Metal Detecting German Coins
I just spent 2 weeks metal detecting in Germany and turned up 3 amazing old German coins. I generally hunt the WW2 trenches but this year I decided to turn off the iron setting and swing larger areas of the forest and the strategy paid off big time. I am hunting with my Garrett Ace 150 metal detector and my Garrett pin-pointing device. Below are some photos of my finds.
#1 This first coin looks to be a German Reichsmark, I couldn't get a date as the coin is broken in half. Notice the beautiful font that was used, very European.
#2 This next coin is an East German Phennig (1981) which was the currency of the time before the Berlin wall fell. It is a thin, lightweight aluminum coin. DDR (Deutsch Demokratische Republik).
|1981 East German Phennig|
#3 The crown jewel of my trip, a 500 Mark from Germany dated 1923. The denomination is 500 as it was minted during a time of hyperinflation from 1918-1924.
|1923 Reichsmark 500 Mark|
Wow, what an amazing trip. 2 and 1/2 coins!
|Old German Coins|