In the course of monetary reform, stretching for a quarter of a century, it was initially planned to organize minting silver kopecks large weight, but with a low sample in addition to a coin scales pre-Petrine type. The silver penny was made in 1713-1714, 1718 years. Since 1718, there was a complete rejection of the silver coins of this denomination.
The obverse and reverse sides surrounded by threadlike rim (its partial absence is not a marriage).
The obverse of the coin in the middle in two lines, nominal value - "КО ПЕИКА" there is a big bulging point. At the bottom the year of issue of the old Slavonic letters ("҂АѰИI"- "1718"). Under the date of an inverted letter "L"- the sign of mintmaster Johann (John) Louisa lang.
The reverse of the coin depicts St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings.
The photo shows the instances from the exposition of the State Hermitage Museum that have a number: HE-R-2-3345, HE-R-2-3323.
Varieties of silver pennies: 1713 (large letters);
1713 (small letters);
1714 (wing feathers 6);
1714 (wing 9 feathers, large crown);
1714 (wing 9 feathers, small crown);
1718 (the date of an inverted letter "L";
1718 (the date nothing).