Favorite Finds - International

SEPTEMBER 2020 HAS TWO WINNERS!!!

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WINNER #1
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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WINNER #2
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!!!
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE Apex™ Metal Detector! You could be the next winner! Submit your story

AUGUST 2020 WINNER!!!

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WINNER #1

My International Favorite Find for August 2020 is the Roman Silver Ring, found by Samo T. from Europe with his AT Max International.

Samo’s success story: Hello! It is a Roman silver ring with a stone and an engraving, weighing 13.45 g. My faithful companion found him in the woods in a field near a small cave.

Samo T. WINS an ACE Apex metal detector! Congratulations!!!

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

JULY 2020 WINNER!!!

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WINNER #1
My international favorite find for July 2020 is the Bag with Medieval Coins, found by Mario S. from Europe with his Ace 300i.

Mario’s story: I sent you a great discovery that I have made. For a few days I have been exploring with my Garrett Ace 300i metal detector. The bed of a dry river, which during the Middle Ages was part of the Camino de Santiago, was crossed by pilgrims on their way to Santiago.

It is a leather bag with coins. It must have fallen from the belt of some pilgrim when crossing the river. When falling to the bottom it was buried in the mud, which has protected it from decomposition.
Inside, 32 coins of medieval origin have appeared.

Mario S. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector!!! Congratulations!
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE 300i! Submit your story, and you could be the next winner!

JUNE 2020 WINNER!!!

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WINNER #1
My international favorite find for June 2020 is the University of North Dakota Class Ring, found by Jason B. from Ontario, Canada with his AT Pro.

Jason's story: Good morning, I would like to submit a story on behalf of my husband, Jason. My husband and I both metal detect and have been for almost 5 years. We often go on hunts together. This past May, I found an old baseball diamond only 10 minutes from our house. I knew it was old because across the street is an 1800’s schoolhouse. We couldn’t wait to go check it out. The next day we loaded our machines into the car and headed over. I stayed on the perimeter of the property and he decided to do the outfield of the baseball diamond with his Garrett AT Pro. Within 30 minutes he was waving me down and I could tell he had a good find. By the time I made it over to him he was shaking with excitement. When I looked into the hole I saw a HUGE gold University class ring! It was crazy seeing that big chunk of gold in the hole and we were both stunned! We got home and washed it up to find that the ring was from the University of North Dakota's graduating class of 1969 and that it was engraved with initials.

I immediately emailed the university alumni team and the hunt for the owner began. A month later we got an email that they found the owner and they provided his contact information. My husband phoned him right away and told him that he had found his class ring. The man was completely shocked and emotional. He told my husband he lost the ring 50 years ago and explained that he had lost it in Des Moines, Iowa and not in Ontario, Canada where it was found by my husband. Whomever found it originally obviously never bothered to find the owner.

We have since mailed the ring back to him where he now lives in Florida. Even though it is very worn compared to when he wore it last, he was still extremely grateful to have it back after so many years. This was definitely a bucket list find for my husband and it was truly amazing to be able to find and return the ring to its rightful owner.

Thank you Garrett for taking the time to hear our story about the lost ring and its happy ending.
Amanda

Jason B. WINS a Garrett ACE® 300i Metal Detector!
Next month Vaughan will give away a Garrett® ACE 300i Metal Detector! You could be the next winner!

MAY 2020 WINNER!!!

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My international favorite find for May 2020 is the Pope Julius II Papal Bull Seal, found by Jean-Philippe L. from Europe with his AT Pro.

Jean-Philippe’s story: Hello Garrett family! I left that day with my AT Pro to make a meadow along a river. About 200 meters away, according to the history of my village, was a strong castle which completely disappeared in the 1800s. The finds are there, some musket balls and some old used coins... suddenly a good sound as we like! I dig, I dig and at 30cm at the end, the target! At the time, I saw immediately that it was a piece of very muddy lead… I take it anyway. I will see the cleaning, and this magnificent papal seal appeared! A very very rare object to find which at the time announced news or a papal order!

Pope JULIUS II, elected November 1, 1503, died February 21, 1513.

