The coin is made of gold of 900 tests. The obverse and reverse sides have a protruding around the circumference of the rim with inward-facing teeth shaped "Ω"The obverse of the coin
shows the profile of Alexander III right. To the left of the profile from the bottom up in a semicircle along the rim is the inscription: "Б.М.Александр III ИМПЕРАТОРЪ И САМОДЕРЖЕЦЪ ВСЕРОССИЙСКIЙ"("Б.М."means "God's grace"). The beginning and the end of the label, separated by a five-leaf.On the coin reverse
in the Central part of the depiction of the Small State Emblem of the Russian Empire
of the sample of 1883. 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 rear foot of the horse of St. George is a mark of the engraver - "АГ" Under the arms in a semicircle along the edge to the specified value "5 РУБЛЕЙ"and the year of coinage - "1891".
Varieties 5 rubles of the sample of 1886:Portrait with a long beard:
1886-1888 (no letters "АГ"on the obverse);
1887-1888 (letters "АГ"on the neck of Alexander III);Portrait with a short beard:
1886-1894 (without letters "АГ"on the obverse);
1887-1889, 1892 (letters "АГ"on the neck of Alexander III).