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Nice finds

Post by sigma » Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:18 am

Today was not a bad day for hunting with a metal detector :D

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This coin has a date - 1811.

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Re: Nice finds

Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:31 pm

Nice find. Russian coins? Worth anything? You need to find some gold ones to really hit the jackpot.

I've got some old 1930's German Reich Marks stashed away somewhere. I'll have to take pictures of those and a couple of books I own and post them. One book is dated around 1611 and the other in the 1700's, older than your coins. They're German chemistry books that have been passed down through the generations on my husband's side and now we have them.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:22 pm

Gold coin is very rare :lol: In my modest collection of finds much iron, copper, bronze, silver junk, but the most valuable is a 5 silver coins of Catherine the Great of the 18th century and a few silver female ornaments with green and red stones. I know roughly the value of these things, but I'm not going to sell my collection, because every thing is expensive for me since soaked excitement of the search, my sweat, pleasant impressions and memories.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Duper » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:09 pm

Just by coincidence, I learned today that my former boss found a gold coin from the 1800's in his back yard while doing some tractor work! o_0 That's really weird for this part of the country!

and btw, VERY cool Sigma! Thanks for posting!!! 8)
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Re: Nice finds

Post by woodchip » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:54 am

Sigma, I took up metal detecting last year. Bought a Garrets AT Pro. Haven't found much of value yet. Best coin is a Mercury head dime from the 1940's.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:19 am

TC, I do not understand anything in the old books, because I do not have them. Maybe your old books are of great value, it can be found on the websites of booksellers probably.

Duper, your former boss is very lucky! I'm willing to believe it, because I know that the most valuable finds, as a rule, are in the most unexpected places. For example, I had a case where I found a large number of finds near the village dump))) Another curious case was when one of the most valuable coin in my collection found workers who were digging for the foundation of a new bath in my own country site (Russian baths are traditionally built separately from the house). One worker brought and showed me his find. He asked me if he could leave himself this coin as a souvenir. I replied that I also want to keep this coin on the memory, I offered him 1500 rubles (approximately $ 20) instead, and he agreed to give it to me. If this guy knew that the market value of this coin at $ 850, it would be unlikely to agree to this deal :lol:

woodchip, it's great! Moreover it's a great hobby, especially if you find a good old information, where to find coins :wink: I have a metal detector Garrett ACE 350 Euro.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:34 am

woodchip, by the way, since you became interested in coins, you know that you can find the modern valuable coins that can not be found in the earth, but only in your wallet or piggy bank? These coins it is possible to find because they are not only in the collections of numismatists, but also in free circulation and people who don't understand the value of these coins, paying them at face value.
For example, the most valuable modern US coins:

Lincoln Cent 1969-S dual image of the obverse.
Estimated cost: 35 thousand dollars;

1972 Lincoln Cent dual image of the obverse
Approximate cost: about $ 500;

Wisconsin 25 cents 2004-D with an additional sheet.
Approximate cost: $ 200-300;

1999 Lincoln Cent with wide embossed letters «AM» on the reverse side.
Estimated cost: 5 to $ 25;

10 cents Roosevelt in 1982 without mint mark.
Approximate cost: from 30 to 50 dollars;

Lincoln Cent 1995 with the dual image of the obverse.
Approximate cost: about 20 to 50 dollars.


Russia also has valuable modern coins, which can be obtained as the change from purchases in the store.
The most valuable modern coins of Russia:

5 rubles 1999 MMD (500 thousand rubles) ~ $7600
50 kopecks (cents), 2001, MMD (240 thousand rubles) ~ $3650
RR 1, 2001, MMD (200 thousand rubles) ~ $3000
2 rubles 2001 MMD (200 thousand rubles)
1 ruble 2003 SPMD (40 thousand rubles) ~ $600
2 rubles 2003 SPMD (26 thousand rubles) ~ $400
5 rubles 2003 SPMD (24 thousand rubles)
RR 1, 1997, MMD, a wide edge (16 thousand) ~ $250
10 kopecks (cents) , 2001, SPMD, to cloak George transverse folds (4000 rubles) ~ $60
5 kopecks (cents) 2002, without mintmark (10 thousand rubles) ~ $150
10 rubles 2010 "Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug" (20 thousand rubles) ~ $300
10 rubles 2010 "Chechen Republic" (9500 rubles) ~ $150
10 rubles "Perm Region" (6000 rubles) ~ $90

I have only one quite valuable modern coin - 2 rubles 2003 SPMD (St. Petersburg Mint). This coin found and gave me one of my girl friend. But you can say I was lucky that I found a girl who found this coin :D .
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Re: Nice finds

Post by woodchip » Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:33 pm

Sigma, some people look for those coins by going to the bank and buying a $100.00 worth of pennies or nickles or dimes etc and search through what they get from the bank.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:17 pm

The fact is that almost all of these rare modern Russian coins have a greater value because you cannot buy them in the bank. They are either released in very limited quantities, or have a unique factory defect, or not officially released, but it is veraciously known that they are in circulation, although they are very rare.
About American coins, I do not know.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by woodchip » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:17 pm

The coins that you get from the bank have been in circulation and places like stores depositing them at the bank. Never know what you might get when you buy them.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:16 am

