Favorite Finds - International

JUNE 2021 WINNER!!!

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My International Favorite Find for June 2021 is the WW2 Los Angeles University Sterling Ring, found by Giosuè P. from Europe with his Ace 300i.

Giosuè’s success story: What would have been the reaction of the soldier who had lost his ring during 1944 in Italy? I guess he felt the opposite mood of mine when I dug out this splendid piece of 1940’s jewelry. The silver was shining in the sun, the American eagle so triumphantly opening his wings and the lion so ferociously opening his mouth.

I can’t help of thinking about the owner of this relic, perhaps an officer of the 92nd Buffalo division because I was in a former WW2 camp base where that proper division was stationed. Maybe he was smoking his pipe outside his tent, playing cards with his comrades in a rare pause from the atrocities of the battles when he lost it. It’s mesmerizing to find their traces after all those years. Your service won’t be forgotten. Thank you for freeing my country.

Giosuè P. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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MAY 2021 WINNER!!!

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My international Favorite Find for May 2021 is the Golden Byzantine Cross, found by Roman Y. from Europe with the AT Max.

Roman’s success story: Garrett the BEST. Good day, dear GARRETT company! I am a longtime fan of your metal detectors. I started my search with the Garrett ACE 250 and continue with the Garrett AT MAX. On the eve of Victory Day, May 8, I had a day off. I drove out to a field that had been knocked out long ago. Previously, it contained Roman coins and fragments of antique ceramics.

You just won’t believe what I found! After about an hour of searching, I heard a weak, barely audible signal in the headphones! Oh yeah! Great, professional headphones, help you find very interesting targets! I started digging! And suddenly, something yellow appeared from the breast of the earth. It took me a while to realize what it was. But having cleared the find from the ground, my eyes looked at it for a long time and in surprise. Can not be! It’s just magic! Golden Byzantine cross!!! And I found it with Garrett AT MAX! This was the largest find possible in this field! It was a delight!

Thank you, dear Garrett, for unforgettable emotions!

Roman Y. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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My second international Favorite Find for May 2021 is the Golden Aureus of Septimius Severus Coin, found by Sergey M. from Europe with the AT Pro.

Sergey’s success story: My first gold coin! Greetings to the wonderful company Garrett! I hasten to share with you my new find! On the first of May, right on International Labor Day, I came across a gorgeous gold coin! After passing the field in length and across, all day long, my dear Garrett AT PRO caught a signal. The coin was not deep from the surface. As it turned out, it was a gold Roman coin! Oh my God! My eyes didn't immediately believe it!

It turned out to be a genuine golden Aureus of Septimius Severus (AD 193-211)! On the reverse there is a portrait of Yulia Domna, his wife. After such finds, emotions just go off scale !!! And there is enough inspiration for many, many years to come! Thanks Garrett !!! Yours faithfully, Sergey.

Sergey M. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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APRIL 2021 WINNER!!!

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My International Favorite Find for April 2021 is the Viking Hoard, found by Kath G. from the U.K. with the AT Pro.

Kath’s success story: I have been detecting for around three and a half years and on 2nd December 2020 I was out detecting when I uncovered the most fantastic huge Viking period brooch and Gold Arm Ring whilst using my Garrett AT Pro with NEL Tornado coil.

I uncovered one of the terminals first and then moved on recovering the brooch and arm ring. Over a small area I recovered the remainder of the items which contains several arm rings which have been separated in antiquity.

I knew I had found something very special when I moved the soil away from one of the terminals of the brooch, but then I found parts of the pin, the hoop and underneath, the gorgeous gold arm-ring. I knew straight away that it was a significant and exciting find. I’m so thrilled to have found artefacts that are not only so important, but so beautiful!

I am relatively new to detecting but enjoy it enormously. I love my AT Pro and have submitted this to show detectorists what wonderful things are out there waiting to be found. For those who are digging lead, pipe, cans, and ring pulls, keep it up, be patient, and you will be rewarded.

Kath G. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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MARCH 2021 WINNER!!!

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My International Favorite Find for March 2021 is the hoard of 15 Gold Coins of Tsar Nicholas II, found by Anatoly O. from Europe with his AT Pro.

Anatoly’s success story: Hello dear Garrett company! I want to show and tell about my first treasure. It all started with the fact that on my birthday, March 8, I decided to go dig. I found a place where a merchant once lived. I took my Garrett AT Pro metal detector and drove there. The place is very littered with modern rubbish. After signals from several cans, I got a great signal. Having dug up and saw another can, I already decided to go home. But on this jar, the patterns caught my eye. Looking closer, I realized that it was nothing more than a silver glass at the top, sealed with a silver pile with brands. The manufacturer’s brands have confirmed my guess - silverware from the Tsarist period of the 19th century! The glass was filled with a pile, and my imagination ran wild. Signals were still coming from this pit. In the end, I took out four more silver piles and a silver stand. In the end, I decided to open this glass. What I saw there made my heart pound in my chest! GOLD! GOLD! Result: a silver glass, stand, 5 piles, 15 gold coins of Tsar Nicholas II in denominations of 5 and 10 rubles (1896-1900). Thank you Garrett for the miracles you can allow us with your devices! It was a beautiful day!

