Coin hunting on the tilled field
Not so long I’ve found some silver while walking around the tilled field. Why do I like those fields so much?
One of the main questions for every digger is “Where to organize the search”? If you’re a newcomer, and have just bought your first detector, willing to try it as soon as possible, I’d recommend you two places: the beach near the river/lake/sea and the tilled field in spring, in the early beginning of the season. The process is quite easy – using the map, you find the villages, surrounding your city or town, and then you take the old map and check it for the same village. Cross-check the fields: if they are on the old map, and where are they now? If the field is present on the old map, and after arrival to the venue you find the same field tilled, then good luck – for sure you’ll get some finds here. Even if that field was visited by several hundreds of the colleagues with metal detectors, I assure you, it’s impossible to find and take out 100% of the field’s “treasures”, you can find one or two coins even on the most “hard done” place. It happens!
You can walk really long in a tilled field. The finds usually lay not deep at all, sometimes totally on the surface. The humans ploughed the fields for ages, so the finds move around the field, often staying at the surface, or they get deeply dug into the soil during ploughing. Due to that it’s quite useful to come to couple of your checked favorite ancient fields every spring, and after the walk you’ll be guaranteed to go away with new finds. Usually the fields are big, so walking there is just a pleasure.
Why the people, working in fields, couldn’t find the lost coins themselves? Very often such coins are covered with soil and dirt, and due to that they look like dirt clumps, not visible by the naked eye. Such coins can be found only with a detector.
Also I recommend to try on the local beach – one more topic about coin hunting on the beach is here.