In 1723, a decision was made about the beginning of the minting of the first in the history of the copper penny. Developed several design options, one of them contained the image of the God of war Mars. On the front side of the coin there is threadlike Kant, on the reverse of Kant in the form of thin raised lines.
The obverse of the coin in the middle of the field through all the coins held the thick solid horizontal chertas five raised dots, above the line specified denomination in two lines and the year of issue "ПЯТЬ КОПЕЕКЪ 1723"
The reverse of the coin placed allegorical image of the God of war Mars, walking on the field with scattered skeletons. At the feet of Mars lies in Leo.
The picture shows a copy from the exposition of the State Hermitage.