Anatoly O. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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FEBRUARY 2021 WINNERS!!!

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My International Favorite Find for February 2021 is the Hoard of 54 Silver Roman Denarii, found by Maxim R. from Europe with his Ace 400i.

Maxim’s success story: Greetings to Garrett! My story is about how on February 14, Valentine’s Day, I discovered my first treasure. I arrived at the search field at about 9 am. After inserting new batteries into my beloved Garrett 400i, I decided to walk for a couple of hours. For an hour of searching, I came across a lot of garbage and the land did not bode well for anything interesting. But suddenly, the bell rang out that there is a relic! Oh yeah! These signals are what I love to dig! Ding, ding, ding! My Garrett was signaling non-ferrous metal clearly! Excitement seized me! Unfolding a lump of earth with a shovel, several coins jumped out to meet me! Blimey! I continued swinging the coil over the hole. The signals did not stop! My heart fluttered with joy! As a result, 54 silver Roman Denarii were found. Despite almost two thousand years, these coins lay in the ground, they are not badly preserved. It was a great holiday! More such finds :) Thank you, Garrett!

Maxim R. WINS an ACE APEX metal detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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My Second International Favorite Find for February 2021 is the 107 BC. Roman Silver Dinar, found by Emily S. from Europe with her Ace 250.

Hubert’s success story: Dear Garrett Team. With this mail we would like to provide the following find from our daughter. Emily (11 years) is owner of the Garrett Ace 250 since 1 year and a big fan of her new hobby. Over the past months she already detected more than 100 coins: Kreuzer, Reichspfenning, Heller. One of her greatest favorite finds is the Silver Dinar from around 107 BC. We thank you and send you our best regards! Hubert and Emily S.

Emily S. WINS an ACE APEX metal detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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JANUARY 2021 WINNER!!!

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My International Favorite Find for January 2021 is the 17th Century Silver Hoard, found by Denis P. from Europe with his AT Pro.

Denis’s success story: Hello dear Garrett company! I want to share with you my new find. Exactly on New Year’s Eve, my Garrett AT Pro found five 17th century silver coins. In the forest, the ground was a little frozen, but it was possible to dig. Hearing an interesting signal, I peeled off the top layer of the earth, and several coins appeared to me. I returned two days later, hoping to find more. And that day I was lucky! Digging a little deeper, I came across a pot filled with coins mixed with earth. There were a lot of them! A real treasure! Having done my best, I dug out 2,570 silver coins. And I hope there are more in that place! After cleaning, the coins with the pot will be transferred to the local city museum. He who seeks will find!!!

Yours faithfully,
Denis P.

Denis P. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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DECEMBER 2020 WINNER!!!

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My international Favorite Find for December 2020 is the Silver Georgian Cross Medal, found by Daria B. from Russia with her AT Gold.

Daria’s story: Hello!!! My name is Daria, I’m from Russia! I have been searching with the device for two years. My first device was a Garrett Ace 250. I was very pleased with it, there were many finds, but did not stop there. Half a year later, I bought a Garrett AT Gold, respectively, the scale of the search increased both on land and by water. I am very pleased with the device. In the fall of 2020, on another weekend, I went in search of one small village near my city, tried the new bigger coil from Garrett AT Pro, and the result amazed me.

The place has long been known to all treasure hunters and has been dug for many years, but THIS find was probably waiting for me! In a small foundation, or rather in the relief of an old house, with numerous debris, there were fragments of old dishes and various garbage that said, “YES, LIFE was in full swing in this house”.

After a while, I was already thinking of going home, a mixed but interesting signal sounded. In one bayonet, a shovel cut through the hard layer of earth and already in the ashes and dust of the old house, a small gray loop flashed ... Hands shook, emotions went off scale. “YES, THIS WAS MY FIRST DEGREE OF GEORGIAN CROSS, made of 999 silver, THE MOST REAL“. Joy knew no bounds ... this is not beach gold and not just antique objects, coins, this is a STORY OF THE UNKNOWN HERO ... now he has replenished my collection and I really hope that someday I will find relatives of the HERO and give them this value, THANKS.

Editor’s note: This Georgian Cross military medal was awarded between 1914-1917 during World War 1. The 4 at the bottom represents the class. It was produced with 99.9 percent silver.

Daria B. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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NOVEMBER 2020 WINNER!!!

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My international Favorite Find for November 2020 is the cache of 5 French Silver Coins and Gemstones, discovered by Nicolas T. from Quebec, Canada, with his Ace 400i.