I did research on this pope who in his time made a lot of talk about him! He showed himself the generous and intelligent protector of letters and the arts. He entrusted construction of the Basilica of Saint Peter to Bramante (architect). It gave the city of Rome a new and magnificent appearance, and history associates its name with the works of Bramante, Michelangelo and Raphael. Thank you for reading, and strongly the new GARRETT APEX !!!

Jean-Philippe L. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector! CONGRATULATION!!!
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE 300i! You could be the next winner!

MARCH 2020 WINNER!!!

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WINNER #1

My international favorite find for March 2020 is the 200 AD Gold and Amber Stone Roman Ring, found by Stig B. from Europe with his Ace 300i.

Stig’s story: Awesome. Historical find with Garrett 300i. I found the ring at the evening March 21st, after 2 hours of searching. The signal was good and clear so I expected a coin. I digged about 25cm and it popped right out of the chunk of soil. I got amazed, you can tell right away is gold in the dark soil! This was found with my 300i, but I had my AT Max in the car because I just bought it and haven't tried it out allot yet. :)

The ring itself is pure gold with amber stone, about 2cm in length. The archeologists in NTNU Trondheim dates it to year 200, age of Rome.

Regards, Stig

Stig B. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector!

Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE 300i Metal Detector! You could be the next winner!

FEBRUARY 2020 HAS THREE WINNERS!!!

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WINNER #1
My International favorite find for February 2020 is the Gold Celtic Stater, found by Bartlomiej O. from the U.K. with his AT Max.

Bartlomiej’s success story: Hello guys. :) I went on a dig with "Find a Field" group on 02/02/2020. This farm was done before and I wasn't expecting too much. After few hours of digging horse shoes I was a little bit broken. I was even thinking about going home but I decided not to give up and as you can see it was great decision. Never give up guys. All you need is one good signal. :)

Bartlomiej O. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector!
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WINNER #2
My second international favorite find for February 2020 is the Middle Ages Gold Ring, found by Martin N. from Europe with his AT Pro.

Martin’s success story: I found this gold ring when I was out and metal detecting an old castle. I couldn't believe my eyes when it came out of the dirt. It's a middle age gold ring. :) One of my best finds ever!

Martin N. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector!
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WINNER #3
My third international favorite find for February 2020 is the Iron Age Japod Bronze Fibula, found by Mario K. from Europe with his AT Max.

Mario’s success story: A large bronze fibula weighing 251 grams that belonged to the Japod tribe (one of the most combative Illyrian tribes that has inhabited the hilly area of central Croatia since 9th century BC until the fall of the Roman Empire and was defeated by Octavian 34. BC). I found her with a Garrett AT Max at about 50 cm deep, and this metal detector again proved to be a real killer for first-class and beautiful artifacts, which he finds more and more day by day...

Mario K. WINS an ACE 300i Metal Detector!
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE 300 and ACE 300i! You could be the next winner!

JANUARY 2020 HAS THREE WINNERS!!!

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WINNER #1
My international favorite find is the Golden Antique Ring with a Human Face, found by Denis P. from Europe with his Ace 350.

Denis’s success story: Hello dear Garrett! Recently, with the Garrett Ace 350 metal detector, I picked up a golden antique ring with a human face! This amazing and unique ring was found on a plowed corn field. It's from about the 3rd century B.C. Thanks to the Garrett Ace 350, I have expanded my collection with the best find!

It was a delightful and wonderful day in my life! Garrett brings vivid colors to the life of a treasure hunter! Many thanks!
Denis P. WINS a ACE 300i Metal Detector!!!
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WINNER #2
My second international favorite find is the 70 B.C. Roman Republic Silver Coin, found by Stephan R. from Europe with his Ace 400i.

Stephan’s success story: After convincing my wife that I needed some ‘me‘ time, I went out on a new patch of land to see what I could find. I knew from my research that a battle from the French Wars around the start of the 1800’s had taken place there.

As I started my prospecting, I was excited to find a musket bullet. After a couple of hours of collecting nothing but bullets, I got a good, clear signal, which I thought indicated an aluminum tab from a can. Always one to do my civic duty and clean what I thought was trash out of the ground, I started digging.

