Three coins/15 marks. Lost silver

Three coins/15 marks. Lost silver

You’d never know it from my posts, but I actually never really cared about collecting coins until relatively recently. It all changed when we searched an old village destroyed by the war in 1915, when I found my first silver exactly 100 years later in 2015.

My search partner and I searched a field near the site of the village for three hours, all unsuccessfully. So, we packed up and started walking to the nearby forest to search the 1905 guardhouse of a local forester.

Right when we were about to enter the forest, I noticed a stone wall from an old house sticking out of the ground at the far corner of the field. I hovered my metal detector over it and got a clear signal. I took out my shovel and dug until I saw a white circle shining in the sun.

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark. Photo by Apolon

This was my first silver coin! Its value was 5 stamps of 1936. I’d heard from experienced diggers that usually when you find one piece of silver, you’ll find more around there. Who knows why! And what would you know, we found a second piece. And then a third!

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark. Photo by Apolon

Read: Coins of the Golden Horde

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark. Photo by Apolon

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark. Photo by Apolon

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark. Photo by Apolon

And we found so many more pieces during our search.

5 Deutsches Reich Reichsmark

All finds from that day.  Photo by Apolon

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