On Wednesday, Duck Dynasty star Jase Robertson was back on the relic hunt for more buried treasures as he shared his recent exploration with his more than half a million Instagram followers.
In recent years, Robertson has taken up a different kind of hunting during his free time: relic hunting. He’s opened up about his love for the hobby before, and has now shared about it once again.
The bearded celebrity was back in the fields with his trusty Garrett metal detector. As fans can see in the picture Robertson shared, he’s carefully digging into the ground where his equipment detected, well, something.
It’s not clear if Robertson found any buried treasures during his recent excursion. But the Duck Dynasty star clearly loves the search. As he said in his post, “Finding treasures in the earth is fun.” However, as much as he loves his newfound hobby of finding old relics, it doesn’t compare to Robertson’s faith. He added a relevant bible verse that mirrors his love for relic hunting.
“‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.’ Matthew 13:44,” Robertson shared on Instagram.
“Finding treasures in the earth is fun (especially with the right equipment). But it can never compare to finding the kingdom of heaven! #HolyWeek @garrett_metaldetectors,” he added.
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Jase Robertson Shares Relic Hunting Basics
Jase Robertson and his family are most well-known for their duck hunting expertise. But the Duck Dynasty family member has gotten into another hobby to fill the void in between duck hunting seasons.
During the last couple years, Robertson has traded in his shotgun for a metal detector and a shovel to aid him with his relic hunting. Even though he’s still fairly new to the hobby, he says it’s been just as fun as duck hunting for him.
In February, he took the time to explain his newest hobby and to share some tips on how to get started. In addition, Robertson already has a few full boxes of valuable relics he’s found during his searches. They include antique coins, pendants and other small jewelry. His collection boasts an Indian head penny and multiple silver coins. But one specific find is by far his favorite, so much so that he called it “priceless.”
Robertson shows off his silver trime, which is a three-cent coin that he had never even heard of. The United States only produced the rare coins from 1851 to 1873, so they’re obviously hard to find. Furthermore, the exact silver trime Robertson found while relic hunting was minted in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1951, which adds to its scarcity.
According to USA Coin Book, Robertson’s find could be worth “worth $60 in Average Condition and can be worth $483 to $746 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) Mint Condition.” However, Robertson says he’s not concerned with what his relic is worth. For the Duck Dynasty star, the silver trime he found on a hunt is a keeper, regardless of its value.