Coin of this type was made from gold 917 samples in 1859-1885. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth. GURT coin dotted.The obverse of the coin
in the Central part of the depiction of the Small State Emblem of the Russian Empire
of the sample of 1856. The coat of arms double-headed eagle crowned with two Imperial crowns, above is the same crown, but a larger size is associated with lower crowns waving a tape of Andrew's order. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left - power. Placed on the breast the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. Moscow
coat of arms surrounded by chain of the order of Saint Apostle Andrey Pervozvannogo. Lifted up on the wings of an eagle located the coats of arms of the eight kingdoms (four on each wing). On the left the arms of the kingdoms: Kazan, Polish, Tauric Chersonesos, and United in one the coats of arms of the Grand principalities of Kiev, Vladimir and Novgorod. On the right the arms of kings: Astrakhan, Siberia, Moscow and the Grand Duchy of Finland. The tail of a stylized eagle made. Left and right of the tail bearing the initials of mintmaster - "Н"and "I"On the coin reverse
in the center of the specified face value - the number "3", above it the Imperial crown, below the word "РУБЛЯ" Left and right of the figures there is a six-pointed star. Under the denomination of ornaments in the form of two stylized lines, between which the point. Below is the mintage year "1873", below the letters "С.П.Б." meaning "Saint Petersburg". The inscription surrounds a ring of points, which on a circle the weight of the coin: "ЧИСТАГО ЗОЛОТА 81 ДОЛЯ" The beginning and the end of the label, separated by a flower.
Varieties of coins of 3 rubles of the sample of 1869:
1899-1877 (SPB HI);
1877-1882 (SPB NF);
1883 (SPB DS);
1883-1885 (SPB AG).