Illinois Valley Historical Research & Recovery Association

National Treasure Hunt 2018

Held Aug 18th and 19th 2018

Our first national hunt was held in August of 2018. We had about 100 participants over the 2 days. For the most part the attendee’s came from about a 200 mile radius. Everyone who came enjoyed themselves and was able to walk away with many coins during each hunt. We planted over 1000 silver coins as well as modern coins to give everyone a good chance of finding targets throughout the hunt fields. A comment made by one detectorist was, ” this was one of the most target rich hunts I’ve attended in several years”. Another fun comment was”Wow, I don’t know who the guys or gals were that planted these targets but they had a wicked sense of humor about were to plant targets in the strangest places”. They were referring to targets that were hidden in tree trunks, under bottle caps, pull tab rich areas and even close to the starting lines. I guess our planters outdid themselves on several occasions.

Listed below are the hunts that we sponsored.
Saturday Aug 18th            Three Major Hunts plus a Kids Hunt
1st Silver Dime Hunt
Targets include Silver Dimes, variety of other coins and prize tokens.
2nd Silver Quarter Hunt
Targets include Silver Quarters, variety of other coins and prize tokens.

Lunch    12:00 to 1:30     Food vendors were available at the park

Kids Hunt — Age 12 and Under                                       1
Targets include silver coins, a variety of other coins and prize tokens
3rd Silver Half Dollar Hunt
Targets include Silver Half Dollars, variety of other coins and prize tokens.

Sunday Aug 19th Digging For Dollars Hunt
Silver Dollar Hunt
Targets include Silver Dollars, silver rounds, Susan B. Anthony etc. and many other coins and prize tokens.

Our heartfelt thanks to all of the participants, the city of Oglesby, Il and the Park District, the food vendors who fed us all and most of all all of the sponsor who donated the prizes that were award for finding the tokens. IVHRRA also thanks all of the club members and others who volunteered their time and energy to making the event a success.

IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt Entry Form

Form for entering IVHRRA Natioanl Treasure Hunt
  • IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt Entry Form (please list all additional entrants, if you are entering as a family include all children’s names) * denotes required field

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • This is the date you submit this form.
  • Add additional entrant names if you are entering multiple people including children.
  • If you are entering individual hunts use the options below. If you are entering a child or children enter the quantity in the Kids Treasure hunt option. If you are entering all four hunts use the All Four Hunt Option. At this time only mail in payments are being accepted. Address is listed below.
  • Price: $35.00 Quantity:
    Silver Dime Hunt from 10 to 1030 am
  • Price: $40.00 Quantity:
    Silver Quarter Hunt from 11:00 to 11:30 am
  • Price: $5.00 Quantity:
    Kids Hunt from 1:30 to 2:00 pm
  • Price: $45.00 Quantity:
    Silver Half Dollar Hunt from 2:30 to 3:00 pm
  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
    Silver Dollar Hunt from 10:00 to 11:00 June 26th 2016
  • All Four Hunts Option: Choose the option below to match the date.
  • Price: $140.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $150.00 Quantity:
  • Price: $170.00 Quantity:
  • $0.00
  • The following address is for mailing in IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt Entry payments.

    IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt PO Box 1652 LaSalle, Illinois 61301

  • This information is for anyone who would like to pay to hunt on the day of the events. If registering on the day of event there will be an additional $10 per hunt. Cash only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.