out to the beach and put it to work. Within the first ten minutes I found something and started digging like mad. Of all of the things I could find, i found an old vibrator. Having no idea what it was, I ran into the house to show my Mom. Needless to say, the metal detector was put away after that.
i have found a gold sovereign while detecting in a park in Australia. But the main thing i find is just plain old gold nuggets, which at the current gold price i dont mind finding at all. The best nugget i have found weighed about three ounces which made it worth about USD$4000 at the current gold price