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1 and 5 Kopeks are rarely used due to their low value and in some cases may not be accepted by stores or individuals. These coins began being issued in 1998, although some of them bear the year 1997. In 2008, it was proposed by the Bank of Russia to withdraw 1 and 5 Kopeks from circulation and to round all the prices to multiples of 10 Kopeks, although the proposal hasn't been realized yet.
The relief image of the rider on horseback killing a dragon with a spear. To the right below, under the front hoof of the horse the Cyrillic letters М (Moscow) or С-П (Saint Petersburg), indicating the mint (mintmark). Above from the left to the right the inscription along the rim: BANK OF RUSSIA divided by the figure of the rider. Below under the image of the dragon the year of mintage.
The denomination of the coin: the figure 1, under it the word KOPECK written horizontal; at the bottom of the disc the stylized vegetable ornament in form of two branches.