How To Find Old Coins

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How To Find Old Coins
How To Find Old Coins

Numismatics is one of the most popular ways of spending leisure time, millions of people around the world are passionate about it. In most cases, a numismatist enriches his collection by buying or exchanging coins. But old money can not only be exchanged or bought, but also found.

How to find old coins
How to find old coins


Step 1

There are two main ways to find coins - with or without special equipment (metal detectors). The first method is much more effective - if you are going to seriously search for treasures, you cannot do without a high-quality metal detector. A good device will allow you to search for coins not only on the shore, but also in the water. You can find useful information when choosing a metal detector here:

Step 2

In addition to a metal detector, you will need accompanying equipment - comfortable sturdy clothes, good shoes, a sapper shovel for digging up found artifacts. Do not strive to acquire all the most expensive - the success of a treasure hunter depends not so much on equipment and equipment as on knowing what to look for, where and how.

Step 3

One of the most common options for finding coins (and not only them) is combing beaches with a metal detector. On Russian beaches, modern and Soviet coins are most often found, and lost gold jewelry can also be found. But there are also old coins. Look not only on the shore, but also in the water at shallow depths. To search in the water, you will need a special scoop with a long handle - it will allow you to scoop and extract the soil with the find onto the surface.

Step 4

The ruins of ancient fortresses and other buildings are a good place to look. But you can also make interesting finds in the buildings of the last century. Check the attic for small treasures of coins. If the house is being demolished and empty, check the premises - first of all, the floors and windowsill boards.

Step 5

In spring and autumn, you can look for coins in gardens and fields - choose the moment when the fields are harvested or plowed and there is (yet) no vegetation on them. Pay particular attention to areas where ceramic debris is visible on the surface. Check the area around mounds, lonely standing stones, rocks, old trees (including stumps) - anything that could be landmarks for those who hid the treasures.

Step 6

If you don't have a metal detector yet, try looking for coins without one. In old houses, open the floors and boards of the windowsills - coins rolled into the cracks are quite common under them. On the seashore, look for coins on the beach after a violent storm. Pay attention to the niches in the rocks, where small metal debris - old bolts, nuts, pieces of metal - is knocked into heaps by waves … Carefully rake them out, in this debris you can often find coins, including old ones.

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