From 1756 to 1779 were issued gold coins of non-standard denominations - poltina, rouble, and 2 roubles. They had a limited circulation among government officials, and was also used for overseas payments. Coin with portrait of Catherine II in adulthood, was produced in 1785 and 1786. The circumference of the front and back sides, a rim consisting of teeth.On the obverse
is a portrait of Catherine II in profile, face to the right. Under the portrait letters "СПБ"(Saint-Petersburg). In a circle the inscription - "Б•М•ЕКАТЕРИНА•II•IМП•ИСАМОД•ВСЕРОС"(stands for "the grace of God Catherine II Empress and autocrat of all Russias").The reverse
depicts the 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 an oval shield with the Moscow coat of arms: St. George on horseback slaying a serpentine dragon with wings. The shield surrounded by chain of Order of St. Andrew. In a circle the inscription (starting at the top) - "1785 • МОН • ЦЕНА • ДВА • РУБЛИ •"(letters converted basis inside).
Shown here are specimens from the Museum of the Goznak St. Petersburg mint