Favorite Finds - U.S.

JANUARY 2024 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Shawn A. from Virginia!

After a long day of work, Shawn A. went to hunt a farm field with his AT Pro. While the sun was coming down, he popped out something that already made his year! He found a Virginia Buckle! He says, “ Later in the evening, the landowner brought out a newspaper article that mentioned a Confederate soldier named John Critcher. He owned this land during the Civil War. He later became a Virginia Senator.”

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Shawn WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector, Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk, and 60th Anniversary Merchandise!!!

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Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex Metal Detector, Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk, and 60th Anniversary Merchandise! You could be the next winner. Submit your story and photos.

DECEMBER 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our U.S. Favorite Finds winner Blake J. from Georgia!

Blake says, “When your intuition says “one last hole”.... dig it, you never know what it could be!”

On this day, he was detecting an antebellum farmhouse with his ACE 400. He decided to dig up the last target of the day when uncovered the 1914 United Confederate Veterans Reunion Medal! He searched on Google at the farmhouse for what he found and realized he only found one part of the medal. He writes, “Instead of packing up, I continued detecting. About 45 minutes later, that promising tone and signal rang up again, about 6-10 feet adjacent to the hole that produced the bottom part of the medal. It was the top part of the medal, with the small connecting loop still attached!”

Blake J. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

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NOVEMBER 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner David K. from Michigan!

David and his son have been metal detecting together for years using Garrett equipment. On this day, they went to this old hotel location where people flocked to Michigan to cool off in the lake on a hot summer day. David found this location using a map from 1890! He was using his AT Max with the sniper coil because the water was knee-deep with a hard rock and clay bottom filled with trash that was hard to maneuver. He writes, “It was the best metal detecting day ever! The best find was a 1914 National Encampment Delegate medal, made of pewter or other corrosion-resistant metal. Other finds included a near-perfect key for a Model T automobile. It could have been from one of the Model T’s depicted in the old photo! In addition, we found a handful of turn-of-the-century coins, two old Cracker Jack toys, Buffalo Nickels, something called a collar button with the patent date of May 11, 1915, and a fancy engraved legging clip from an old bathing suit!”

David K. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!



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OCTOBER 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Kevin K. from New Jersey!

Kevin received permission to hunt on a 1840s house in his hometown. On this day, he was using his AT Max when he discovered a rare coin. His first signal of the day was a 85 and the target was 3 inches down. He dug it up and found a 1916-D Mercury Dime! He writes, “I immediately stopped cleaning it and called my dad to tell him. Could not believe it!”

Kevin K. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector.

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SEPTEMBER 2023 WINNERS!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Dale C. from Minnesota!

Dale C. decided to hunt an old park he likes to go to that is always hunted by others. He had a feeling that he will find “silver sweetness” at this park on this day. He was using his AT Pro with the viper coil when suddenly after two hours of hunting, he got signal between 86-88. He dug a plug and recovered a 1875 Twenty Cent piece! Dale writes, “this is an incredible find for me and this is my first twenty cent piece I found. I love my AT Pro!”

Dale C. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Kevin M. from Pennsylvania!

Kevin was detecting in the morning with his AT Max on a property located in southwest Pennsylvania that had a 1810 farmhouse. He started digging and on his second hole, he got a solid tone. The target was 3 inches down and when he dug it up, he found a 1789 George Washington inaugural button “Linked States” Edition! He says, “It wasn’t until I got home and started to clean my finds, to realize I found my find of a lifetime! I started to slowly cover the details and saw the circular initials of the link states on the outside of the button, a pattern I recognize reading history books. Then I saw in the middle, Long Live the President. I knew exactly what I had. I was awestruck and speechless. I couldn’t contain my excitement. I knew that I saved something that could have been forever lost. An important part of history, that has been recovered, that I will cherish forever.”

Kevin M. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

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AUGUST 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Tony M. from Virginia!

Tony M. was detecting at this house site he has been hunting for years filled with briars and pine tags with his trusty AT Max detector. He was 100 yards away when he swung over a target that was screaming 83 on his control box. He writes, “I dug a plug, searched the hole, and found nothing. But as I turned on my Garrett pinpointer and brushed it over the plug, it went off!” He found a 2-piece buckle with a C.S. emblem on it. Tony says, “This Garrett AT Max has never let me down in the last 8 years, and I know it never will.”

Tony M. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!

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JULY 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Jaki B. from Texas!

Jaki B. was detecting in a city park when she got a solid signal in the 70s on her Apex. She discovered her first ring, a 10K gold wedding band, 2 silver rings, a 14K gold crucifix pendant, and a stunning 26-inch silver 925 chain all in the same hole! She said, "What a day! Thanks to my trusty Garrett Apex and a stroke of luck, this is a day I'll cherish forever!"

Jaki B. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!

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Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex Metal Detector! You could be the next winner! Submit your story and photos

June 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Chris O. from Virginia!

Chris made some outstanding coin finds with his AT Max in Virginia. In one hole, he pulled four early American coins that appear to have been punched through, possibly to wear on a necklace. He found two 3-cent trimes, one 1856 half dime, and one 1833 capped bust dime! Returning to the same Union Civil War campsite three weeks later, Chris then found a 1700s ¼ piece of cut silver Spanish real.

Chris O. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

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Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex Metal Detector! You could be the next winner. Submit your story.

MAY 2023 WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Levi H. from Virginia!

Levi was detecting a new section of field at a site he detects all the time. He wasn’t finding much of anything. After one more try before going home, he got a good signal on his AT Pro. Levi found a rare 1860 Virginia militia belt plate. He said, "My heart nearly skipped a beat when I saw the word Virginia across it. This was a dream come true!"

Levi H. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

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Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex Metal Detector. You could be the next winner! Submit your story.

APRIL WINNER!!!

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Congratulations to our US Favorite Finds winner Jemma W. from West Virginia!

Jemma found a 12lb cannon ball detecting with her ACE 300! She was on this property with her dad in West Virginia that had numerous battles related to the Civil War.

Jemma W. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector!!!

ACE Apex Metal Detector
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex Metal Detector! You could be the next winner! Submit your story and photos.