When taking up a hobby in metal detecting, you learn very quickly that some signals have rewards and some are just for learning patience and diligence. Ever so often though that patience you learned pays off great, but some pay off better… Way Better! Just like it did for Michael Heim!
Michael is the real deal metal detectorist! Not only is he the President of Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs, but he’s also a member of several others. Michael has recorded many of his treasure adventures on his YouTube channel, Preacher Digger; and has traveled to many places in search for that spectacular find and simply to touch up on his practicing patience. On Michael’s latest adventure he traveled to the UK and met up with Metal Detecting Holidays to hunt in North Shropshire. While off on his own in a pasture Michael began getting hits not knowing what was about to be unearth. Digging an extra large hole and using his pinpointer to not to damage anything he might find, Michael pulled out an old coin. After calling to his guide from MDH’s, he shortly found out exactly what he just dug up…. a mid-11th Century Saxon penny. This coin has never been found in Shropshire or West of England ever! Now filled with excitement and energy Michael continued on his hunt for more, and that is exactly what he found…MORE! In the end, Michael ended up finding 6 late Saxon pennies from the reign of Edward the Confessor. A historical find, not just for Michael but for England as well. Now these 6 Saxon pennies are being cataloged and hopefully can find a home in one of England’s historical museum.
Congratulations Michael on such a FANTASTIC find and story that will definitely go down in history!!