Kapiejka: coin from Republic of Belarus


1 kapiejka, 2009: Republic of Belarus

1 kapiejka, 2009: Republic of Belarus

1 КАПЕЙКА: 1 kapiejka.

Belarusian national ornament.

БЕЛАРУСЬ: Belarus.

National emblem of Belarus: a ribbon in the colors of the national flag, a silhouette of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star. It is sometimes referred to as the coat of arms of Belarus, although in heraldic terms this is inaccurate as the emblem does not respect the rules of conventional heraldry. The emblem is an allusion to one that was used by the Byelorussian SSR, with the biggest change being a replacement of the Communist hammer and sickle with a silhouette of Belarus.

Kremnica Mint (Slovakia).

This coin was introduced into real money circulation only in 2016. It (along with other coins of the 2009 series) became the first circulating national coin in the history of Belarus of all time. Before that, since 1996, only non-circulating commemorative coins of Belarus were minted.

  • Copper plated steel: 15 mm - 1.5 g
  • Reference price: 0.2$

COIN KAPIEJKA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF BELARUS (2009-...): kapiejka = 1/100 rubel

KAPIEJKA (Belarusian "Капейка") as coin name.
Kopek or kopeck... This is how, in some numismatic sources, three different modern exchangeable coins — Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian — are sometimes denoted at the same time. However, I do not agree: I think it is correct to write these names differently in Latin characters.
Namely, the Russian coin is a kopeck or kopek (Russian "копейка": kopeyka), the Ukrainian one is kopiika (Ukrainian "копійка"), the Belarusian one is kapiejka (Belarusian "капейка").
It can be said that the Belarusian kapiejka coin (sometimes kapeyka) is a variety or a local descendant of the Russian kopeck coin, which was used in Belarusian lands during the last few centuries of Russian colonization.