Coin sample 1764 (portrait of a young Catherine II). Were produced from 1764 to 1771 year, and in 1774-1775. In a circle the front and back of a rim with notches (on some coins may partially be absent, it is not a marriage).On the obverse
is a portrait of Catherine II in profile, face to the right. Under the portrait letters "Д.М.М."(The Moscow
mint, the error is in the order of the letters). In a circle the inscription - "Б•М•ЕКАТЕРИНА•II•IМП•IСАМОД•ВСЕРОС"(stands for "the grace of God Catherine II Empress and autocrat of all Russias").The reverse
depicts a simplified coat of arms of the Russian Empire
of second half XVIII century: the double-headed eagle with the lifted wings, crowned by two Imperial crowns, above the same crown but larger. Right Talon the eagle holds a scepter, the left power. On the eagle's breast is a circle indicating the face value - the number "15". Below in a semicircle is a ribbon with the year of issue "1774". On the sides and at the top there are 5 raised dots (15 ° nominal).
Varieties 15 cents of the sample of 1764:Portrait with scarf on the neck:
1764-1766 (MMD);Portrait without a scarf on neck:
1767-1771, 1774-1775 (MMD);