The coin was minted by the Saint Petersburg mint in a few instances. Extremely rare. It was one of the first attempts to start production of copper-Nickel coins, but then the project did not get.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. Under the coat of arms the year of issue "1882" to the left of the coat of arms in a semicircle along the rim from the bottom up the inscription in French - "LE NICKEL"(Nickel), right of the coat of arms top to bottom in a half circle "SPECIMEN ALL: 25 . 75"(the words "sample" and the number).On the coin reverse
in the centre there is a large number "3" encircled by a continuous ring. In the upper part a semicircular inscription along the rim the inscription - "МЕДНАЯ РОССIЙСКАЯ МОНЕТА" at the bottom in a half circle "КОПЕЙКИ" Two inscriptions are separated by two five-pointed stars.
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