Copper coins of Alexander I

During the reign of Alexander I of Russia, copper coins were also minted alongside gold and silver denominations. Here are the main types of copper coins that circulated during his reign:

Kopek: The kopek was the smallest denomination of currency in the Russian Empire, equivalent to one-hundredth of a ruble. Copper kopeks featuring Alexander I's portrait on the obverse and various designs on the reverse were minted in various years during his reign. These coins were widely used for everyday transactions and were essential for commerce.

Denga: The denga was a fraction of a kopek, typically one-half or one-quarter of a kopek. Copper dengas with Alexander I's portrait were also minted during his reign. These coins were of lower value than kopeks and were used for smaller transactions.

Polushka: The polushka was another fractional denomination, usually one-half of a kopek. These copper coins, like the dengas, featured Alexander I's portrait and were used for small transactions.

Copper Wire Money: In some instances, especially during periods of economic instability or war, the Russian government issued copper wire money. These were thin strips of copper stamped with the denomination and often featuring the ruler's portrait, including that of Alexander I. They were used as a form of emergency currency but were not as common as regular minted coins.

These copper coins were essential for daily commerce in the Russian Empire during Alexander I's reign. They were used by people from all walks of life and provide valuable insights into the economic conditions of the time. Today, they are sought after by collectors of Russian coins and serve as historical artifacts from the early 19th century.

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