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Russia Polushka (1/4 Kopek)  1730 to 1759
Russia Polushka (1/4 Kopek) 1730 to 1759

These are small copper coins from Russia. The double-headed eagle is a common symbol of church-plus-state power from the old Byzantine Empire. One head represents religious power and the other political power. Jefferson and others would not tolerate such a concept in the beginnings of America.

The Russian lettering throws most Westerners for a loop. You can see a comparison of Russian spellings of coin denominations on this CoinQuest page.

Condition means everything in these old coins. If you can find a nice example the value goes up quite a bit. The coin in our photo is roughly 'average circulated.'

worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $120
coins dated 1741 are somewhat more rare than the other dates; multiply these values by two

These are approximate catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page for an explanation of how catalog values work.

Coin: 12975 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: paul jewett, Fri, 26-Oct-2012 01:27:06 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 04-May-2013 03:18:18 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Mon, 19-Jun-2017 00:27:00 GMT
Requester description: 1734 2 headed bird with wings spread, other side noay ilika and date
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