Hi ya'll. I have always been a lover of treasure ever since I saw a guy find an old gold coin while diving in Gitmo Cuba. Ever since then I have read every article I could find about people looking for shipwreck treasure. Then came the Atocha treasure found by Mel Fisher and that got me wound up as well. Since I live in the upper Midwest I knew the chances of me finding any shipwreck treasure was about ziltch point zero to none. But it didn't stop me from dreaming right. Skip ahead to early 1990's and a trawlers net snagged on something. Once it was free and they hauled it back on the boat they were amazed to find the net full of silver coins and that became the beginning of the wreck of the El Cazador. I really didn't know anything about it till I was watching QVC, they had 1783 2 Reale coins slabbed by NGC in a cool wooden box with the whole written story of the El Cazador. They were on sale for $99 so we bought two just because it was the shipwreck treasure I always wanted. Glad we did as they have increased in value quite a bit. I'm curious if any of the rest of ya'll have done something like this because of metal detecting. Not things you have found, but things you have acquired because you just plain love it.