What was the Russian beard token used for?

proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
barber's payment
In 1705, Emperor Peter I of Russia in­sti­tut­ed a beard tax to mod­ern­ize the society of Russia fol­low­ing European models. Those who paid the tax were required to carry a "beard token" with them all the time.

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proof of tax payment
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
barber's payment
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flagSwitzerland
83%
8%
0%
8%
12
flagLithuania
80%
0%
0%
20%
10
flagSpain
70%
0%
20%
8%
24
flagBelgium
64%
7%
21%
0%
14
flagAustria
57%
14%
21%
7%
14
flagCanada
55%
3%
6%
31%
29
flagthe United Kingdom
54%
8%
15%
20%
269
flagRussia
53%
7%
7%
29%
41
flagFrance
52%
0%
21%
21%
23
flagUkraine
50%
6%
6%
37%
16
flagSweden
50%
8%
25%
16%
12
flagGermany
49%
5%
21%
23%
160
flagthe United States
46%
8%
15%
26%
213
flagItaly
46%
13%
20%
20%
30
flagNorway
46%
7%
23%
23%
13
flagthe Netherlands
44%
3%
20%
31%
29
flagPoland
43%
9%
21%
24%
9899
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
16%
20%
29%
24
flagUnknown
25%
15%
27%
32%
381
flagIndia
25%
16%
29%
29%
24

Gender

men37%
women43%
proof of tax payment
37%
44%
money in Vostok Antarctic Station
11%
9%
Bolshevik's propaganda symbol
22%
23%
barber's payment
27%
22%

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