It’s safe to assume many people have picked up new hobbies during the pandemic. One hobby that is actually surprisingly popular is metal detecting. The benefit of this activity is that it could lead to discovering a jackpot. For example, in 2009, an amateur named Terry Herbert unearthed the Staffordshire Hoard using a store-bought metal detector. The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver ever found, worth £3.2 million ($4.5 million).
Of course, if you go into metal detecting with such grand ambitions, the experience is bound to be quite frustrating. But when you have the right mindset, even a ‘small’ find can be exciting. Although treasures like the Staffordshire Hoard aren't discovered every day, far from it, metal detectors still celebrate the cool antique items they find. Here are some of those unique finds, ranging from a Viking brooch to an old Soviet motorcycle.
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