Thoughts of lost treasures buried for centuries have long toyed with the imaginations of the ages. Ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper I have been thoroughly fascinated with all things treasure. My room growing up resembled a museum thanks to the years of collecting every interesting historical artifact I could lay my hands on to include an assortment of rocks, minerals, fossils, and lost trinkets I discovered by always keeping a watchful eye on the ground.
At the age of 12, I received my first metal detector for Christmas – it was a used White’s CoinGetter. I spent hours waving that little 5 inch coil around in my yard, in parks, at the lake, and anywhere else I could think to. The thrill of finding lost objects has always captivated me, and still does to this day. Ask any detectorist out there, a dirty ol’ worn coin found at that 1800’s homestead site you’ve been researching for months is worth far more than the same one in mint state wasting away in a plastic NGC grading holder in some collectors safe. Of course, the value isn’t intrinsic but the sentimental experience means so much more. It has history and you lived it! You were there tirelessly visualizing, searching, and digging. You saw the first glimmer as it came into the light after a hundred years knowing you are the first person to see this in years.
My name is Jeremy and I am currently stationed onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in Norfolk, Virginia. I invite you all to email me your stories and pictures and I will do my best to post them into my blog! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will write back.
Thank you and good luck out there!