Silver kopeck of Ivan IV Vassilijevitch as Tsar (1547-1584) - better known as "Ivan the Terrible", IB mintmark, Pscov mint, Russia (Grishin #96)

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Horseman advancing right, holding a spear, letters "IB" below / Inscription in 5 lines "TSAR I / VELIKIY/KNYAZ IB/AN VSEYA/RUSY" ("Tsar and Grand Duke Ivan of all Russia"). 13mmx12mm, 0.65 grams. Pscov mint. Griszin #96; Russian Wire Coins #96.

This is a full kopeck (not a denga). The coin was minted in Pscov in the 1570's.

The infamous Ivan "the Terrible" was the Grand Duke of Russia between 1533 and 1547. In 1547 he assumed the supreme title of "Tsar" ("Caesar") and ruled as such until his death in 1547.