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Opening of the 2017 season

My first outing with a new double frequency Mars Tiger coil resulted in finding a mini collection of Potitske metal coins!

They were issued by the Potoki Mutual Assistance Partnership of the Kremenchug district in Poltava province (the village of Potoki, Ukraine). The coins existed in denominations of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 50 kopecks and 1, 2, 3, 5 rubles (karbovans).

As of today, this is still quite a rare series of currency units issued during the period after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Over the last 16 years Potitske metal coins have not been well studied and described in detail. As a result of the sensational in its time governmental decree (1920’s) on the strict prohibition of local “money creation” and subsequent press reports on trials of “disobedient persons” and their arrests, many copies of minted metal coins were hurriedly withdrawn and refined or destroyed in any other way. As a consequence, some of denominations were lost forever, and some samples have become real rarities.

And the first find of this year turned out to be such a crooked Christian cross)

I didn’t use a Mars Goliath this time, as it was possible to dig maximum at a 15-cm depth, further the ground was as solid as concrete…

But it was a hard and successful day for two other coils – Mars Sniper and Mars Tiger together with the Minelab X-Terra 705 metal detector.

As a result, I found one more Christian cross and some coins.


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