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: $20
well preserved: $80
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.