Nicolas’s story: This is best find ever... During a cold October morning in St-Francois-du-Lac, Quebec, on the border of the river, the metal detector started beeping. Approximately 8 inches below the surface, I found a small terra-cotta pot sealed with wax. Inside the pot, I found 5 large french silver coins dated between 1774 and 1776 and a small leather pouch containing a beautiful lot of gemstones (topaz, ruby, emerald and sapphire). The lot was given to the local museum because those artefacts are related to a local story. On November 9th, someone stole all my metal detecting equipment (my ACE 400i, my Pro-Pointer II and some little stuff)... I hope to get a new set for x-mas. :)

Nicolas’s update: The Abenaki (local native) museum dated the terra-cotta pot between 1800 and 1850; probably a local piece of pottery. During that period of time, the site was occupied by French and British military group. As you can see on the picture, there is a ‘’stamp’’ that can identify the artist: BYRD. I can’t find anything with that name on the internet.

Nicolas T. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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OCTOBER 2020 HAS TWO WINNERS!!!

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My international Favorite Find for October 2020 is the 1729 Louis in Gold, found by Savary M. from Europe with his Apex.

Savary’s story:
It all started with a father and son afternoon in the great woods, with no roads. I find some room but always in my father’s footsteps with a lead over me. And the surprise, a clear sound impossible to miss it. I get down on my knees to dig and I scream ‘’daddy‘’ it’s my first!

Savary M. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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My second international Favorite Find for October 2020 is the 1777 Gold Guinea, found by Mark C. from the U.K. with his Ace 400i.

Mark’s story:
Hi Garrett team, I recently suggested to a friend that we try detecting on some pasture land near his home but he suggested that we ought to try his permission on our local golf club land instead. SO glad he did! After about 3 hours detecting and finding a few Georgian buttons and barely-distinguishable halfpennies, we decided to go back to our vehicles to go home. I searched next to the hedge nearest to the road with my socks soaked from the wet grass (I forgot to take my boots),

I got a really clear signal from my trusty 400i and couldn’t believe what was under the turf when I lifted it. It was this beautiful gold guinea of George 3rd era staring up at me! What a find! It took my friend and I a long time to calm down from the excitement over finding my first ever gold coin. It’s taken me 7 years to find a gold item but I think you’ll agree it was worth the patience.

Mark C. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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SEPTEMBER 2020 HAS TWO WINNERS!!!

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My International Favorite Find for September 2020 is the 18k. Gold Claddagh Ring, discovered by Jasja H. from Europe with her AT Max.

Jasja’s success story: It was a wet and windy day 2 weeks ago. Still suffering from the summer heat of the weeks before when it was simply too hot to go out with Max, we decided to go out and enjoy this cooler weather and hope for some nice finds. To make a long story short....after about 40 holes with just junk in it...and being ambushed by the heavy rain and wind, I gave up and started making my way back. Still swinging Max around because, who knows, maybe one more signal...maybe one more shot to clear my mood.

You would not believe it, but it came! A loud and clear signal (thinking it would probably be another bottle cap) and then this beauty showed itself!!! An amazing 18K gold Claddagh ring!!! For a moment I could not breathe or even think, but the feeling it gave me....my precious!!! And yes, it absolutely changed my mood! Rain? Wind? Who cares, I found my treasure!!!

Jasja H. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector! Congratulations!!!
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My second international Favorite Find for September 2020 is the Edward III Half Noble, 1369-1377, discovered by Emma R. from the U.K. with her Ace 300i.

Emma’s success story: Ever since I was a little girl I’ve collected coins. I dreamt of finding my own coins and I asked Santa Claus for a metal detector. I was lucky enough to get my first metal detector when I was 10, but it couldn’t even find the silver sixpence hidden in the Christmas pudding (it definitely wasn’t a Garrett).

26 years later, my husband-to-be bought me a Garrett Ace 300i with a Nel Tornado Coil for my birthday (May 20th this year). In the last 3 months we’ve spent most of our days off, out detecting on our permissions together. I love my Garrett. It’s simple to use and it’s a real coin monster. There’s barely a day when I don’t come home with a coin.

We were out detecting yesterday (August 31 2020) when my Garrett (on the Jewellery mode) indicated a target of 80-82. I thought it was going to be a bottle top as I’d dug up lots that morning with the same target ID. My heart skipped a beat when this beautiful gold coin appeared 10 to 15cms deep in the hole. Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m at the start of my metal detecting journey and I’ve had my first Gold Coin already. It’s been identified as an Edward III post-treaty period Half Noble from between 1369-1377. Minted in London.

I won’t ever detect with anything other than a Garrett. Here’s to many more amazing finds! Thank you for making it possible with your awesome metal detectors.

Emma R. WINS an ACE Apex Metal Detector! Congratulations!!!
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