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David Board got back into metal detecting in 2019 — and hit the jackpot

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin.

In 2019, David Board decided to get back into metal detecting. The 69-year-old used to scour local beaches back in the '70s but never found much. This time he hit the jackpot. In a field in southwest England, Board unearthed a medieval diamond wedding ring in almost perfect condition. It's expected to fetch some $35,000. Board calls it a once-in-a-lifetime find. He's still at it, though. He told CNN, you never know what your next signal's going to bring.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.