The coin was produced from 1817 to 1831 (except for 1820 and 1821). The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth.
The obverse of the coin depicts the so-called "Masonic emblem". The coat of arms double-headed eagle without crowns with splayed wings, located above the Imperial crown. In paws the eagle holds the symbols of Imperial power, including a wreath of Laurel leaves and thunderbolts. Under the eagle is located the winding tape of the order of Andrew's, stretched for the entire width of the coat of arms. On the breast a large diamond-shaped shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Under the arms at a considerable distance from each other, there are letters "П"and "С"(initials of mintmaster Paul Tupitsyna). In a semi-circle along the rim below the date of issue "1825 ГОДА" at the top of the par - "ПЯТЬ РУБЛЕЙ"
On the coin reverse in the middle of a four-line inscription: "ЧИСТАГО ЗОЛОТА 1 ЗОЛОТН. 39 ДОЛЕЙ"(symbol of the weight of pure metal). Below the horizontal line thickening at center, and under it the letters "С.П.Б."(Saint-Petersburg). The sides along the rim are two branches (oak and Laurel) that are associated at the bottom with tape. At the top of the Imperial crown.
The picture shows a copy from the exposition of the State Hermitage Museum, with a room HE-R-AZ-1588.
Species coins 5 roubles of the sample of 1817:
1817 (SPB FG);
1818-1819, 1822 (SPB MF);
1823-1825 (SPB, PS);
1825-1831 (SPB PD).