As I was digging, I lost the signal, so I tried to relocate it with the pin-point function from the ACE 400i. Then, I found and located the signal again, and used my Garrett Pro-Pointer AT to zone in on my object, which I then found. It was flat, round and silver, so I thought ‘Yeah, it’s a pull-tab‘. I wiped the dirt off, and I saw that it had no hole in the middle. Then I looked closer, and I recognized that it was a coin. After a closer look, I saw legs and a horse. I immediately stopped rubbing the coin, in order to avoid damage.

I brought it home, cleaned it properly, and did a little research. What I found was a Roman Republic silver coin from around 79 B.C.!! Definitely a once in a lifetime find!
Stephan R. WINS a ACE 300i Metal Detector
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WINNER #3
My third international favorite find is the hoard of more than 1000 Medieval Coins, found by Florin B. from Europe, with his AT Pro International.

Florin’s success story: Hello Garrett. Very short story... On 11’th of January this year I discovered a hoard of more than 1000 Medieval silver coins dating 1500-1600 buried in the middle of a forest. It is a big thing here, and involved a lot of press & media. And yes your AT Pro machine is known for this job now:))) I'm happy to share this with you!
Florin B. WINS a ACE 300i Metal Detector!!!
Next month Vaughan will give away an ACE 300i Metal Detector! You could be the next winner!

December has TWO WINNERS!!!

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WINNER #1
My favorite international favorite find for December 2019 is the Silver Drachma of Alexander the Great, found by Macedon P. from the UK with his AT Pro.

Hello dear Garrett. My find is a silver drachma of Alexander the Great, which is my favorite ancient coin. 2500 years old coin! I use an AT Pro detector.
Macedon P. WINS a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit!
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WINNER #2
My second favorite international favorite find for December 2019 is the Romulus and Remus Roman Coin, found by Mario M. from Europe with his Euro Ace.

Last week, after finishing todays work, I decided to go for a hunt with my Euro Ace. I had about one hour before the dark, so I was in a hurry. On my second signal I found this rare Roman coin, and on it is a wolf breastfeeding two boys, Romulus and Remus. They are the founders of Rome and Roman Empire, so this is a once in a lifetime find for me.
Mario M. WINS a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit!
You could be the next winner!

November 2019 has 3 WINNERS!!!

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WINNER #1
My first international favorite find for November 2019 is the Silver Hoard of 177 Coins, found by Co B. from Europe with his AT Max.

Co’s story: Finding a silver hoard. It all started when I got a call from a carpenter I sometimes work with. He told me he found a big silver coin in his garden. And he knew I was into metal detecting so he asked if I knew how to clean the coin. And if I wanted, I could go over the ground with my metal detector to see if I could find one for myself. The coin he found was a silver Dukaat from 1794.

So I started metal detecting in the garden and after 1 minute I found another big silver coin. It was a 3 Gulden from late 1700’s. I was already over the moon by this find and started detecting a bit more. One after another came out of the ground. It took me 4 evenings and one day in total to get all the coins out of the ground. And ended up with a load of silver coins. 177 coins in total. All 1600's and 1700's silver. I dug them all up with my Garrett AT MAX. Still can't believe it. It's something you always dream of finding. I feel very lucky to have found this silver hoard.

With kind regards, Co.
Co B. WINS a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit!
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WINNER #2
My second international favorite find for November 2019 is the Bronze Cross with Diamonds, found by Patryk S. from Europe with his AT Pro.

Patryk’s story: Hey Garrett. Exactly one year ago I bought my first detector, Garrett AT Pro. Yesterday I make such a fantastic discovery, bronze cross with Diamonds. Happy Hunting friends from Cold and rainy Poland.

Patryk:)
Patryk S. WINS a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit!
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WINNER #3
My third international favorite find for November 2019 is the Teobaldos Gold Coin, found by Mario S. from Europe with his Ace 300i.

Mario’s story: I am writing again to tell you my new great find. It is a gold coin, belonging to the dynasty of the "Teobaldos" (Kings of French origin, who ruled the Kingdom of Navarre during the fourteenth century). The discovery was made a few kilometers from the Monjardin Castle, in a forest. I was very excited because I had been exploring the area for several days, and I had not found more than scrap metal. I used a GARRETT 300i detector.

Mario
Mario S. WINS a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit!
Next month Vaughan will give away a Pro-Pointer AT Z-Lynk™ and Garrett® MS-3 Wireless Kit! You could be the next winner!