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Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Detectorist Unearths Ancient Trove of Coins from a Battle Site in Europe!

    45 year old Jaroslaw Musialkowski, and his brother Marcin discovered 200 coins whilst detecting at an undisclosed location on the site of the Battle of Roslin. The massive haul of over 44 ancient coins was found after a third visit to the site.

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    The battle of Roslin saw more than 20,000 loose their lives when the Scots defeated the English armies, it's believed that of the 30,000 English soldiers who entered the battlefield, less than 2,000 survived.

    The ancient coin spill is currently being evaluated by the National museum of Scotland, current estimates put the coins dates around the time of King Edward I who reigned from 1271-1307. Experts believe the coins may have been used to pay mercenaries during the epic battle.

    The coins which were found earlier this year were discovered alongside some ancient pottery and have yet to be appraised, we expect them to fetch a pretty penny though! From the images posted online, it seems the dectorist who hit this jackpot was swinging a Garrett ACE 400, a great entry level machine that can find just as well as some of our more expensive units!

    If you have any questions or are looking to get started on your treasure hunt, check out our wide selection of metal detectors and feel free to contact us if you have any questions, and as always, happy hunting!

  • Need another reason to get out and detect today? How about the 1894-S Barber Dime that just sold for $1.3M!

    A Businessman in Utah just paid a whopping $1.32 million dollars for the Dime at auction last week. Apparently this dime was one of only 24 that were ever made. The proud new owner is a coin collector working to complete his collection of every coin minted from 1792 to present.

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    The coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint on June 9, 1894, the Professional Coin Grading Service said in a statement. The service certified the coin's condition and authenticity.

    Rare 1943 copper coin fetches a pretty penny in auction: $204,000

    The dime once belonged to Jerry Buss, the late owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers. It last went up for auction in 1988.

    Another 1894-S dime sold in 2016 to an anonymous buyer for almost $2 million. Maybe there's one in that next hole your about to dig, or come out of a spill at the old farm house you've been eyeing? All we know is we'd sure love to see one of our customers find something as epic as a barber-s!!

    If you would like more info on the metal detectors we sell, please don't hesitate to click on the contact us link or call 405-206-9010, happy hunting!