Dirty trick.
Today, around the supermarket one man who looks like a complete alcoholic, offered to buy him some old silver coins. He said that this is the legacy of his grandmother, but he urgently needed money, so he is ready to sell it for 10 thousand rubles (~$150) for one coin. I must admit, I was stunned. I could not believe such luck. They were silver rubles Nicholas I in 1835 with portraits of the royal family. Even one such coin is very rare and worth more than 2 million rubles (~$30 thousand). And this guy had five such coins!!! I have had the good sense to buy in a store magnetic keychain and check out these coins. Can you imagine the size of my disappointment when the coins stick to a magnet? On the other hand, I was happy that I was not deceived, because the coins and the situation looked very believable. Bastards...
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:18 pm

WOW... This I was supposed to find!!! Sh*t f*ck freaks #&#%$@!
Pskov archaeologists discovered in September, the biggest treasure of jewels in the history of the excavations in the region, it is believed that it may be part of the numismatic collection of the famous Russian merchant Fedor Plyushkin.
It was he who became the prototype of the hero of the poem "Dead Souls", he told the head of the Pskov archaeological center Tatiana Ershova.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:25 pm

Whoa! What a haul!
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:42 pm

Yes, TC, it's very impressive. This is one of the hidden parts of his collection, which was purchased by Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, but not all. The main part of the collection it is in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. There are still several of these unknown treasures. I would give half my life to find one of these treasures.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Isaac » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:51 pm

CIA here,

I'm going to have to confiscate your findings. Sanctions on Russia include finding treasure. I'd like to thank you for self-reporting, now please mail your findings to

Department of the Treasure Finding
Obama Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:30 am

Isaac wrote:CIA here,

I'm going to have to confiscate your findings. Sanctions on Russia include finding treasure. I'd like to thank you for self-reporting, now please mail your findings to

Department of the Treasure Finding
Obama Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA
Yes, do not forget to tell them that they investigated, found and returned to Russia all the treasures that were stole and shipped to the US by the Nazis.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Isaac » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:01 pm

You spelled "won" incorrectly.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:42 pm

Isaac wrote:You spelled "won" incorrectly.
This topic has been created is not about that, Isaac. If you have nothing to say on the merits of the topic, it is better not to say anything, in my opinion.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Isaac » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:23 am

I think this topic merits a call to Vlad Putin. I'm going to tell him you're not paying your freedom tax to the U.S., which is best country ever.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Tunnelcat » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:13 am

Isaac wrote:CIA here,

I'm going to have to confiscate your findings. Sanctions on Russia include finding treasure. I'd like to thank you for self-reporting, now please mail your findings to

Department of the Treasure Finding
Obama Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215 USA
I think Isaac wants all that treasure for himself sigma. Isaac, I'm surprised you didn't change the address to: "The Isaac Revenue Service Center". :lol:
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Post by sigma » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:55 pm

Isaac wrote:I think this topic merits a call to Vlad Putin. I'm going to tell him you're not paying your freedom tax to the U.S., which is best country ever.
Bwa-ha-ha))) Vladimir Putin now owns the whole of Russia. He has everything you can and cannot imagine.
But as an ordinary person for an ordinary person, I highly recommend you visit at least, once in a lifetime, the Pushkin Museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Diamond Fund in the Moscow Kremlin. Believe me, you will remember it forever.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Tunnelcat » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:17 pm

Does Putin own you sigma? My president sure doesn't own me. In fact, why does Putin own the antiquities of Russian heritage? Putin will eventually die someday anyway. I'd think ALL of the people of Russia should own it for their own posterity and history. :wink:
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Post by sigma » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:00 pm

Of course, he owns it as long as he is the head of state. Naturally, he owns and me. But not to such an extent that I could not Express my opinion even against him. Although that remains to be seen ) This is a separate big topic.
I know that in the USA too rigid control of citizens by the government, but if you feel yourself free, although it is almost like under communistic socialism, it's good for your psyche.
P.S. I think it's time to move this conversation to another section.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:43 pm

sigma, what's the oldest thing you own? Going through some old books I had in a box, I ran into a couple of old German chemistry books, one dated in the 1600's and the other the 1700's, both written in German, that came from my husband's great grandfather. I also found an old British Monarchy coin, a coin that was never supposed to be put into general circulation, which happened to be placed in with my coin collection. I hadn't looked through this specific part of the collection because some of it came from my husband's grandmother a long time ago and was stored away in boxes for moving years ago. There's also a bunch of old paper 1930's German Reichmark notes too. I'll post a couple of pictures of everything when I get the time.
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Re: Nice finds

Post by sigma » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:47 pm

The most valuable thing that I had, this is a gold ring with a large ruby. It was a ring of the 19th century. I know that, because it was my grandmother's ring. You'll laugh, but it was stolen by a plumber )
Now I have a few found in the land of the ancient female silver jewelry with colored stones, they are rather in poor condition, so I would not want to show it. No one can tell the exact date, but say it is about the 17th century or earlier.
P.S. Although recently one of the friends of my boss at work gave his Secretary a diamond ring of 1 carat. She married him a month later.
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