Has anyone found anything valuable with a Metal Detector?
What a question. In the day and age of the internet that anyone is still asking this question is pretty funny as more and more news floods in about amazing finds being made.
We have put together a short list of some of the more valuable metal detecting finds of recent times.
If you are not convinced after this then you never will be.
And if 3 year olds are finding relics valued at 2.5 million Pounds then we should all get out there and try our luck.
Your chances are better than winning the lottery.
This list focuses on valuable relics and coins – but hugely valuable Gold Nuggets are also found.
Read about the largest gold nuggets ever found here (one of these was in 2013!)
Example 1 - 52,000 Roman Coin Hoard Worth $1m
A metal Detector enthusiast named Dave Crisp from Wiltshire in the UK was busy detecting on a farm when he found 21 roman coins. When he dug deeper he found a staggering treasure. A pot weighing 160kg’s containing 52500 Roman coins. Experts say the find is worth around $1 million. This one of the largest metal detector finds in the UK. The hoard is now at British museum in London. The find is now called the Frome Hoard.
Example 2 – 3 year old James Hyatt finds gold locket potentially worth £2.5 million
If you have luck like this kid then you are blessed. 3 year old James Hyatt found a gold locket worth around £2.5 million virtually on his first time out with his dad.
The gold pendant is said to be from the 16th century with the image of the virgin Mary. The pendant was declared a treasure by the British Museum.
Experts think the exceptional locket, or reliquary, was used to hold alleged parts of Christ’s thorn crown or crucifix.
Example 3 – Amateur With Metal Detector Finds Gold Hoard
55 year old Terry Herbert made a metal detecting discovery that changed the world view of Anglo-Saxon peoples. Officially declared a treasure the Staffordshire Hoard contains 650 gold objects and over 530 silver ones including some inlayed with precious stones. One of the greatest treasures ever discovered and worth a 7 figure sum. One of the most valuable metal detecting finds ever!
We hope you enjoyed this sample of valuable metal detecting finds.
For more South African Metal Detecting Finds have a look at some of our members finds.