Russian Amateur Diver Found Gold Coin Worth $17,000

Gold Coin

Amateur treasure hunter found at the bottom of the Yauza River in Moscow, a 400-year-old gold coin worth more than $17,000. This valuable discovery was found by amateur diver swimming through the Yauza River with metal detector.
It is alleged that the coin was stuck to a metallic pivot buried deep within the silt, and it turned out to be a gold ugorsky chervonets minted during the reign of Russian Tsar Boris Godunov (1598-1605).
These coins have not been used as currency, but were issued as a reward for martial valor. It is considered extremely rare, as only six such coins have been found to date, and may be worth over $17,000.

Gold Coin

Meanwhile, the lucky treasure hunter decided to remain anonymous because under Russian law, a person who engages in archaeological activities without proper authorization and inflicts damage to artifacts during the process may face a hefty fine and up to four years in prison.

Gold Coin

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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