Metal Detecting Silver Imperial Coins in Central Russia (Story 16)

"Silver comes to silver." Not a minute passed as I got another solid-in-both-ways signal and dug up a second silver coin.

Silver Coin Found

To my surprise, this coin was 120 years senior to the previous one. This was a promising beginning of my night hunt!

18th Century Russian Silver Coin Dug

1786 20 Kopeks, Tsarina Catherine II

Silver 1786 20 Kopeks Tsarina Catherine II

First, I set up my detector in All-Metal mode. Then I started searching around the dug hole and moving in a unwinding-the-spiral search pattern. Right away, I received a solid signal and recovered a bronze pectoral cross or crucifix.

Russian Orthodox Pectoral Cross

Russian Orthodox Pectoral Cross, circa 18th Century

Pectoral Cross Crucifix, 18th Century


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