There was once a village here. How many coins are under your feet?
When you do this sort of searching, a lot of questions start going through your mind: What sort of stuff do people leave behind? Where do their things go? What sort of things have they gathered throughout their lives? Where do whole epochs and generations of peoples’ belongings actually go? Answers to these questions do not always need to be philosophical: they can often be answered by a metal detector.
How many coins are under your feet?
On a really nice spring day, my fellow searchers and I went in search of what used to be a village 100 years ago. And sure enough, the finds came quickly, once we managed to localize the place.
During one day, I found coins that spanned several eras, starting from Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Union. The find I consider most interesting was this silver coin with a nominal of 50 kopecks (1925) from the USSR.
Another amazing find was this huge, imperial, copper coin with a face value of 3 kopecks. It also turned out to be a pretty rare coin.