The coin is minted from copper, was produced from 1855 to 1867 (the date "1854" rapped out the old stamp in 1855). The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding on the circumference of the piping.
The obverse of the coin shows the monogram of Alexander II (the large stylized letter "А" at the bottom of Roman numeral "II" above the letter "А"great Imperial crown).
On the coin reverse in the middle of the specified par - "КОПЕЙКА" above him a large Imperial crown, below the year of issue "1856", below the letters "Е.М."(Yekaterinburg coin).
Varieties of the penny, model of 1854: 1854-1858, 1860-1867 (EM);
1859 (EAT, big crown);
1859 (EAT small crown);
1856, 1858 (VM, wide monogram) - Warsaw chasing;
1856, 1858 (VM, narrow monogram) - Warsaw chasing.