Catherine II copper 5 kopek
Big copper coin from 1700s
This copper coin was minted during the rule of Catherine II, also known as Catherine The Great.
Coin denomination is 5 kopek. Common-folk name is "pyatak" - "pyat" means five in Russian.
These coins are pretty heave and bulky - 51.2 grams of weight and 44mm in diameter. For our visitors from the land of the free - 1.8oz and 1.73in.
Nowadays metal detecting became a hobby of many and big stashes of these keep being found from time to time, but they are still pretty pricey, especially in a decent condition - it's been literally centuries.
- 51.2 grams
- Mint years