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Russia 1, 2, 3, and 5 Kopeks  1867 to 1917
Russia 1, 2, 3, and 5 Kopeks 1867 to 1917

This is likely your coin, Bruce. It is an old 1 kopek piece from the Russian Empire. There are 2 and 3 kopek coins which look the same but have a 2 or 3 in place of the 1 above 'kopek.'

Catalog values start around $1 to $2 US dollar for all three denominations when the coins are in worn condition, but they rise nicely as the coins are in good shape. The coin in our picture is in average circulated condition. Here are the stats:

Note: the values are for common dates. Most dates are common dates. Special dates will be mentioned when they are more valuable.

1 KOPEK (1867 to 1916, 21 mm diameter)
average circulated: $7 catalog value
well preserved before 1887: $15
well preserved after 1886: $10
fully uncirculated before 1871: $50
fully uncirculated after 1870: $35
coins dated 1867 and 1903: multiply values by 2

2 KOPEKS (1867 to 1916, 24 mm diameter)
average circulated: $10 catalog value
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated before 1871: $35
fully uncirculated after 1870: $25
coins dated 1867 and 1892: multiply values by 2

3 KOPEKS (1867 to 1916, 27 mm diameter)
average circulated: $8 catalog value
well preserved: $15
fully uncirculated before 1885: $60
fully uncirculated after 1892: $45
coins dated 1870, 1891, and 1892: multiply values by 2

5 KOPEKS (1867 to 1876, 32 mm diameter, E.M. mint mark)
average circulated: $10 catalog value
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $50
coins dated 1867: multiply values by 1.5
coins dated 1876: multiply values by 2

5 KOPEKS (1867 to 1912, 33 mm diameter, '?.?.?' mint mark)
average circulated: $12
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $70
coins dated 1867: multiply values by 1.5
coins dated 1870: multiply values by 2
coins dated 1911 catalog at $25 when average circulated, but $250 when fully uncirculated
coins dated 1912 catalog at $30 average circulated, but $475 fully uncirculated

Be sure to read our Important Terminology page to properly understand these catalog values.

Coin: 1985 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: bruce, Sun, 22-Nov-2009 07:59:29 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Sat, 04-May-2013 03:26:23 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 13-Jan-2016 01:09:39 GMT
Requester description: 1910 two headed dragon or serpent holding sword in left claw right claw is holding helmet with crowns on heads of both and a crown above heads with what looks like shelid on their chest and it looks like their about to eat a bird maybe a peacock thats all on back of coin. 1 and a branch that looks like a berry branch and date 1910 and stroll around whole outside of coin.
Tags: russia 1 2 3 5 kopeks kopek kohbhkh koheek koiibiikii kopeika kopenka kohbn koiibnkb kohbnkn konaekb koneek kopehka konbn konbnkn konbekb koiitiikii konbhkn noheek koiibhka kopeek kohbnka konenka nenka koiibnka kopec moheta konehka kontekb konbhka two headed head dragon serpent snake sword claw helmet crowns crown heads shelid shield chest eat bird peacock branch berry stroll whole oneheaded dragons asps snakes asp sworeds swordlike swords broadsword talons claws helmeted helmit helmets crowned tiara crwon crpwn tiarra crowning tiera sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon chevron ashield shields twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched russian rooski rusia cccp eagle double circle ring dot bead pearl eaglets egals eable egal eagles eag ealge eagel doubled doubble twoheaded doubles circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet circles circlr circal citcle encircled ringed circumscibed cirlce circel encircles encircling rings circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed beaded period beading beads pionts point periods dots points pearls

Comments

Mine has a 5 on it and the year is 1868. Never seen one of these. - Kathy Hill
Thanks, Kathy. We updated the page. We missed the 5 kopek initially. - CoinQuest (Paul)

My 5 Kopeks coin is dated 1880. I have seen a whole bunch of 1880 5 kopeks coins. So I believe that the year exists. does this year have any difference in the value which is why you didn't put it there, or did you absolutely miss it? - Owen
Hi Owen. You are absolutely right than we missed it. It turns out that after 1876, Russia stopped minting coins the 5 kopeks at the mint in Ekaterinaburg, and instead started minting them in Saint Petersburg. These issues are listed separately in the catalogs but are essentially identical, except that the E.M. mint mark is substituted for the S.P.B mint mark. The page has now been updated. Thanks! - CoinQuest (Chris)

  

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