Metal Detecting in Ivanovo Region, Central Russia (Story 16)

As it always happens with a group of strangers united by the hobby, our lunch stretched to the dinner time while everybody were just hanging around, discussing the hobby and getting to know each other. Finally the decision was made to move to the second metal detecting site located 20 km away, set up a camp there, party half the night and start treasure hunting early in the morning.

Silhouette of Old Church Near the Second Metal Detecting Site

Another Old Metal Detecting Location

The party began as soon as the camp was set up, and the food and spirits were piled up on tables.

Late Night Party

I did not have enough of metal detecting during that day, so I grabbed my old good Tesoro Cortes and went to look for a different kind of fun. Only a few steps away from the camp, I received a nice silver signal. When a silver edge of a dug coin reflected the light of my head-lamp, I knew I hit the right spot.

Silver Russian 20 Kopeks Coin

Silver Russian 20 Kopeks Coin

Before the Coin Was Cleaned

1906 20 Kopeks Uncleaned

1906 20 Kopeks, Tsar Nicholas II, After Cleaning

Cleaned 1906 20 Kopeks Tsar Nicholas II

NOTE: You can find all necessary info on cleaning silver coins that were made of the alloy with high copper content here.


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