Metal Detect Hammered Wire Money

Optimal Ground Surface Conditions for Detecting Hammered Coins, page 1

Considering a Special Search Coil Discipline used for successful wire-coin shooting, this type of coin search is the most productive if conducted in areas with bare ground surface. The following types of farm fields, which become suitable for search either in the early Spring or late Fall, meet that criterion:

1) harrowed fields with smooth and grassless surface;

Ideal Ground Surface Conditions for Detecting Tiny Hammered Coins

Ideal Surface Conditions for Detecting Tiny Hammered Coins

Disc-Harrowed Field

Disc-Harrowed Field

Compacted Field

Smooth Ground Surface

2) cultivated (minimum-tilled) fields without deep furrows;

plowed Field

The only problem with the disc harrowing is that some thin-sectioned coins and sheet-bronze artifacts get cracked, split, and ripped apart by the harrow's sharp discs. Below is a picture of three fragments of larger wire coins that were broken into pieces during disc harrowing of the plowed field. The coin fragments are shown along with the tinniest Polushka coin.

"Polushka" and Fragments of Larger Wire Coins

Polushka and Wire Coin Fragments Recovered with My Minelab E-Trac Search Program

However, if your metal detector "picks up" such minuscule coin fragments, it is quite able to detect all types of hammered wire coins on the ground surface. And you may have better chances to find the hammereds lying deeper.

Crane in Tilted Field

Crane in Cultivated Field

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