45 - Wire Kopek, Moscow Mint, Tsar Peter I Alekseevich (Peter The Great), circa 1701

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Silver Wire Kopek Tsar Peter I

Wire Kopeck of Tsar Peter I Alekseevich (Peter The Great)
OBVERSE: an image of the crowned horseman carrying a spear with a pointed tip, date mark "ЯΨЯ" ("1701") under the galloping horse, dotted circular line.
REVERSE: the 6-line coin legend engraved in old cyrillic lettering reads: "ЦРЬИBE / ЛИКIИKHЯ / ЗЬПЕТРЬЯ / ЛЕЗIЕВИЧЬ. / ВCEЯРω / ССIИ" ("Tsar and Grand Prince Peter Alekseevich of Entire Russia").
Weight: 0.28 gram
Mint: Moscow

The production of Russian wire money - silver wire hammered coins, ceased in 1717. The modern coin catalogues give a year of 1718 as the end-year for the wire coin production, but the only existing 1718 wire kopeck has been recently prooved to be a fake.

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