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- **Purpose:** The coin or token commemorates Peter the Great's implementation of a beard tax in Russia. The tax was intended to encourage Russian men to shave their beards, following Western European trends, and those who could afford to pay the tax were permitted to keep their beards.

- **Production:** The coin or token was produced by the Smithsonian Institution, likely as part of a historical or educational initiative.

- **Mintage:** There were 15,000 coins or tokens minted, indicating a limited production run.

- **Composition:** The coin or token is made of 99.7% copper, which is a common material for commemorative coins or tokens.

- **Weight and Size:** The coin or token weighs 4.9 grams and has a diameter of 23 millimeters.


2019 Russian Beard Token Copper, Smithsonian

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