The coin is minted from copper in Helsingfors (Helsinki) by order of the government of the Russian Empire
. Used in currency of Finland before the end of 1918, while the independence of Finland received in December 1917. 1 penny is equal to 1/100 mark.The obverse of the coin
depicts a monogram of Nicholas II (Latin edition): a large stylized letter "N" at the bottom of Roman numeral "II"with horizontal fluting. Crowned monogram with an Imperial crown with flying tape of Andrew's order.The reverse of the coin
, nominal value in Finnish: at the top of the figure "5" below "PENNIÄ" Still below the year of issue "1897".
The obverse and reverse sides of the coins have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth.