Treasure Coast Archaeological Society

Schedule of Events

9:00 - 9:455 am  REGISTRATION  
9:55 - 10:00 am ORIENTATION 
10:00 - 11:00 am  COMPETITION HUNT
There will be several thousand painted tokens evenly distributed in the marked-off area, very close to the surface (within 1").  The goal is to locate and recover as many of the marked coins as possible in one hour. Trophies and prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Please feel free to gather at the border prior to the hunt, but please do not enter the area before the beginning of the hunt.  Everyone will begin at the same time and end at the same time.  Remaining time will be announced.  Please do not share tokens. Once you leave the hunt field, you cannot return. This hunt will require speed, technique, skill and the ability to bend over and have good knees and back. This hunt is for bragging rights as the "Best Competition Hunter". 

11:15 - 11:30 am YOUTH HUNT (12 and under) 
The smaller buccaneers among us will have an opportunity to strut their stuff.  This is a mini version of the Competition Hunt. Yes, you can observe and give verbal help, but the smaller buccaneer is the only one who can operate the magic wand (metal detector) and retrieve the tokens.  Remember the primary goal is to have fun.  
11:15 - 12:00 Noon THE SHOOT-OUT (PINPOINT)
This will definitely get you in the mood to pull some hair.  The object is to locate and place an X on the specific location of a coin attached to the underside of a piece of plywood.  The goal is to pinpoint the exact center of the hidden coin's location with your metal detector.  You will have 30 seconds to make your mark. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Then its break for LUNCH! 12:00 to 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm SILVER HUNT and REALE HUNT    

Silver coins will be randomly distributed in the field.  Recover as many as you can, and keep all that you find!!!  The more that sign up, the more coins we will put in the ground!  Prize tokens will also be planted and some will be for SPANISH REALES! 


The cost is $145 for the whole day (all hunts) including lunch. No individual pricing.

If you send in a copy of this page or an official hunt form with payment before

Feb 1st, 2023, the cost is only $125

Walk-ins and fees received after Feb 1st accepted @ $145 per hunter.

Lunch is available for $8 for those not participating in the hunt
(price subject to change).

*****    THE RULES    ******

All hunts rain or shine.

You will be given a badge at sign in, you must wear it during all hunts.

Headphones required. 

  No pulse machines or pulse type devices. NO exceptions!!

 NO large shovels, sand scoops or picks!

You must dig and retrieve your own targets!

Only the paying hunter can be on the field. 

No coil size limit.

Click here to see a location map


Personal checks, moneys order ok.

Make payable to:


PO BOX 780768

Sebastian, FL 32978


Click here for a official hunt form

Walk-ins welcome on the day of the hunt @ $145 per hunter.

Any questions? E-mail the hunt coordinator

updated Feb 2023

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